Raffaele & Associates LLC

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

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    Rayni Rabinovitz Bienenfeld

    Of Counsel


    Rayni is an attorney at the law firm of Raffaele & Associates, LLC, where she practices in the special education practice. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and Florida Bar Associations and has extensive experience training families and attorneys on legal issues related to special education law in Pennsylvania.

    Rayni is an ardent advocate for youth and young adults with disabilities. Rayni began working with this population when she started a tennis program for children with Autism spectrum disorder in high school. Rayni has also developed a passion for working with children with chronic health issues, including Migraines, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), and other genetic or complex medical conditions.

    Before moving to Pennsylvania, Rayni practiced special education law in Florida and worked as a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County’s Education Advocacy Project where she represented low-income students. At Legal Aid, she presented over thirty “Know Your Rights” parent workshops at homeless shelters, low-income medical clinics, and parenting resource centers, and conducted trainings to attorneys interested in representing children with special education needs.

    A graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, Rayni served as a Miami Scholars recipient as well as an ambassador for prospective Scholars. She graduated magna cum laude of her law school class, earning the Order of the Coif. Rayni graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. Rayni lives in Montgomery County with her husband.


    • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
    • Duke University, B.A., summa cum laude

    Court Admissions

    • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • Supreme Court of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

    Professional Affiliations

    • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
    • Disability Rights Bar Association (DRBA)


    • COPAA Conference Co-Presenter (2021) – Steps to Obtain Residential Treatment Placement: A Guide to Effectively Navigate the RTF Placement Process & Implications During COVID
    • PBI Exceptional Children Conference Co-Presenter (2019) – Introduction to Special Education Law
    • Education Advocacy Project (EAP), Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County – Staff Attorney
    • University of Miami School of Law’s Mental Health Law Course – Guest Lecturer
    • Making School Work, P.L. – Contract Attorney
    • Florida Justice Institute (FJI) & Disability Rights Florida (DRF) – Contract Attorney
    • University of Miami School of Law’s Children and Youth Law Clinic (CYLC) – Visiting Attorney/Practitioner-in-Residence
    • Talenfeld Law, P.A. – Associate Attorney


    •  The Educational Toolkit (2017), written and published by Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County’s Education Advocacy Project staff attorneys
    •  Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws: Examining Current Approaches to Suicide in Policy and Law, (Oxford University Press 2016), research acknowledged in book 
    •  Getting Access to Assistive Technology: Getting the Help You Need to Succeed in College and Beyond (2011), article published on the National Center for Learning Disabilities’ online resource page