Raylynn T. Best-James

Senior Associate Attorney

Raylynn T. Best-James is a Senior Associate Attorney at McCabe Russell, PA. Raylynn earned her undergraduate degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. She then earned her Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in Criminal Practice from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Before joining McCabe Russell, Raylynn first served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Charles J. Peters, who was the Judge in Charge of the Criminal Division, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. She then practiced estate planning/administration, personal injury, family, and other civil matters at a prominent general practice firm in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Raylynn has successfully litigated several civil matters throughout the state of Maryland. She is a proactive and detail-oriented attorney, dedicated to keeping clients informed and determined to produce the best outcome for clients.

In her free time, you’d probably find Raylynn catching a midnight movie premiere with her husband, brunching in DC with her friends, or attentively trying to successfully guess the daily five-letter word on the Wordle App.

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Bar Admissions 

  • Maryland, 2017

Professional Affiliations 

Prior Work Experience 

  • Judicial Law Clerk, The Honorable Charles J. Peters, Circuit Court for Baltimore City (2017 - 2018)
  • Litigation Attorney, Alexander & Cleaver, P.A. (2018 - 2021)


  • The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 (2022)