Ilya Rabkin grew up in Richmond, Virginia and attended Virginia Commonwealth University for his undergraduate degree. He then went to law school at The University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, South Carolina. After graduating from law school, Ilya moved back home to Richmond and obtained his license to practice law in Virginia. Before joining Christina Pendleton & Associates in 2016, Ilya volunteered at the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society as a Pro Bono Attorney where he helped indigent persons with landlord-tenant disputes, protective orders, uncontested guardianships, and employment disputes.
During his tenure at our firm, Ilya focused his practice around helping clients who were injured through no fault of their own and made sure they received the full compensation that they deserved. In 2021, he was named one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 attorneys and he was also named a finalist “Best Attorney” with the Richmond Times Dispatch’s “The Best” annual competition. Ilya was also a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
Ilya’s colleagues at the Pendleton Law Team, both attorneys and paralegals, lovingly referred to him as “The OG” and our “Russian Bear.” He was an amazingly generous and caring human being, and will be greatly missed by many in the Richmond community.
Ilya Rabkin, 35, of Richmond, passed away on September 17, 2021. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mariya. He is survived by his wife, Kerry Rabkin; son, Macklin Rabkin; step-children, Abigail and Luke Martin; parents, Mikhail and Tatyana Rabkin; sister, Yekaterina Rabkin. Ilya cherished the time he spent with his family. He worked as an attorney with Pendleton Law Team. A public visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Bliley’s, 8510 Staples Mill Road. A private graveside service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Ilya’s memory to your favorite charity.