Rachel is a Certified Family Law Specialist providing mediation, litigation and parenting coordination representation to parties in Family Law matters.
Rachel opened her own law practice immediately after graduating from Loyola Law School and passing the California Bar exam in 1998. When she first opened her practice, she handled a variety of cases including family law matters, employment law, landlord tenant, criminal defense and criminal appeals. Ultimately, Rachel chose to practice exclusively in the area of Family Law because she likes helping her clients through a very emotional process. Rachel’s background and experience allow her to assist her clients in obtaining the best possible outcome in every case whether through litigation or mediation.
Rachel believes clients are best served when they are provided with a clear path to navigate through one of the most difficult times of their lives. Rachel’s aim is to guide clients through the legal issues in their case by minimizing conflict and achieving a favorable result. To accommodate the range of needs in family law cases, Rachel provides litigation, mediation, and parenting coordination services in divorce, child custody, domestic violence, child support, spousal support (alimony), and property division cases.
Rachel serves as a Judge Pro Tem in Family Law Settlement Conferences in Marin County and as an Interdisciplinary Settlement Conference Panelist in Marin County, helping parties resolve financial and custody issues without going to trial. She also acts as volunteer on the Pro Per Litigant Calendar in Marin County which is a court designed program to help self-represented litigants navigate the divorce process.
Educational and Professional Experience
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles – Juris Doctor – 1998
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science – 1993
California State Bar – Admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California
Marin County Bar Association
AFCC – Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Volunteer Experience & Causes
2005-Present Marin County Superior Court Bench Bar Settlement Conference Panelist
2006-Present Attorney Volunteer Marin County Superior Court Pro Per Calendar
2012-Present Attorney Interdisciplinary Settlement Conference Panelist in High Conflict Custody Cases
Certified Mediator, Steven Rosenberg Mediation Training 2013
Certified Parenting Coordinator, Joan Kelly 2013
1997-1998 – The Honorable Anne I. Jones Federal Magistrate