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Rachel L. Kugel

Rachel L. Kugel

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Lawyer and founder of the Kugel Law Firm, Rachel has always wanted to make a difference in people's lives. Rachel is a criminal defense attorney focusing on DWI cases both in New York and New Jersey. Having defended hundreds of people on charges related to driving under the influence, it's no wonder that when the media needs an expert they call her. Rachel is a regular guest on CNN, FOX News, CourtTV, MSNBC, The O'Reilly Factor, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, and many others. Rachel is a member of the National College of DUI Defense and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. To Find out more about Rachel you can check out her youtube channel at


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    10 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    10 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Marques Scott Goetsch

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Marques Goetsch Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thomas Jay Olsen

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Thomas Olsen DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

The Kugel Law Firm

Offices in NY and NJ
1838 Second Avenue Suite 234
New York, NY, 10128

One Gateway Center
Suite 2600
Newark, NJ, 07102




NYCurrently registered 200503/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
FounderThe Kugel Law Firm2005 - Present
Criminal Defense InvestigatorThe Law Offices of Roberts and Wood1999 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/AN/A
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Newark, N.J. DWICase Dismissed
Brooklyn, N.Y. DWI HomicideNot guilty verdict on DWI and Homicide Charges.
Brooklyn, N.Y. DWIDWI Dismissed in favor of Following too closely.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
American UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Your World with Neil CavutoLegal Analyst2012
The Willis ReportLegal Analyst2012
The Fox ReportLegal Analyst2012
The Fox ReportLegal Analyst2012
Jane Valez MitchellLegal Analyst2011
HLN Special ReportLegal Analyst2011
Garden State CLENew York v. New Jersey Defense Tactics2011
Fox and FriendsLegal Analyst2011
CourtTV - The Best DefenseLegal Analyst2009