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Rachel Ilene Brough

Divorce and separation Attorney at Spartanburg, SC

4.9   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2003
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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I began my career at the Solicitor’s office where my work was focused on domestic violence cases. After several years in that line of work, I decided to transition into the private sector where I now exclusively work on family court cases. My experiences at the Solicitor’s office along with my love for children really influenced my decision to start practicing family law.

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421 Marion Ave.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2022
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I cannot imagine going through my divorce without her!!
I knew after our initial appointment that she was unique — smart, compassionate and understanding yet tough. She is very strategic and does not waste time. Rachel and her team were incredible throughout my entire divorce. I would (and have) recommended her to anyone who needs a family law attorney. Thank you so much!!
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer
Rachel is honest, reliable, and knowledgeable lawyer. I would definitely use Rachel if needed in the future.
Posted by Michelle | November 9, 2018
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High Praises to an Amazing, Honest, and Knowledgeable Attorney
This is my second occasion choosing Rachel and her competent team to represent my interests in the difficult yet delicate family situation of ensuring the safety and custody of my two young grandchildren. The stakes are high when you advocate for the rights of the voiceless, but leaving the hard work to these professionals has proven to be worth the cost and time invested. While there were extreme levels of emotions during this process, Rachel's calm demeanor, as well as her unyielding knowledge of family law, kept me grounded in faith for a favorable outcome. She was well-prepared, responsive and available for all concerns. She effectively represented my interests and those of my grandchildren, and I respect her not only in her profession as a lawyer but also as a confident, compassionate woman and mother; she balances the heavy side of the law with the warmness of being human. I remain forever grateful to Rachel and her dynamic team. In closing, I would like to say Rachel has my full recommendation as a skilled lawyer for the successful resolution she secured for my family.
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Posted by Wayne | January 23, 2018
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I highly recommend Rachel Brough
Professional, extremely knowledgeable, and clearly had me and my children's best interest at heart. A family attorney who takes the time to listen, and is compassionate, yet is tough and aggressive when necessary to fight for what is right and fair. I am grateful for all that Rachel and her staff were able to accomplish for me, through a difficult time in my life.
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Posted by Tasha | February 24, 2016
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Knowledgeable, Patient and Compassionate
From the initial consultation through the final divorce proceedings, I received excellent service from Rachel and her colleagues. She is both knowledgeable and compassionate, enabling me to feel very comfortable from day one about how she would handle my case. Rachel answered all of my questions and was always patient when I had reservations. She was also quick to respond to any form of communication and worked closely in advising me on the best possible settlement options. I am grateful to have had such support and outstanding advice during this difficult time.
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Posted by Dipika | June 22, 2015
Excellent Lawyer!
I was very impressed overall by the way Rachel handled my entire divorce proceedings. She was both professional, compassionate and very understanding of my situation and my needs. Excellent...would recommend her any day. Thank you Rachel, Kathy and Sandy.
Posted by Denis | May 12, 2016
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Finally a Win....
I hired Mrs. Brough after a long and tedious journey through the family court system. My ex-wife hired a congressman to represent her in the divorce and it seemed as though every lawyer I came in contact with was defeated before we even started work. That is until I came in contact with Mrs. Brough. Mrs. Brough represented me in a contempt case against my ex-wife. She instructed me on what data to gather, and did an excellent job of creating a document for the judge to follow that facilitated being able to quickly locate reference material. Mrs. Brough was thorough in developing the case - ensuring witnesses could be available, etc. From a cost standpoint, you get what you pay for - meaning her fees/the firms fees are high. But, with hindsight, I can say that having a better lawyer can potentially help avoid losing more money in the long run... I wish I had know about Mrs. Brough when I initially started my divorce proceedings. I might not have had such an unfair result in prior proceedings.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Cate Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office
  • 2003 - 2008


  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 2003


  • Leadership spartanburg
  • 2016 - Present
  • Spartanburg County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Spartanburg Regional Fellow
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Junior League of Spartanburg
  • Chair, Kids in the Kitchen Committee
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Reach Upstate
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Young Leaders Society Non-Profit Fellows
  • Member of Inaugural Class
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is a family law litigator like me, and I've found her to be an excellent advocate for her clients and a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rachel Brough for over 5 years. During this time, I have been involved in family court matters with her. She possesses a thorough understanding of substantive law, and she is an excellent litigator. As a family court mediator, I have mediated several cases in which Rachel was involved. Rachel comes to the mediations prepared; she represents her clients' interests effectively, and she is always open-minded to try to find reasonable solutions."
Family Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."