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"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Rachel. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Karen Jane Shelley

    I endorse this lawyer. Rachel is knowledgable and thorough in her practice areas. I have worked with her for over a year and she is always prepared and has a smile on her face while facing tough judges!


    Karen Shelley Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Georgia Public Defender Standards Council

104 Marietta St NW
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA, 30303


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200708/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of Emory AdvocatesEmory University School of Law2007
Black Law Student Association ScholarshipEmory University BLSA2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Juvenile Conflict DefenderGeorgia Public Defender Standards Council2013 - Present
AssociateThe Carson Firm, LLC2012 - 2013
Associate Intake AttorneyBird Law Group, P.C.2012 - 2012
Staff AttorneyOffice of the Public Defender - Atlanta Judicial Circuit2008 - 2010
Project AttorneyKING & SPALDING2008 - 2008
Associate; Law ClerkThe Steel Law Firm, P.C.2007 - 2008
Intern-Trial DivisionDekalb County District Attorney's Office2006 - 2006
Intern-Appellate DivisionCobb County District Attorney's Office2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2007 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Atlanta RegionMember2008 - 2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawCorporate Law & FinanceLL.M - Master of Laws2012
Georgia State UniversityTaxMA - Masters2010
Emory University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007
Baylor University School of LawEconomicsOther - Bachelors2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Race Relations and the U.S. Judicial System: A Panel Discussion on the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman TrialDefense Attorney Perspective2013