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Rachel Aliza Elovitz

Child custody Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   70 reviews

also known as Rachel A. Elovitz, Esq. PC

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Rachel

Learn Rachel’s areas of practice.

Rachel has been practicing family law for 26 years.  She was a founding partner of Elovitz O'Nan, LLC and a few years later, a founding partner of Elovitz Edwards O'Nan & Buerlein, LLC.  In the Fall of 2021, Rachel returned to solo practice.

Rachel's legal practice includes divorce, legitimation, paternity, contempt, modifications of custody, third party custody, equitable caregiver, and grandparent visitation actions.  

Rachel serves as a child advocate, guardian ad litem, mediator, and arbitrator.  She is trained and certified in civil, domestic relations, domestic violence, dependency (formerly "deprivation") and delinquency ("juvenile") mediation. 

Rachel has handled domestic relations cases in Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, Cherokee, Clayton, Douglas, Hall, Pickens, and Lumpkin County, Georgia.

Rachel is married and lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia.  

 

 

Location

Rachel A. Elovitz, Esq. PC
Office Located in Buckhead
Atlanta, GA, 30342

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Reviews

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Posted by Christy | April 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rachel is absolutely wonderful!
Rachel is a wonderful attorney. She has been a Godsend to me. I don’t know what I would have done without her. I had a previous attorney working on my divorce case and was getting nowhere. I contacted Rachel and she was kind enough to take my case. She stayed in close contact with me through out and I felt that she really cared about me and getting me the best settlement that she could. I am blessed to know her and she makes this world a better place. She has even reached out to me after my case was over to check on me and see how I was doing. She is truly kind hearted and I will be forever grateful to her.
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Posted by Andy | December 15, 2022
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Outstanding attorney
I recently hired Rachel for a child custody case. She is the consummate professional, knows the law like the back of her hand and I always felt like she genuinely cared about me and my children. She had to deal with an extremely unprofessional and just downright obnoxious and petulant opposing counsel but she never backed down. Kept her cool and always prevailed. She had my back all the time. We, unfortunately, ended up going to trial and she was incredible in court. Thank you, Rachel!
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2022
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An angel for our family
Rachel helped my family with a case and has been there to help for the past 5 years at a moment’s notice. She truly has a good heart and actually cares and is compassionate in the worst of times when it’s truly needed. Best lawyer ever and moreover a good person. Not enough good things can be said. Thank you Rachel!
Posted by Keith | September 4, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, Personable and Knowledgeable
I called Rachel with every intention of using her firm's services after receiving a recommendation from a very reliable friend. After the consultation, I decided not to litigate. Not because of the fees or lack of trust, but because of the honesty, knowledge and integrity she exhibited. Many attorneys get a bad rap for only being concerned with how much money they can make. Rachel truly took an interest in my personal situation and provided scenarios that I never considered. Those facts changed my way of thinking about my situation, which changed my mind about moving forward with litigation. She took a lot of the "emotional" out of the situation, allowing me to think more clearly. Thanks again, Rachel! If referrals mean anything, I hope this one brings you as many new clients that you can handle and then some.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2022
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Amazing person! Even better attorney
Rachel is truly amazing! She had the ability to make me feel like I was her only client. Going through a divorce is tough for anyone but I can’t imagine having any other representation. It’s been almost 2 years since I first met Rachel and almost a year and a half since since my divorce finalized and Rachel and I still speak regularly. She cares deeply about all her clients and that is reflected in her work. I can not recommend Rachel enough. If you read all the reviews I think the recurring theme is about how much she cares. Again, amazing lawyer and now a good friend. My kids and I are grateful she’s in our lives.
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Posted by Josh | June 10, 2022
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A great person and attorney!
I benefited greatly when hiring Rachel for my custody case. Rachel just as my teammate and coach every step of the way. Rachel made the most trying time of my life very manageable. I am very thankful for Rachel.
Posted by Neph | February 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is A Clients Dream Lawyer
Rachel Elovitz!!! Where to begin… Caring, Passionate, Professional, Accessible, Reliable, Knowledgeable, Fierce. She is all of thee above plus more. Just when I had lost all faith in lawyers and the legal system, Rachel took my case on, and finally I had someone advocating and fighting for my child’s best interest. Rachel is extremely detailed and polished in her presentation, and most important she knows the Law. If you’re in need of some top-notch representative you will not regret hiring Rachel Elovitz. Trust me. You can thank me later!
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Posted by Scott | May 4, 2021
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A Wonderful Attorney
Rachel is an incredible advocate for children of divorce and listens to the client in a way that allows everyone to move forward in a fair and positive way. I had certain logistical issues due to the nature of traveling for my work. Rachel crafted an agreement that allowed me to have joint custody, both legally and in a physical sense. It allowed me to spend more than just a weekend a couple of times a month with my children which was very important to me and I think to my children. I’d like share my closing thoughts to Rachel that I sent to her via email once my divorce was finalized: “I want to say a few words about you, now. I appreciate your advice, legal and otherwise. You constantly listened to me and lent an empathetic ear when necessary. You strengthened my moral compass and let me find my way when my reaction was to act harshly. In doing so, you always challenged me to take the high road. Thank you. I have been able to move forward without feeling guilty. I appreciate your active participation in my late night calls and your hard work to make my sentiments shaped in a legal framework. In short, you were just as much of a friend as an attorney—you are fabulous, truly, at both. Thank you, again.”
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Posted by Lisa | April 30, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer
I hired Rachel a few times for various issues that arose after my divorce. She was very professional and helped me get the results I wanted! I would highly recommend her as an attorney!!
Posted by Stacy | April 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Rachel is the best!
I could not have found a more compassionate and caring representative for my needs. The patience that Rachel showed was remarkable. I felt confident that she was always looking out for my best interest.
Posted by Candace | April 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal attorney who places families first
Rachel was phenomenal. I came to her originally with concerns of safety for my children. She gave information and counsel up front and truly cared about my situation. When I decided to file for divorce, I had no question that I would choose her. She was professional, relatable, and made herself readily available to help me with several situations that popped over the course of our divorce process. She placed myself and my boys first. She listened to my concerns but also pushed me to advocate for myself and also trust her advocacy and experience. She treated me not just as a client but also as a friend. The last 8 months have been difficult to navigate, but honestly, wouldn’t have happened without her.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2021
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Ben
Rachel cares about you, your family, and your individual situation, just as if she was representing herself. She immerses herself and her team into your case to provide your family with maximum results, while attempting to minimize strife between the parties. I would recommend Rachel in a heartbeat.
Posted by Nathan | November 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce? Custody? Falsely accused? You need Rachel!
Rachel (and her law firm) was the first person I called when my wife at the time asked for a separation. Rachel gave me sound advice from day one - including “don’t move out of the house” which is a mistake many fathers make. She is a fierce and tireless litigator who put her heart and soul in to my case from before the divorce, through false accusations of abuse by my ex-wife and finally a marathon custody trial. She helped me navigate some of the most difficult moments of my life. Ultimately, I have primary custody of my child today because of Rachel. We prevailed against all odds being the father of a young daughter in a case where the Guardian was clearly biased toward the mother. Rachel knows the intricacies of family law and has relevant experience with some of the most complex custody issues that can arise in a high conflict dispute. She will fight for the best interests of your child or children like they are her own. When it comes to your kids, you would do anything to protect them and make sure they have the best chance for a healthy and happy life. The way to do that in Georgia is to hire Rachel and her firm to represent you. She will do everything within her power to make sure justice prevails.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2019
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Excellent Attorney! I highly recommend Rachel!!
Rachel is an amazing attorney who will fight for her clients. She is honest, reliable, and caring and understands how hard the divorce process is for her clients. She is the most compassionate person. Rachel’s strong character is what makes her such an amazing attorney. She is truly a woman of integrity, and she worked diligently on my behalf. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Rachel. If you need an attorney highly skilled in the area of family law, I would strongly recommend contacting Rachel. You will be well taken care of!
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Posted by Michael | September 5, 2019
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EXTRAORDINARY
Rachel is an outstanding family attorney. She exceeded my expectations during my divorce. She always returned my calls or emails in a timely manner. She’s extremely organized, personable and knows the law. She provided balanced counsel throughout the entire divorce process and always made sure our kids were the most important people the entire time. She recommended mediation and overall the divorce was amicable. Best Family Attorney in Atlanta.
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Posted by Nikki | March 16, 2018
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Amazing Attorney - Divorce & Child Custody Case
I cannot thank Rachel enough for her hard work and dedication to my case. While it was an extremely difficult year for me - mentally, emotionally and financially, I made it through to the other side in one piece. I knew Rachel was the right attorney when I spoke to her for an extended period of time at the beginning of my divorce/custody process. I knew she had the experience, but she also listened, never rushed me and was honest. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my case. Even when I was ready to bring closure just because the process was lingering, Rachel made sure I was fully aware what the consequences of that decision would be. Because of her counseling, I did not give up or give in and got everything I wanted. I walked out of court feeling lighter and more energetic.
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Posted by Aderemi Simmons | November 9, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Child Custody
Although I did not get to hire Rachel I would have in a heartbeat. Her advice was extremely insightful and her referrals proved valuable. If given the chance to acquire her services you shouldn't hesitate. She is the kind of attorney you hope to have on your side.
Posted by Paul | June 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
10 STAR RATING!!!
Rachel Elovitz was a God Sent. We believe God led us to her in our case. I was going after Full Custody of my kids who were in a very bad situation. Rachel fought for my kids as though they were her own! She was always prepared and all of the documents that were filed were well written and aggressive when needed to be! Even when she had a full case load, she always managed to work on our case and had her full heart in it. We are so thankful for the outcome of our case and couldn't recommend her more!
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Posted by Diane | April 10, 2017
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Responsive, Helpful and Understanding
Mrs. Elovitz was compassionate, responsive, helpful and understanding during a very difficult time in my life. She remains available for questions and I would highly recommend her. Thank you!
Posted by Bryan | April 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
You'll Be In Good Hands With Rachel
Rachel just concluded a very difficult 13 month custody battle for me. She helped me get the agreement I needed to get for my children's safety. She is very knowledgeable and has great connections that helped me through this. The entire time I felt as if I was in good hands and had the right attorney for me. She helped keep me focused on the important things and made sure we were always prepared. Her biggest strength is that she truly cares for the well-being of children and helped make sure that always came first.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Elovitz Edwards O'Nan & Buerlein, LLC
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Founding Partner
  • Elovitz O'Nan, LLC
  • 2014 - 2018

Education

  • Justice Center of Atlanta and Atlanta Divorce Mediators
  • Deprivation Mediation Training / Certification
  • 2010
  • Justice Center of Atlanta and Atlanta Divorce Mediators
  • Delinquency Mediation Training / Certification
  • 2010
  • Justice Center of Atlanta and Atlanta Divorce Mediators
  • Divorce and Family Mediation for Professionals
  • 2010
  • Justice Center of Atlanta and Atlanta Divorce Mediators
  • Domestic Violence Mediation Training
  • 2010
  • Justice Center of Atlanta
  • Basic Skills (Civil) Mediation Training
  • 2009
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia
  • Collaborative Law Training
  • 2008
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • One Child-One Lawyer, Attorney Ad Litem Training
  • 2005
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Guardian Ad Litem Training
  • 2001
  • John Marshall Law School
  • Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1995
  • The University of Texas at Austin,
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
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Associations

  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Family Law Attorney, Atlanta, Ga
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • “10 Best Law Firms” for Client Satisfaction
  • AIOFLA
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award 2019
  • Lawyer Monthly Magazine
  • 2019
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Marquis Publications
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Atlanta, GA
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AIOFLA "10 Best"
  • The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA)
  • 2018
  • 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys in Georgia
  • American Registry, LLC
  • 2018
  • Outstanding Public Service - The Pro Bono Project
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2007
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2005
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2004
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2003
  • Dean's Award for Overall Achievement
  • John Marshall Law School, Academic Dean, David B. Meltz
  • 1995
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • John Marshall Law School
  • 1995
  • Westlaw Publisher's Award for Academic Excellence, 1995
  • Westlaw
  • 1995
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Publications

  • DeKalb Bar Association News
  • A More Urbane Style: A Plea for Plainly Written Pleadings
  • 2008
  • DeKalb Bar Association News
  • Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Reaching New Pro Bono Heights and Climbing to Greatness
  • 2007
  • The Georgia Bar Journal
  • Are We Witnessing The Erosion Of Georgia’s Separate Property Distinction
  • 2007
  • DeKalb Bar Association News
  • DeKalb Declares War on Truancy
  • 2006
  • DeKalb Bar Association News
  • Emotions Soar Over Georgia’s New Child Support Support Guidelines
  • 2006
  • DeKalb Bar Association News
  • A Miscarriage of Juvenile Justice: The Implications of Trying Adolescent Offenders in Superior Court
  • 2005
  • DeKalb Bar Association News
  • Children Are Denied the Same Legal Protection Adults
  • 2005
  • The Family Lawyer (A Publication of the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association)
  • Do Your Homework Before Seeking To Remove or Discredit An Expert
  • 2005
  • The Atlanta Lawyer (An Atlanta Bar Association Publication)
  • Chief Justice Leah Sears: A Profile of Georgia’s First Lady
  • 2005
  • The Family Lawyer (A Publication of the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association)
  • Another Kind of Child Abuse
  • 2002
  • The Family Lawyer (A Publication of the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association)
  • When Civil Turns Criminal
  • 2002
  • The Family Lawyer (A Publication of the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association)
  • When Therapy Should Be Considered: An Interview with Dr. Elizabeth King
  • 2002
  • The Family Lawyer (A Publication of the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association)
  • Beyond the Call
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (23)
Endorse Rachel
Child custody Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is a dedicated attorney and a true advocate for her clients. She is extremely thorough and detailed. I was so fortunate to have her on my team of mediators at the Fulton Juvenile Court. Not only is she an amazing attorney, but she is an insightful and competent mediator. She truly cares about her clients and their families. If you are looking for an attorney that cares not just about your case, but is dedicated to your needs, I would recommend Rachel without hesitation."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rachel Elovitz has a passion for advocacy and a good head on her shoulders. I know this from working an interstate custody case with her, we had the same client. She offered consistently excellent advice and I would refer anyone with a Georgia family law case to Rachel in a heartbeat."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the great pleasure of working with Rachel both as an opposing counsel in a complex custody case and as a brain trust in other cases. Lawyers like Rachel are, unfortunately, few and far between. While advocating zealously and tirelessly for her clients, Rachel maintains the utmost integrity, professionalism, and ethical norms. There are very few lawyers to whom I would entrust the representation of my family members, friends, or myself, and Rachel is on the top of that short list."
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Other
"Although I do not know Ms. Elovitz personally, I have had the opportunity to see her answers on this site before and one in particular today from people seeking legal help. Her answers are always to the point and contain needed information, something not always seen on Avvo by attorneys. Her answers are no doubt helpful to those seeking legal assistance here. Based on her devotion of time and effort, I have no hesitation endorsing Ms. Elovitz as an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An attention for detail; a committed advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is passionate and relentlessly dedicated to her clients and the practice of law."
Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her articles are informative and very well written!"
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Elovitz is smart, thoughtful, and effective."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working on a recent matter with Rachel Elovitz and I can say without a doubt that she is one of the most professional and hard working attorneys I have met in my career. Now that we are no longer on opposing sides, I would not hesitate to contact Rachel to discuss strategies in my cases. She brings unique insight and has more compassion than a majority of attorneys in practice. Without exaggeration I can say that if more attorneys were like Rachel the public would view lawyers differently. She is a credit to her clients and the profession as a whole."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Rachel for a number of years, and she has always shown an incredible amount of passion, concern, ethics and intelligence in how she treats her clients and presents their cases in court. What a fabulous advocate for parents and children! She represents the legal profession well."
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is always up to date on the latest family law issues and trends. She is a great attorney and dedicated to her clients. I endorse this lawyers."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rachel and I were recently involved in a difficult domestic case. I found her to be personable, professional and certainly a very good advocate for her client. If given the opportunity to refer someone to her for legal help in the family law area, I would not hesitate to do so. I highly endorse Rachel."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel Elovitz has established herself as a go-to expert in domestic litigation & family law. Her rare blend of interpersonal and analytical skills are invaluable to her clients and the attorneys who seek her consul. Her insight, gained through experience, gives her a sense of calm that creates focus on the goals of a case rather than the emotion that so often distracts us. I’ve found Rachel to be a great mentor and I’m grateful to have been enriched by our discussions."
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rachel is the consumate professional. Very dedicated to her work and highly skilled. She has provided me with insight and experience based upon her many years in the profession. She truly has a great depth of both expertise and understanding and I'm proud to have had the opportunity to have worked with her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Elovitz as a valuable member of our profession and of this forum. Attorneys who participate in this forum are providing useful information for those in need and should be commended. Further, the type of information conveyed is in the true spirit of professionalism where information is provided to help those in need which is the underpinning of the legal profession. Often the users of this forum are given second opinions that expand on information or provide contradictory information. Providing information empowers the uninformed to go forward with confronting their legal problems. I recommend and endorse this attorney for all listed areas of practice in his profile."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is a top-notch attorney. Rachel is diligent, wise and creative. Most importantly, Rachel legitimately cares about her clients and always strives to acheive the best results for them. I give Rachel my strongest possible endorsement: I would hire her or have her represent members of my family. She is the best."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is an excellent domestic relations attorney. Her service as a guardian ad litem has made her the perfect blend of compassionate and aggressive. I highly endorse Rachel as an attorney and guardian."
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