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Rachel D. Li

Divorce and separation Attorney at Plano, TX

4.7   14 reviews

also known as Rachel Li, Rachel Li Law

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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Rachel

Learn Rachel’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    I understand how complicated your life can be when facing a divorce. Do you need to protect assets while preserving your right to parent your children? Do you have a high-conflict divorce or require advice on complex property division?

    16 years, 450 cases

  2. Child custody
    30%
    Does your pending divorce include a dispute over custody? I’ll work vigorously to insure your parental rights and interests are protected. Are you having conflicts with possession and access with your co-parent? Call me to see how I can help.

    16 years, 450 cases

  3. Family
    20%
    More than a decade of experience focused exclusively on Family Law, which encompasses everything you love and everything you own – your family and your property. Do you need a trusted advocate to provide advice? Call me today to see how I can help!

    16 years, 450 cases

FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY & DIVORCE LITIGATOR

With more than 10 years of experience advocating for clients, my practice focuses exclusively on family law.  I adhere to principles of honesty with clients, the courts and my opponents.  As a trial attorney who is board certified in Texas Family Law, I maintain my expertise in the courtroom through seminars, continuing education and involvement with local legal organizations.  Legal problems are not something the average person faces every day.  I provide compassionate and effective legal advice through candid, honest and plain-spoken explanations.  Whether it's a negotiation, mediation or litigation, I can guide you through each step of the legal process.

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5601 Democracy Dr. Ste 109  Plano, TX 75024
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Location

The Law Office of Rache Li, PLLC

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Kristie | September 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Rachel has assisted my family for several years now and will continue to do so. Her knowledge of the law in addition to plain common sense is refreshing. She and her associates will treat you with the respect and dedication you need.
Posted by DAVID | September 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best ever ever
Rachel did an over the top job for me in Getting custody of my grand daughter. I live in Missouri, Not only did she fly in and come to our home to explain the process. It was as if it was just as important to her as it was for us. She always answered our calls and any questions we had. She even came to visit My grand daughter a couple of times. If you want someone on your side. She is the person for you. She always went above and beyond for us.. Thank you Rachel. David and Jenn
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Posted by Luke | April 20, 2020
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Terrific Lawyer - Highly Recommend!!
Rachel Li is a terrific lawyer. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, tough, effective, and compassionate advocate. I came to Rachel a couple of years ago and only wish she had been representing me all along. She helped me through a very tough legal process and salvaged my chances to have a positive relationship with my children. The mother of my children was engaged in a full out alienation campaign against me, fabricating allegations directed at both me and my extended family. For more than a decade, I watched judges say, “how could a mother make that up?” Rachel came to court extremely well-prepared. In her original appearance in my case, she won the first favorable judgement I had ever received. But it is not just in a courtroom that Rachel shines. In fact, that is the last resort. Rachel demonstrated an understanding of the law to the nth degree, stayed very focused on the best interests of the children, and fiercely represented my interests to co-parent them. She was able to offer terrific options for reunification counseling, outside reading to help me understand the factors in play, and a communication vehicle with the children’s mother. Upon occasion, Rachel did not pull any punches with me and things I needed to work on as well. I appreciated her refreshing candor. Rachel’s strength extends through the members of her team who are also very experienced and thorough. Her paralegal, Trechel, is particularly impressive. I felt confident that every detail of the case was noted and handled promptly and properly. Highly recommend.
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Posted by matt | May 16, 2019
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Excellent Estate Planning Experience
I went to Rachel Li, to update my Will, which she originally completed 5 years prior. The process was meticulous and communication before my visit was also excellent. When I arrived to sign the new documents, Rachel asked if I needed to make any additional changes. Rachel has an excellent knowledge of Estate Planning objectives and how to meet my needs.
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Posted by Sophie | June 23, 2017
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Best Laywer
Rachel came recommended from my friends brother. When I spoke with her she was knowledgeable and understanding. After hiring Rachel, I found out from another friend that I had chosen well and she had seen her in court and she was remarkable. I was able to successfully resolve my case through court to bring closure to a (what felt like) long case. She has been with me now for almost 3 years and I have recommended her to friends.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2017
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divorce expert
Rachel came highly recommended from other lawyers to consult with me about a highly contentious, multi-year family matter case. After hiring Rachel, thanks to her continued resilience, remarkable legal expertise and extraordinary resources, I was able to successfully resolve my case through mediation and bring closure to a long standing tragedy.
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Posted by Mike | December 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great from beginning to end
During my initial meeting with Rachel she took the time to listen to my story, the reason for my divorce and then laid out my options. As this was my first marriage, she didn't just explain the legal stuff but what might happen when we started the process and how the emotions of everything can change our course of actions. She also didn't pressure me for a retainer, gave me her card and said if I had any questions, she'd be happy to answer them. My divorce took about 6 months and she was extremely professional and kept me calm when we hit "bumps in the road." Once we got to my final court visit, she walked me though the questions and what the judge might ask me and it made the day easier to handle. I'd definitely recommend her.
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Posted by Debra | September 26, 2016
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Solid Divorce Attorney
I worked with Rachel and found her to be empathetic, caring and professional during a challenging time. She worked hard to achieve a good result for me and my children and I appreciated her perspective and technical/legal skills.
Posted by Nita | August 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Life Saver!
I had the privileged of working with Rachel Li for over a year (2015 - 2016). She provided professional guidance and support with my family law case. During this time Rachel was always available to communicate any concerns or questions I may have had. She informed me of my legal options, while making sure I stayed positive and open minded. Rachel made sure I reviewed all documents prior to being finalized with the court. She was very patient with the lack of my legal exposure. Rachel made me feel comfortable inquiring about any and all legal matters concerning my case. She is an excellent attorney.
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Posted by Reagan | April 17, 2016
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The best!
I came to Rachel in September 2013 to take over my very contentious custody modification case after firing my previous attorney. She did more the 1st day than my previous attorney did in 6 weeks. She was knowledgeable, personable, caring and honest (sometimes brutally, but that's good! That's what you want in an attorney!) She does not price gouge you and she truly is in it to help her clients. She was by my side, working hard for me against my ex and his attorney (who did everything they could to try to raise my costs to drive me off the case) until the end. Before Rachel, I felt defeated in ever finding an attorney that wasn't just about making $ off you! Rachel was my 4th family law attorney in 6 years! Rachel is the only one I would ever use again or recommend to others!
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Posted by Abby | October 21, 2014
Excellent attorney
Rachel Li is an excellent attorney. I have used her to work through two sensitive family law cases, and she exceeded my expectations in both. Ms. Li is very professional to work with, but most importantly she is realistic in setting expectations. When dealing with personal things, I'd rather hire someone who is willing to tell me the truth and takes the time to make sure I understand what's being done in clear language. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a responsible attorney, and would definitely hire her again.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2013
Rachel Li is by far the most amazing Attorney in the world. If you are looking for the VERY BEST you have found her!
I sought out Ms. Li after my husband at the time, had one day moved from using me as a physical and verbal punching bag onto our children, choking and strangling them. I left him, and needed a very competent , trustworthy, honest, and knowledgeable attorney. I found Ms. Li and realized that I had found the perfect person for the job. Throughout my whole legal process Ms. Li was extremely professional, caring, hard working, informative, understanding, courageous, and on top of all legalities my ex threw in our direction. We ended up having a jury trial, and I watched in the court room as Ms. Li battled to save mine and my 4 children's future. We won my case, and thanks to this amazing woman, my children and I have the new chance at life, I never dreamed possible. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an attorney. She is of the highest caliber, moral fiber, knowledge level, and professional standing. Ms. Li stood by my side and fought with me through hell, for lack of a more appropriate phrase-for that is exactly what it was-, and defended me and my 4 children ferociously throughout. She is a true Hero! She is amazing incredible, wonderful, knowledgeable, professional, brave, wise, feisty ( in a great way), caring, honest, incredibly giving, supportive, and a truly magnificent lady. She knew about resources I would have never have heard of, and knew of some of the very best ,highly qualified professionals to work with us on my case. Ms. Li has changed my life forever by all the things she has done and accomplished for me and my children. She is willing to stand up and fight against the monsters and bullies of the world to ensure justice is done and the innocent are safe and protected. I came to Ms. Li completely broken and in serious trouble. She never quit, or gave up on my case, and throughout my whole legal process, fought harder than any attorney I have ever seen to prevail against my monster. She not only stood up, when no one that was qualified was helping, but won against one of the worst monsters, bully, and manipulatively horrible person around. If you are looking for the best attorney around, Rachel Li is the person you should go to immediately, for she is the very best person to have by your side.
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Posted by Fernando | November 2, 2012
Great Attorney
Mrs. Li is a knowledgeable, capable, caring and honest lawyer. I represented myself for most of my case but Mrs. Li took over during a very difficult time. She was able to effectively deal with the opposing attorney because of her calm and friendly demeanor. When the other party filed to take the trial to a jury because they realized they were not going to successful; during the hearing she explained in clear terms to the judge the legal reasons why the issues to be decided were not to be handled by jury but could only be ruled upon by a judge. Most of all, having her in my side reduced my level of stress; representing yourself is not easy and not always a good idea. Mrs. Li's fees are very reasonable, and she is very fair with her billing. She is very professional and takes her job seriously.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2016
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Don't be fooled
At first Rachel makes you feel well taken care of and makes you feel as if she is a friend and will protect your best interest. After a year into I realized she was actually working against me in favor of the Opposing Counsel and was in cahoots with a better experienced lawyer in order to curry favor for her own career. I not only lost a lot of money to her, but also to my ex wife to settle since I lost valuable bargaining power. Key factor that made me loose was a hand written piece of paper I was to sign in a fleeting moment with the summary that all it said was to announce myself before visiting the property my ex was living in. But in fact was a trick for the words near the bottom said for me to be obligated to pay all the bills too. This I missed for they rushed me to sign it and Rachel was in on it. I did not find this out until much later. She hid this from me for a long time for I kept asking her why can't I get the bills into my wife's name since I do not live there. This was an important power piece that could have made it more urgent for my ex to settle. Head the advice Rachel is not trust worthy. I lost a lot over trusting her.
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Response from Rachel Li April 16, 2019
In my firm, we advocate strongly for our client’s goals and truly care about our clients and the outcomes of each of their cases. We know from experience that litigants may encounter overwhelming obstacles during their case, so we strive to overcome these obstacles. We are here to advise, explain the law, and develop a strategy to overcome these difficulties. Our role in the process is an advocate and advisor, and we do so with our client’s best interests in mind. There is disappointment in every family law case because it is a hard prospect – compromise is hard, losing is hard, and even when you win it is hard. In Family law, attorneys frequently deal with disgruntled parties – spouses, exes, parents, siblings and other interested parties, as well as clients who do not heed our advice or are unhappy, mentally unstable, and become angry. It’s oftentimes necessary for these people to focus their anger at the easiest person – an attorney. Attorneys are bound by attorney-client privilege, so we cannot reveal what happened or did not happen. All we can say is that there are always two sides to a story, and we will remain the consummate professional.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Law Office Of Rachel Li, PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office of L.R. Tipton, PC
  • 2008 - 2008

Education

  • Southern Methodist University
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • B.A. in Government & Politics
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • High-Asset Divorce
  • Respondant Prevailed and Awarded Property and Assets Exceediing $1,000,000

Associations

  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Denton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Denton County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Dallas Asian-American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Collin County Women Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Collin County Women Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2015
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Dallas Bar Assoc. FLS 2022 Bench Bar
  • Climb Every Mountain – Working with Your Amicus Attorney in High Conflict Custody Cases
  • 2022
  • Spring 2019 - Child Protective Services CLE (04-23-2019)
  • CPS Case Study - 14-day Mock Trial
  • 2019
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of Collin County
  • Representing Parents in a CPS Case
  • 2016
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of Colling County
  • Child Advocay
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Rachel
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel Li is a great attorney. She is a specialist at family law. I have had some questions in that area, and she has always been able to steer me in the best direction to help my clients."
Family Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Rachel for many years and have worked with her in cases where she has represented parents in family law matters. She is a strong advocate for her clients and is thorough in her representation and preparation when attending mediation and appearing at Court hearings."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rachel was an opposing counsel in a case. Rachel is a tenacious advocate for her clients. Rachel is well versed on the intricate details of the case law and statutes involving the issues in her case. Rachel and her office staff are quick to respond to requests. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I think the world of her. She is a good friend and a great lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is a very dynamic attorney. She is aggressive and never afraid to tackle a challenging case. As an active member of the Denton and Collin County Bar Associations, she has developed great relationships with her fellow attorneys and the area judges."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is a very honest and direct person, a skilled and intelligent attorney and a good friend."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rachel is an aggressive, successful trial attorney. I recommend her to anyone facing a divorce or a child custody dispute in Collin County."
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Plano Divorce and separation Lawyer Rachel D. Li
Rachel D. Li
Divorce and separation Attorney
Plano, TX
Licensed for 15 years
Virtual consultation available