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Rachel Buchanan Maxam

Civil rights Attorney at Denver, CO

4.2   5 reviews

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Licensed for 8 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 01/13/2023

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

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Rachel Maxam
1543 Champa St.
Ste. 400
Denver, CO, 80202


4.2 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Bill | September 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well qualified lawyer
Retained Rachel for a traffic citation. She was well prepared and did a fantastic job. I would refer her and use her again if needed. Good rates. Give her a try you will not be disappointed Bill C
Posted by Benjamin | July 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service. Made it easy for me
Had a little accident. She took care of it easily. She even came to me to pick up money later. Cant say enough good things. Smart girl, great person. Glad we met through a mutual friend.
Posted by Danny | March 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
put my mind at ease
Rachel helped me make sure there was nothing on my record and had all my charges dropped. She also prevented a ridiculous TRO, which is also off my record, and it could have been bad if it was in there. Always kept me informed about all the details and my options, and never felt like I was just another case. 10/10 would hire again.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I talked to Rachel about a civil matter involving a mistake that the management team at my Apartment complex made. Their mistake resulted in an irreconcilable neighbor issue and I needed to move out. I consulted with her and asked if she needed to be present at the appointment with my apartment management staff; she told me if I kept calm and worked with them in a respectable manner I wouldn't need her there. She then told me if they were unwilling to work with me she would be willing to represent me. Rachel kept my anonymity through all of this. Her advice worked; I thought I would have to pay a large termination fee, but I ended up paying nothing out of pocket. During conversation with Rachel, I recall discussing an issue and she could divulge a related precedent. She is very knowledgeable, intelligent, and well mannered. She could have told me I needed her at the appointment (over two hours of pay) instead she gave me good advice. I would highly recommend Rachel.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stay away .. find an experienced lawyer
She was advised about the true nature and motives of the case. I had suspected she was being dishonest about the receipt of discovery on the case as the clerk and city advised me when it was provided to her. She had the audacity to even tell me she didn't want to provide all of the discovery which was another red flag. When she finally did I discovered she had lied about numerous things including the fact I didn't have a warrant for my arrest. I caught her in another lie about her contact with the DA office only to find out it was her friend from law school. She is very immature and I made the mistake of thinking she had been a lawyer for many years. After reading the discovery and discovering all the fraud I knew the detriment she was to myself and case. I made sure to set her up so to speak right before the next scheduled hearing when I planned on terminating her. Like clockwork and as predicted she fell for it with her DA friend and took an action proving exactly what I knew before retaining her. The DA and DPD were covering up major crimes against myself and family. You know it is bad when a DA and police department are still clinging to events nearly 7 years ago and ignorant enough to reference it now. Especially when the very crimes with my cell phones were reported to 3 law enforcement agencies. She had a meltdown in court and frankly began acting like a child. I sat their in disbelief telling her to calm down. She's more interested in impressing judges and DA's besides her clients. Directly related to her inexperience and the fact she should not be in solo practice. She made critical mistakes and errors and I'm glad I got what I did as I expected the DA and DPD would go through many lengths to cover up personal friends and crimes I reported YEARS ago that were covered up. Stay away and find an attorney that has 10 years of experience and not in bed with the DA office. Some people are far too emotional to sit back and use reason and analytical skills that took me 15 minutes to find after reading discovery.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Rachel B. Maxam, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Civil Rights Litigation Group
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Brown Kaplan Gold LLC
  • 2014 - 2015


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014


  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Scholastic Excellence Award
  • University of Denver
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Rachel
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an aggressive attorney who has your interest at heart."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Maxam provides aggressive criminal and DUI defense. If I were ever arrested, she would be the first person I would call."