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About me

As a Workers Compensation Claimant's Attorney representing injured workers, my responsibilities include preparation of legal memoranda and advising and representation of claimants at the Hearing and Appeals Office.

As a Criminal Defense Attorney specializing in the defense of all misdemeanor and felony criminal matters my experience includes, DUI's, Driving on a Suspended License, Drug Possession, Domestic Violence, Assault and Battery, murder, gang crimes, all Juvenile matters, DMV hearings.

Specialties: Plea bargaining, settlement, negotiation, hearings, jury trials.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    12 years, 800 cases
  2. Workers Compensation: 30%
    7 years, 70 cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Charles Edward Kenyon

    I endorse this lawyer. She manages cases effectively and communicates very will with clients.


    Charles Kenyon Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Kevin Cernyar

    I highly endorse Rachael. She is a very sharp attorney.


    Michael Cernyar Internet Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

8 Corporate Park Ste 300
Irvine, CA, 92606


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer of the YearVolunteers in Parole2005
Deans ListWhittier Law School2002
Children's Rights FelowshipWhittier Law School2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Offices of Rachael Cianfrani2009 - Present
PartnerKenyon & Cianfrani2007 - 2009
Deputy Public DefenderThe Law Offices of the Public Defender Riverside County2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Riverside County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of San FranciscoMemberN/A
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionMemberN/A
National Association of CriminalMemberN/A
Alameda County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
California Public Defenders AssociationMemberN/A
Lawyers in Schools - Bar Association of San FranciscoVolunteer AttorneyN/A
California Young Lawyers Association of the State BarBoard MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. JDNot Guilty
People v. ZDNot Guilty
People v. JCNot Guilty on Serious Charges
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2003
Chapman University School of LawCriminal JusticeOther - Bachelors2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Various Bay Area High SchoolsUnlawful Searches - The 4th AmendmentN/A