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About me

I have been a practicing criminal defense attorney for the last 12 years in El Dorado County, primarily with the Public Defender's Office.  As part of my criminal defense practice, I also have extensive experience in both juvenile deliquency and dependency cases, conservatorships and guardianships.  I no longer working in El Dorado County and am taking a few cases on a private basis.  I also have experience in administrative law such as administrative hearings before state boards like the Department of Real Estate, the Board of Air Resources, the Labor Commissioner, and the DMV.  I have done some civil litigation including personal injury cases and professional malpractice. If you have specific questions regarding an issue and would like a consultation, please contact me. If you are interested in retaining me to represent you, please contact me at and we can set up a meeting to discuss the issue you are facing.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
    14 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    14 years
  3. Administrative Law: 15%
    14 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Erik Valbjorn Schlueter

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Rachel since she came to El Dorado County. She is a tireless fighter, and gets good results in trials and negotiations.


    Erik Schlueter DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Anthony J Garilli Jr

    Rachel is a compassionate and skilled advocate. She is an experienced trial attorney who knows her stuff. Hire her and you'll be in great hands.


    Anthony Garilli Brain injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Rachel D. Miller

463 Main Street
Suite D
Placerville, CA, 95667


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Excellence AwardEl Dorado County Teen Court Program2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of Rachel D. Miller2014 - Present
Deputy Public Defender IVEl Dorado County Public Defender's Office2005 - 2014
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Steven C. Bailey2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
El Dorado County Bar AssociationPresident2007 - 2011
El Dorado County Bar AssociationTreasurer2006 - 2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Hillsdale CollegePolitical EconomyBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Drug Court Professionals Annual ConferenceRural drug courts2008
Making It Work Conference 2007Drug Court Collaborative Process2007