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Languages spoken: Arabic

Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 40%
    9 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    9 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    9 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    11 years
  5. Trucking Accident: 10%
    8 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Kazuo Rhodes

    Rachel epitomizes the highest professional and ethical standards for Washington civil defense attorneys. She is a leader in the community and the first one to volunteer her time for a good cause. She is passionate about helping others reach their goals, whether that means practicing exemplary advocacy for her clients in the courtroom or mentoring new attorneys. I strongly endorse Rachel.


    Michael Rhodes Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ronald Clayton Gardner

    I endorse this lawyer. Rachel is a dogged advocate on behalf of her client. I have watched her conduct depositions of adverse witnesses. She has a particularly unique gift for asking the right questions in a polite yet pointed manner that support her client's position in the case. She is a very talented litigator.


    Ronald Gardner Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Sedgwick, LLP

520 Pike Street
Suite 2200
Seattle, WA, 98101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2013
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2009
Prosecutor of the YearRiverside County District Attorney's Office2006
CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Adv. Civil ProcedureChapman University School of Law2005
Silver KeyAmerican Bar Association Law Student Division2005
International Graduate of the YearPhi Delta Phi2005
CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Appellate LawChapman University School of Law2004
CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Adv. Con. LawChapman University School of Law2004
Balfour ScholarPhi Delta Phi2004
Arthur R. Adams Fellow in International Strategic StudiesKent Center for International Strategic Studies - Claremont McKenna College2001
CALI Excellence for the Future Award - EthicsChapman University School of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, LLP2011 - Present
AssociatePreg O'Donnell & Gillett PLLC2009 - Present
AssociateMcDermott Newman PLLC2008 - 2009
AssociateBell & Ingram Ps2007 - 2008
Deputy District AttorneyRiverside County Office of the District Attorney2006 - 2007
Summer Associate & Law ClerkBremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Research InstituteMember2010 - Present
King County Bar Association Domestic Violence Revision SquadVolunteer2010 - Present
National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyLegal Task Force2009 - Present
King County Bar Association, Neighborhood Legal ClinicVolunteer2008 - Present
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Trustees and Programs Committee Chair2008 - Present
Washington State BarMember2007 - Present
King County Bar Association Young Lawyers DivisionMember and Committee Co-Chair2007 - Present
Phi Delta PhiAssistant Province President2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
King County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionTrustee2009 - 2012
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionCommittee Co-Chair, Greater Access and Assistance Project2009 - 2010
Chapman University Alumni AssociationAdvisory Board Member2009 - 2010
One Step at a TimeFounder2008 - 2010
Washington State Bar AssociationDisaster Relief Volunteer Attorney2007 - 2008
California District Attorneys' AssociationMember2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Beaver v. Kawasaki Motors Corp., USADefense verdict
Lafayette v. Highway Construction ContractorDefense Verdict
Bond v. United Parcel ServiceDefense Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Sedgwick Product Liability AdvisoryNinth Circuit to Washington Supreme Court: "Have It Your Way"2012
Sedgwick Product Liability Advisory“Washington Court precludes branding seller from allocating fault to manufacturer of a defective product”2011
New York University Conference on Labor and Employment - 56th Ed.Too Many Riches republication including addendum on Ninth Circuit Certification Decision2009
Detroit Mercy Law ReviewToo Many Riches: The Efficacy of Monolithic Class Actions2006
Appalachian Journal of LawThe Robin Hood Taking and the Court of Standards2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chapman University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
Claremont McKenna CollegeInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Defense Language InstituteArabicDiploma with honors1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WDTL CLE SeriesSocial Media in Litigation2012
Defense Practice AcademyDiscovery Techniques and Disputes2012
Defending the Auto CaseEvidence Issues Including Social Media2012
Medicare Set-Asides in Personal Injury LitigationMedicare Set-Aside Allocations, Approvals and Administration2011
Pre-Law Student Leadership ConferenceDomestic Violence Advocacy2008