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Rachelle N. Howell


3.2   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2003
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2019

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019. See details

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Posted by Glen | February 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A Godsend
Had a case I had hired her to work after a felony charge arose from New Year's Shenanigans. She was able to get my case dismissed entirely by the preliminary hearing. She is amazing, and very talented in working in her field, as well as willing to fight back for her client as opposed to immediately striking for plea deals.
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience start to finish.
I hired Rachelle for a divorce case and everything went very smoothly from start to finish. She handled everything great! Will definitely use her again!
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2017
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Very pleased
I recently encountered an issue and didn’t feel confident handling alone. I was very hesitant to request assistance from an attorney . I have only one other experience with an attorney and he basically took me for $2000. This was not the case with Rachelle. I called several attorneys and left voicemails explaining my situation and requesting assistance. Rachelle returned my call and we met shortly after. She was very quick to respond to texts and calls prior to the meeting to assure I brought all the necessary information to the meeting . I found her to be quite pleasant to work with . She never complained about my additional questions and requests. It was a complete opposite experience from the encounter with the previous attorney. Rachelle completed the request rapidly and also followed through to assure any additional requirements were completed . I will not hesitate to request her assistance in the future. It was a pleasure working with her and I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Gene | July 31, 2015
I wouldn't trust any other
There isn't another person that I would trust if I ever need another attorney. Mrs. Rachelle is smart and kind and most importantly successful in my divorce case.
Posted by Janet Stevens | May 5, 2013
Rachelle is a great attorney. She was helpful every step of the way and I never worried about my case with her working on it.
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2013
Better experience than expected.
I dreaded having to hire an attorney, but I found my experience with Rachelle Howell to be much better than I expected. She explained everything thoroughly and helped me understand what was going on with my case every step of the way.
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2010
The best attorney in Louisville
I've hired Ms. Howell multiple times in the past for various legal issues, and she is far and away the best attorney that I've ever worked with. She's extremely professional and always careful to explain complicated legal matters in an easy to understand way, without being condescending. I also appreciate how easy it is to get in contact with Ms. Howell. If she doesn't answer her phone right away, she's prompt at returning phone calls and emails. I've never had to mess with talking to her staff or receptionist. Most importantly, she's a very good attorney that has gotten me favorable results in my court dealings.
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Posted by James owens | May 3, 2017
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Not worth the money and disappeared
Hired her from out of state for sons divorce. Not only did she do nothing, she dissappeared. Currently she owes me money and probably owes others. Filing my case with the bar association, i turned up other individuals that she had agreeed to represent, took retainers, and then dissappeared. Bar association found in my favor after i sent everthing related to this fiasco.
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Posted by Jamie | February 2, 2016
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Don't Waste Your Money
Pathetic attorney. Took 1000.00 from my husband and hasn't returned a phone call since November. Missed 2 court dates. One was today. We were approached by another attorney from her building only 2 be told she has been evicted from their office, and we would have to be apart of a civil suit against her. Apparently multiple people have been scammed by her recently. Now we are out money and have 2 find another attorney by March 4!!!!! She should be ashamed of herself
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Posted by Jessica | January 28, 2016
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Don't Waste Your Money
I hired her and paid her $1500. She claimed I didn't need to be at court. But she didn't get me what I had asked for in the first place. And when I urgently needed to speak to her, she avoided my calls and texts. I even went to her office on more than one occasion and spoke with her assistant to no avail. She still would not return my calls.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2015
Custody / visitation with my grand child
Once she got my $1500.00, she did nothing. She told me I would have a good chance of getting custody of my grandchild, but never got my case into court.I called many times & left messages and she never returned my calls. After 3 1/2 months she finally got a court date for visitation only, but failed to let me know & she did not appear for me. Since no one showed up, the judge declined visitation. My son has moved & taken my grandchild out of my life for ever. I asked for a refund of part of that $1500.00 & after many phone calls & texts, she sent an unsigned check for approximately $200.00. Since she didn't sign the check, she is apparently going to keep my money. She never kept me informed about anything regarding my case. Obviously, her knowledge of child custody & grandparents rights is very low. Although she waited until I asked for a refund to let me know that as grandparents in Ky. we have no rights. She charged me $50.00 for one phone call. She did nothing but cause a lot of stress. We are grandparents & senior citizens and feel she did not earn this large amount of money.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2013
I was very disappointed in the service Rachelle provided during my case. My first court appearance was on a Thursday. I called her on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before the court date. Never got a call back, text, email, nothing. Thursday as I'm driving to court she calls to tell me she would not be making it to court but would send another attorney. She stated that the attorney going know everything about my case. Once the stand in attorney showed up she wanted to talk to me because she knew nothing about my case. It was about a month from my first court date to the second court date. During this time Rachelle never once contacted me. I only met with her once for about 15 minutes which took almost a week of me trying to reach her to schedule that appointment. The second court date was schedule at 11:30am. She was not there so I called her. She told me she forgot about it because it was not on her schedule. She showed up about 12:10 since she had to drive so distance. She did not defend my side of the case at all. I was the one speaking up and defend myself the whole time. After that court hearing I never heard from her again even though I tried to contact her many, many times. She did finally answer her phone one day when I called her from a different phone number. I am so disappointed in her. She just took 1500 from me and did nothing.
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2012
She took my money and then proceeded to do Nothing-
She said she would help me. I paid her, and went to her office to speak with her about my case, (drove a good distance) - she missed my first court date- and showed up empty handed for the second court date. She just sat there, she said NOTHING for me in court to help me, nothing. I wasted my money- she also made me sign a release stating I could not get my money back.
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Response from Rachelle Howell April 14, 2012
This review is completely fabricated. I have NEVER asked, much less made, a client "sign a release stating they could not get their money back". I invite the reviewer to contact me directly to produce the "release". Rachelle N. Howell
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019.

Suspension issued in KY, 2019
updated on 06/18/2019

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
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Family Attorney | Oct 06
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Rachelle N. Howell
Licensed for 20 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019. See details