Biography

Rachel helps clients resolve complex matters involving contaminated sites, land use, and water rights.

Rachel’s practice focuses on contaminated site remediation under CERCLA and state laws, as well as water rights disputes and federal land use issues. Rachel helps clients steer complex and long-running cases to a successful resolution. She also enjoys helping clients navigate challenging regulatory environments.

Prior to joining Beveridge & Diamond, Rachel served as a Trial Attorney for U.S. Department of Justice’s Natural Resources Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division. While at DOJ, Rachel handled a diverse docket of natural resource matters involving water rights, energy development, mining, commercial fishing, and recreational activities. In addition to her natural resources-based work, Rachel also litigated title to submerged lands, management of Indian tribes’ assets, and takings suits. Rachel began her Department of Justice Career through the Attorney General’s Honor Program and earned outstanding performance awards in 2014 and 2016.

Rachel attended the Georgetown University Law Center, where she organized the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review symposium on climate change adaptation and served as President of the Environmental Law Society.

Prior to joining law school, Rachel conducted economic analyses for an energy efficiency consulting firm. 

Rachel is an active member of the Environmental and Land Use Law sections of both the Washington State and King County Bar Associations.

Education

  • Arizona State University  (B.A., magna cum laude, 2005)
    • Political Science and Economics
  • Georgetown University  (J.D., magna cum laude, 2010)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Claims