Civil Litigation

Rachael handles a broad spectrum of civil litigation matters:

  • Business/Commercial Disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Non-competition Agreements
  • Torts
  • Fraud
  • Negligence
  • Tortious Interference
  • Property Disputes
  • Disputes under the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act
  • Will Contests/Probate Litigation
  • Adversary Proceedings in Bankruptcy

If you find yourself in a civil legal dispute and don’t know what to do, you need the assistance of an experienced litigator. Because litigation can be expensive, it is important that your lawyer carefully evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case, give you honest advice, and endeavor to find resolutions that avoid litigation wherever possible and appropriate. However, in order to properly make that assessment, it is imperative that your lawyer be ready and willing to aggressively protect your interests in court.

Your litigation matter is Rachael’s priority. She provides high-quality legal representation while working smart to run the case in a cost-effective matter. Depending upon the size of your case, she has the ability to collaborate with experienced attorneys to properly staff the matter.

Wills & Estates

Rachael can assist you with your estate planning needs. Estate planning packages are available for individuals and couples, and may include the following depending upon individual circumstances:

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • HIPAA Release
  • Directive to Physicians (Living Will)
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Appointment of Guardian
  • Trusts
  • Appointment for Disposition of Remains

Estate planning is for everyone, no matter how old you are or how much money you have. It includes ensuring that your wishes are respected regarding your medical care if you are incapacitated and in the distribution of your assets and personal property after your death. Without basic estate planning documents in place, the court takes charge. A legal guardian would be appointed if you are not able to manage your affairs, and an executor appointed after your death. Imagine your medical care in the hands of strangers, your personal effects sold off, or the authority of a life partner disallowed by law. Rachael can help you avoid all of that and spare your family the headache and additional expense of the probate court. 

Probate & Will Contests

When a loved one passes away, with or without a will, their estate must be examined and distributed through a process called probate. As the executor or administrator of an estate, you will need guidance from a lawyer to guide you through the process. If the probate is contested by someone else or you need to contest an existing probate proceeding, Rachael is ready to represent you and resolve the matter.