About Attorney Rachel Kaufman
Prior to starting her own law firm, Rachel spent almost two years working as an associate at a mid-sized criminal defense firm in Atlanta, GA. There, she gained extensive courtroom experience, handling hundreds of criminal cases and bringing more than 20 of them to trial. In March 2015, Rachel tried the most important case of her career thus far--She sat first chair on a murder trial in Fulton County and got “NOT GUILTY” verdicts on both murder counts. The jury took more than 20 hours to deliberate and ultimately, justice was served. Her experience during that trial inspired her to start her own practice. Now, she is able to provide even more individualized, aggressive representation at a more reasonable price.
At Emory University School of Law, Rachel dedicated herself to criminal trial practice. She did a summer internship and two-semester field placement at the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office in Decatur, Georgia. There, she assisted in handling felony cases with guidance and training from seasoned prosecutors. She also completed the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia’s “2012 Fundamentals of Prosecution” training course in Forsyth, Georgia. The time experienced she gained at the DeKalb County DA’s Office broadened perspective of the criminal justice system and led her to a career in criminal defense. Each day, she uses that wisdom to guide her clients through the legal process and zealously advocate for them in and out of court.
At Emory Law, Rachel was an articles and symposium editor on the Emory International Law Review, the Vice President of the Criminal Law Society and founded a club—the Emory’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter.
Speaking of which… ANIMALS! Prior to attending law school, Rachel interned at the Humane Society of the United States in their Government Affairs division in Washington, D.C. She also spent five months in Lima, Peru, volunteering at an animal shelter and studying at a local university. Animal rights and welfare have always been Rachel’s passion and community service of choice.
Rachel received her undergraduate degree in Spanish and Political Science from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
She is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and an avid Cleveland Sports fan but she is proud to call Atlanta her home. When Rachel is not working, she enjoys painting, yoga, and being with her family (which includes her dogs, Clyde and Leon, and her cat, Kyrie).