Rachel is an attorney with Essig & Evans LLP, working exclusively in Fertility Law. She counsels hopeful parents and surrogates on the legal aspects of their collaborative reproduction journey so they can focus on what matters most: building their family. Rachel's clients are from the United States and around the world, and include singles and couples of all sexual orientation. Clients know they can rely on Rachel for prompt, excellent counsel.
Fertility law is a unique, nuanced, and ever-changing niche. Rachel developed her practice under the mentorship of Ellen Essig, one of the first -- and amongst the most respected -- fertility law attorneys in the United States. Today, Rachel and Ellen work together at Essig & Evans LLP, one of the few law firms with a dedicated fertility law practice in the surrogate-friendly state of Ohio. Rachel also practices fertility law in the surrogate-friendly state of Illinois.
Rachel brings a unique and invaluable background in transactional law and litigation to her Fertility Law practice. Prior to joining Essig & Evans LLP, she led the legal department of a nationwide distributor and was an attorney at the renowned Chicago law firm, Jenner & Block. Rachel is a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys and a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the American Bar Association's ART Committee.
Outside of her legal practice, Rachel is an active participant and advocate in her community. She is on the board of AJC Cincinnati and regularly organizes and hosts events for an array of organizations and causes. Rachel and her husband live in Cincinnati, Ohio, with their 4 year old Lady Gaga loving daughter and their chubby 2 year old son. Rachel can be found at @SurrogacyLawyer on Instagram, where she posts about Fertility Law and life as a Fertility Law attorney.
- Illinois, 2008
- Ohio, 2015
- University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- J.D. - 2008
- Mausi Sebess, Buenos Aires
- Culinary Arts - 2005
- Honors: Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar
- Emory University
- B.A. - 2004
- Honors: magna cum laude
- Honors: Emory Scholar