Rachel H. Parkin
In her practice, Rachel Parkin emphasizes a commitment to open dialogue and diligent analysis. She believes that advocacy starts with understanding. Not every client defines success in the same way, so early and frank conversations regarding goals are critical to obtaining a favorable outcome. Understanding the legal, factual, and even emotional parameters of the legal issues her clients encounter enables Rachel to effectively drive cases toward satisfactory resolution. Through her background in academia, she has developed the exceptional research, composition, and communication skills necessary to successfully handle complex legal issues through all phases of litigation, and to reconcile legal issues with her clients’ goals.
In a previous life, Rachel worked as an education ambassador at a zoo, as a trail guide on horseback in Rocky Mountain National Park, and as a librarian. Rachel enjoys getting lost — lost with a backpack, her husband, and her dog in Montana’s backcountry; lost in a good book; or lost in her thoughts on a long run. She owns more than 20 different illustrated versions of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and has strong feelings about the use of Oxford commas.