Rachel is a problem solver who uses her experience working for Minnesota judges to help her clients win cases.

As a senior associate in Fredrikson’s Litigation Group, Rachel represents clients involved in a wide range of business disputes. She is committed to using her written and oral advocacy skills to meet her clients’ goals in every stage of their cases.

Before joining Fredrikson, Rachel worked as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea of the Minnesota Supreme Court and as a judicial extern to the Honorable Kate M. Menendez in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota. She also represented clients in the University of Minnesota’s Insurance Law Clinic as a certified student attorney and served as a law clerk in the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. These experiences gave Rachel valuable insight into the trial and appellate court systems and help her to effectively advocate for her clients.




  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2018, magna cum laude
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln, B.J., 2014


  • Minnesota, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2019


  • Judicial Clerk, Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea, Minnesota Supreme Court, 2018-2019
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Kate M. Menendez, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2016-2017
  • Law Clerk, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Child Protection Division, 2016


  • Order of the Coif
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2019-2021
  • William B. Lockhart Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, and Service, 2018
  • Mondale Hall Engagement Award, 2018

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Member
  • Minnesota Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter, Member
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society, Member
  • Minnesota Law Review, Managing Editor, 2017-2018
  • Law School Student Body President, 2017-2018


  • Insurance Law Clinic, Student Attorney, 2016-2017

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

Co-Presenter, Minnesota Appeals by the Numbers, Appellate Practice Institute CLE, February 24, 2023

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