Rachael Mitchell represents clients with legal matters related to estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianship, conservatorship, elder law, special needs planning and pet planning. Rachael grew up in western Washington and later attended Western International University, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies. Rachael worked in many facets of real estate before attending law school at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
During law school, Rachael was a member of the American Bar Association’s science and technology journal - Jurimetrics Journal - and completed judicial externships with the Honorable Frank W. Moskowitz with the Maricopa County Superior Court and the Honorable Madeleine C. Wanslee with the United States Bankruptcy Court. Rachael was also an extern with the Probate Lawyers Assistance Project (PLAP) and served as President of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s Business Legal Assistance Program (BLAP).
Rachael’s experience in raising her son, who was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect while in utero, has made her a compassionate advocate for others and currently serves as a Planning Committee Member and Team Captain for the Adult Congenital Heart Association’s Arizona Walk for 1 in 100. In her free time, Rachael enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and horseback riding.
Those who know me well say that I’m:
- Dedicated to family and community
I chose to become an attorney because… I have the opportunity to advocate for others.
I believe… that the longest and hardest journeys in life can offer the greatest rewards.
I can… do anything I set my mind to.
My greatest accomplishment is… being a Mom and advocate for my son who was born with complete heart block and hydrocephalus.
Quote me: “There is opportunity in every change and challenge in life.”
My next challenges are… (1) Completing a 50 mile endurance ride (in 12 hours) on my Arabian gelding, KSA Eukaryotic Zell, also known as Forest, and (2) Completing a rim-to-rim hike at the Grand Canyon.
On my bookshelf: The Marshmallow Test by Walter Mischell, The Good Rain by Timothy Egan, My Mom’s Cookbook, and many issues of American Endurance Ride Conference - Endurance News and other equestrian publications.
Seven words that describe me:
One thing most people don’t know about me: I grew up in the Pacific Northwest fishing off the Washington State Peninsula in the Pacific Ocean on a boat called “Too Small.” My family and I continue to enjoy deep sea fishing as far north as Kodiak, Alaska, and, as far south as San Diego, California.
I volunteer with:
- Adult Congenital Heart Association’s Arizona Walk for 1 in 100
- American Endurance Ride Conference Endurance Rides
- Other Equestrian Events
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