If you have been on this website or you’re a client or friend of Rachel King, you know that she’s accomplished quite a bit in her young life. After serving in the Army for seven years as a paralegal and Communication Specialist, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and formed King Law Firm Attorneys at Law, Inc. shortly thereafter.
But there are so many more layers to Rachel that you may not know about.
Grew Up in a Family of Lawyers
You could say Rachel was born into the law. Her father, Patrick King, is a practicing lawyer in Nevada and her cousin, Scott Russo, is a litigator in Orange County, California. As a child, she would “help” her dad with his cases, learning how to make strategic decisions within the confines of the law.
Joined the Military Soon After Graduating High School
Rachel spent a few months in college, but realized early on she wasn’t mentally ready for the work needed to become a lawyer. Without a job, money, or a place to live, she decided to join the military. Her decision came shortly after 9/11, so her family had mixed feelings, but the decision taught her the discipline she needed to embrace the suck in all aspects of her life.
She Was Sued When She Was 21
Though the lawyer she had after being sued made her feel small, ineffective, and dumb, the experience gave her insight into how she didn’t want to practice law. She learned how to be fierce, but kind, respected, but feared, and led her to be humble, approachable, relatable, and trustworthy. It’s also why she is always upfront with her clients about concerns she may have and the emotional toll their case may have on them and their family.
Has a Quarterly Mandatory Fun Day at the Firm
A team is only as good as its weakest member. To keep her team in peak mental condition, Rachel plans a mandatory event each month for her staff. Whether it’s going to a spa, an escape room, a paint and sip, or a simple lunch, getting them out of the office for a day of team building helps build comradery, raises morale, and strengthens the foundation of the firm.
Is an Avid Runner and Hiker
For Rachel, exercise is her opening statement, helping her start the day on the right path. Routinely running and hiking maintains her mental and physical health, clears her mind and releases the extreme amount of stress that comes with the job.
Is a Literature and Writing Major and a Very Avid Reader
Rachel reads every day before bed. Though her favorite genre is historical fiction, her favorite nonfiction books include Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall and the recent New York Times Bestseller Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor.
Bonus: Rachel may be the only lawyer who doesn’t drink coffee!!
“What I really did find, whether it was working out or anything, is letting myself be okay with only doing that one step, knowing subconsciously that once I do that step, it’ll keep going.” — Rachel King