Rachel Gallegos

  • RACHEL GALLEGOS

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CAREER

CAREER

Rachel is a business litigator and trial attorney. Rachel is a 2006 graduate of Villanova University School of Law where she was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Director of the Public Interest Fellowship Program. Upon graduation, she served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable John T. McNeill, III, of Camden County Superior Court, New Jersey. From there she went on to obtain a position as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Annette M. Rizzo of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and helped to develop the nationally renowned Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program. She then became the Manager of Motions Court while still working with the Program where she remained until the Summer of 2014, when she joined Steve Harvey Law.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Rachel has lectured extensively on the Philadelphia Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program. She has presented on panels with Judges, consumer advocates, lender attorneys, banking executives, and housing experts. Most notably, Rachel presented before the Delaware House Judiciary Committee regarding instituting a state-wide program, as well as participated in Vice President Biden’s Middle Class Task Force efforts in Washington D.C.

PRO BONO & PUBLIC SERVICE

PRO BONO & PUBLIC SERVICE

Rachel volunteers with Philadelphia VIP in a variety of matters, including adoption, tax, and deed preparation. In addition, she is a board member of the Public Interest Law Center, and a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Civil Gideon Task Force as well as the Board of Governors. Rachel is also a member of Temple American Inn of Court, Philadelphia Bar Association, Villanova Law Alumni Board, and the Hispanic Bar Association.

AWARDS

AWARDS

2013 Legal Intelligencer Diverse Attorney of the Year

2013 American Inn of Court Pegasus Scholar

2011 Legal Intelligencer Lawyer on the Fast Track

2009 First Judicial District Employee of the Year

2006 Faculty Recognition Award- Villanova University School of Law

2004 Public Interest Fellowship Recipient – Villanova University School of Law

EDUCATION & CLERKSHIP

EDUCATION

B.A. 2002, cum laude, Clemson University

  • Varsity Women’s Soccer Four Year Letter Winner

J.D. 2006, Villanova University School of Law

  • Moot Court Board
  • Director of the Public Interest Fellowship Program

CLERKSHIP

2006-2007 Law Clerk to Hon. John T. McNeill, III., Camden County Superior Court, New Jersey

2007-2010 Law Clerk to Hon. Annette M. Rizzo, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

BAR ADMISSIONS

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.

COURT ADMISSIONS

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

EMAIL   rachel@steveharveylaw.com   |   PHONE  215 438 6600