Meet Rachel Kugel
After college Rachel worked as a criminal defense investigator for a private defense firm in Washington, D.C. It was during this time that she first found her passion for criminal defense work. It was through that job that she was able to see how fulfilling it could be to see people through the most difficult time in their lives and work with them to fight for a positive result.
Rachel took this passion and continued it during law school at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. There she was selected to work on cases at the Innocence Project, devoted to exonerating the wrongly convicted through DNA evidence. She also worked on cases through the Criminal Defense Clinic and garnered an internship with the Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division in Manhattan.
Rachel then worked for a well known medical malpractice law firm also in Manhattan. Through her experience with criminal defense work and then her work on cases involving medical and scientific evidence she began to combine her skills and work on criminal matters that involve these issues.
Rachel continues to hone and sharpen her skills attending continuing education classes on DUI defense and medical and scientific issues all over the country. She is also very active in the community fighting for fair treatment of the accused and prisoner's rights.
Rachel is in private practice in Newark, New Jersey, is admitted to the State Bar of New Jersey and is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association.