More than anything else, Rachel recognizes that many of her clients need someone who will talk to them without talking at them. She also knows that her role as a Senior Associate Attorney at The Micklin Law Group, LLC means being your strong, aggressive advocate who will clearly explain the divorce process to you while taking every path to find a solution that meets your goals and fits your needs.
It’s Rachel’s goal to be that for you every day, during and after representing you.
Her practice focuses on men’s rights in divorce and men’s child custody matters, including helping you through the emotional and – sometimes – financial upheaval divorce can involve. Rachel also has received a significant amount of specialized, advanced training in the field of family law that she puts to work in every case she handles, including yours.
She joined The Micklin Law Group, LLC in 2010 after being awarded a J.D. from Widener Univrersity School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Rachel practiced with a small family law firm in South Jersey for several years and held a prestigious clerkship in family law clerkship in Cumberland County.
In her spare time, Rachel’s attention is occupied by her rescue dog Barkley, a collection of tropical fish, powerlifting, and pizza.
J.D., Widener University School of Law
B.S., Boston University, School of Communications, Public Relations
- New Jersey
FAQ with Rachel
What drew you to a family law focus?
I completed my judicial clerkship with the Hon. Joseph P. Testa, J.S.C. (retired now) in the family part. As I completed my clerkship, I fell in love with the practice of family law. There are so many different facets involved in the practice of family law that it keeps each day (each hour for that matter) really interesting. One day you can be working on a relocation case, the next day you can be working on a cohabitation case, and the day after that a divorce trial.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love the varied aspects of the practice and the unique “think outside of the box” approach to cases, clients, and issues that has been cultivated since the day I began working for The Micklin Law Group, LLC — five and a half years ago!
How do you make complex legal topics and the family law process accessible to all clients?
In my practice, I always make sure to take a step back and remember that, while I do this for a living day in and day out, the court system and the legal process can be extremely confusing and sometimes traumatic for people. I reassure clients each step of the way during the progression of their case and explain things in a straightforward but compassionate manner without patronizing anyone.
What's the best part about Nutley, NJ?
Nutley is a very friendly town where everybody seems to know everybody, but even if you are not from around here (which I’m not), everybody is really nice and welcoming.
Unchained at Last, The Family Law Practitioner & Same-Sex Marriage Issues, 2015
- Unchained at Law, Volunteer
- Essex County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel, Panelist