Rachel Liebert is a Associate at Slater Slater Schulman and a tenacious advocate for survivors of sexual trauma. As a key member of the firm’s sex abuse advocacy team, Rachel frequently represents survivors of institutional sexual abuse and serves as Of Counsel for partnering law firm Oakwood Legal Group in Los Angeles.
Rachel’s success in advocating for her clients derives from her holistic and client-centered approach. Representing survivors of sexual abuse requires a level of empathy and compassion that not all attorneys possess. Rachel excels in these areas of support, putting herself directly in her clients’ shoes to assess their needs. She ensures that her clients’ voices and concerns are heard and empowers them along every step in their pursuit of justice.
With a background in child development and special education law, Rachel has a unique perspective and understanding of the global implications that can arise from childhood sexual trauma. During law school, Rachel served as a research assistant to Professor Clare Huntington through the publication of various articles, including “The Empirical Turn in Family Law.” She spent her 3L year as a visiting student at UCLA, where she collaborated with the Children’s Data Network to conduct research on California’s child welfare system.
Rachel’s fierce passion for advocating for others was sparked at a young age as she watched her mother work as a clinical psychologist for children with special needs in New York. This inspired Rachel to volunteer as an intake counselor at The Door in New York City, where she welcomed new members and assisted young people in connecting with services and resources. She also served as an extern at the Association for Science in Autism Treatment, publishing newsletters and disseminating information about research-supported interventions.
Outside of the firm, Rachel is a member of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, American Bar Association, and the American Civil Liberties Union. Rachel was previously a student representative to the matrimonial committee of the New York City Bar Association. She is currently preparing to become a Dance for All facilitator, which will enable her to deliver inclusive therapeutic dance/movement and yoga practices to a variety of populations.
Rachel graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Dance from Barnard College in 2016, where she received the Hollingworth Prize for her senior thesis research project. She received her Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law in 2019 and was honored with the Archibald Murray Public Service Award. Rachel proudly joined the Slater Slater Schulman team in August 2020 and was admitted to the California State Bar in December 2019.