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Rachel Laurel

Associate | rlaurel@smsm.com
Associate | Chicago, IL
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Rachel Laurel is an associate attorney in the firm’s Chicago office focusing her practice on work on a large variety of cases including toxic tort, employment related matters, cyber risk and security, and breach of contract claims. She has experience working through various stages of litigation, including drafting pleadings, discovery requests and responses, briefs and dispositive motions, taking depositions, and preparing for trial.  Prior to joining Segal McCambridge as an associate, Ms. Laurel worked as a summer associate and law clerk at the firm. She has additional experience working for the City of Chicago as a law clerk in the Collections, Ownership, and Administrative Litigation Division.

Ms. Laurel received her Juris Doctor from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. While there, she served as Managing Editor of the Indiana Law Journal, and was a member of the Women's Law Caucus, Intellectual Property Association, and Student Bar Association. As the Champion of Maurer's Trial Competition, she went on to compete for Maurer's Trial Team, finishing as a regional finalist in the American Association for Justice Regional Competition. 

Before attending law school, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Psychology with a minor in Law & Public Policy from Indiana University. She is currently licensed to practice in the State of Illinois.

Honors

  • Order of the Barristers (2018)
  • Sherman Minton Moot Court Board (2017-2018)
  • Finalist, American Association for Justice Mock Trial Competition (2018)  

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D. (2018)

Indiana University, B.A., Criminal Justice and Psychology (2015)

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2019