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Rachel Paletta

Senior Associate

She, Her, Hers

View Rachel’s condensed bio here.


I work with child welfare systems that are making changes to improve their practices and outcomes for children and families they serve, typically as a result of litigation. I work with a team to collect and analyze data, meet with child welfare leaders and staff, engage with stakeholders, and produce reports.

I do this work because

Children and families have a right to better outcomes.

I am most proud of

When our work with systems results in improvements to policy or practice (and outcomes!).

Work history

  • Child Advocate Attorney, Council for Children’s Rights
  • Intern, Office of the Child’s Representative and Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
  • Intern, Public Defender’s Office in St. Louis and Family and Juvenile Drug Court in Providence

Education and Awards

  • M.S.W., University of Denver
  • J.D., University of Denver
  • Licensed attorney, DC Bar
  • Child Welfare Law Specialist, certified by National Association of Counsel for Children

When the day is done

I am an adventurous baker, occasional half marathoner, enthusiastic aunt, and dog lover.