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Rachel focuses their practice on mass tort and product liability matters.

Rachel’s journey to law was not a conventional one. They initially aspired to be an English as a Second Language teacher, driven by their own experience as an ESL student and their passion for leveling the playing field for others. However, their time teaching English in Thailand with the Peace Corps made them realize that they wanted to effect change on a systemic level, leading them to pursue a legal career.

Rachel’s experience as an ESL tutor and teacher honed their ability to identify problems and create tailored solutions, a skill they now apply to their legal work. Their passion for teaching also influenced their law school experience, where they served as a teaching assistant for multiple writing classes and served as a board member and co-chair for the moot court team. Their involvement in moot court, including two competitions and later coaching, allowed them to further develop their advocacy skills.

During law school, Rachel also worked on an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as part of the Appellate Project. The challenging case was an invaluable learning opportunity, as was Rachel’s externship with the California Supreme Court, where they researched both civil and criminal cases and drafted memos and recommendations.

At Husch Blackwell, Rachel represents clients in toxic tort, product liability, and asbestos litigation. Rachel is known for their ability to distill complex concepts into understandable terms, a skill they attribute to their teaching background.



  • J.D., University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
    • Hasting Environmental Law Journal, Senior Production Editor
    • UC Hastings Moot Court, Co-Chair
    • UC Hastings Individual Representation Clinic
  • B.A., University of California, Davis


  • California

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Asian American Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association


  • Korean, fluent
  • Japanese, conversational
Outside the Office

Rachel values staying active and has a goal of running a marathon as well as completing a Spartan Race Trifecta. They also love working out with weights and recently got back into bouldering.

When they’re not training, Rachel enjoys getting lost in a good book. Their bookshelf is overflowing with all the books they’ve bought on impulse and haven’t had time to read, but their favorites are Pride and Prejudice and The Odyssey. As a former Comparative Literature major, they have a special interest in linguistic differences between translations as well as how societal and cultural values are reflected in folktales and fairytales.

Rachel is also a talented baker and cook who loves cooking for their family. Their most popular dishes are their sushi bake and their cinnamon rolls, and they especially love baking bread.

Community Leadership

Rachel is a Peace Corps veteran who served in Thailand. They loved having the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new language and culture, and the experience made them more adaptable.