Rachel R. Dornbush

Rachel R. Dornbush

Senior Associate Attorney

Rachel R. Dornbush joined Paletz Law as an Associate Attorney in September, 2014. Since joining Paletz Law, Rachel has focused her skills in the area of landlord-tenant law at multiple state court levels. Rachel also practices in the areas of creditor’s rights in bankruptcy, general civil litigation, and fair housing defense. She has also worked on several projects for clients involving revisions to their lease agreements, rules and regulations, and other transactional documents.

Rachel brought more than 13 years legal experience with her to Paletz Law, which she gained while working for the largest foreclosure and law firm in Michigan.  During this time, Rachel worked as a paralegal handling mortgage foreclosures,and post-redemption Summary Proceedings. Rachel assisted various attorneys with preparing motions, preparing for court hearings, negotiating resolutions with mortgagors and tenants and providing clients with vital information related to numerous legal processes.

While working full time as a paralegal, Rachel attended Wayne State University to earn a B.S. in Education, majoring in Social Studies. As an undergraduate student, Rachel participated in student teaching at local elementary schools where she taught kindergarten and second grade. After earning her degree in 2009, she received her certification to teach K-8th grade and then opted to fulfill her dream of becoming an attorney.

Rachel graduated from the Western Michigan University – Thomas M. Cooley Law School cum laude in January, 2014. She earned a Certificate of Merit for academic excellence in both constitutional law and real estate transactions. She also interned with the City Attorney for Highland Park where she assisted lead counsel in prosecuting civil infractions, preparing local ordinances, and defending the municipality in civil rights claims.

Bar Admissions:

  • Michigan, 2014
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2015
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2015

Practice Highlights:

  • Obtained summary disposition for a property owner facing false allegations of harassment.
  • Negotiated several complex resolutions for clients.
  • Defended multiple appeals at both the Circuit Court and Court of Appeals level.

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