Overview

Rachel handles matrimonial and family law matters – everything from prenuptial agreements to marriage dissolutions (divorce) to post judgment enforcement and modification proceedings. Rachel understands that each client’s needs are unique, and she prides herself in her ability to adapt her representation of clients based on their specific situation and goals. Rachel is able to work cooperatively with clients and other counsel to achieve efficient and positive results, while also being ready to take an aggressive litigation approach when necessary.

Dividing her time between the firm’s Bridgeport and Westport offices, Rachel represents clients throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties, often appearing in the Stamford, Bridgeport, Danbury, Milford, and New Haven courthouses. She also volunteers her time by serving as a Special Master, appointed by the Superior Court, to mediate divorce disputes in the judicial districts of Bridgeport, Danbury, Stamford and Milford.

In 2011, Rachel was appointed by then-Governor Malloy to serve as a member on the Commission for Child Support Guidelines. By 2014, she was voted in as a Co-Chair of that committee, which concluded its work in 2015 when the current version of the Connecticut Child Support Guidelines was adopted by the state legislature.

Rachel has been an attorney at Cohen and Wolf, P.C. since graduating from law school in 2004 and has been a principal of the firm since 2012. Rachel served as the firm’s Chair of Recruitment Committee for 6 years and currently serves as the firm’s Chair of Planning and Practice Management Committee.

Credentials

Education

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2004
     •  Connecticut Journal of International Law, Editorial Board

Washington University, B.A., 2001

Certified by the Connecticut Judicial Branch to serve as Attorney for the Minor Child or Guardian Ad Litem, 2011

Bridgeport Regional Business Council's Leadership Greater Bridgeport Program, Graduate

Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers®, Family Law, 2017-2020

Connecticut Super Lawyers® "Rising Star", Family Law, 2011-2019

Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating

Connecticut Law Tribune, “New Leaders of the Law” Award, 2013

Connecticut Law Tribune, Women in the Law, 2010

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Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association
    •  Young Lawyers Association, Bridgeport Local Unit, Past Chair

Fairfield County Bar Association

Greater Bridgeport Bar Association

Support Staff

Casey Jaykus
203.337.4263
cjaykus@cohenandwolf.com

Kathy Tyszka
203.337.4154
ktyszka@cohenandwolf.com

Community Involvement

Commission for Child Support Guidelines, Co-Chair, 2011-2015

MoCA Westport (formerly known as Westport Arts Center), Board of Directors

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