Rachel S. Nevarez
Rachel S. Nevarez

Rachel S. Nevarez

Partner

312-596-4965
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Valerie Settipani
312-596-4948

Rachel is a partner in the Civil Litigation practice in Wiedner & McAuliffe’s Chicago office. She represents businesses in the areas of aviation, transportation, construction, product liability, premises liability and long term care facilities. Rachel takes time to understand her clients’ business, ensuring that the litigation strategy deployed not only results in a favorable outcome, but also fits efficiently within their overall business goals. When discussing strategy with clients, Rachel looks for creative solutions to difficult issues. She routinely provides counseling to clients on employment decisions as well as general counsel services.

Rachel has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2016. While attending law school, she received the CALI Excellence for the Future award for Legal Writing II and Immigration Law, and clerked in Chicago-Kent’s Immigration Law clinic.

In her free time, Rachel is an enthusiastic runner and hiker.

Education

  • J.D., cum laude,  Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2010
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Knox College, 2007

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Subcommittee for Product Liability Committee, Litigation Section of ABA
  • Illinois State Bar Association
Other News
  • The Biometric Information Privacy Act: Important Regulatory Tool or Class Action Boon? (Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association)
  • Navigating Federal Preemption in Litigation, Moderator (American Bar Association Roundtable)
  • How to Take Advantage of “Seller’s Exception” Statutes (American Bar Association Practice Points)
  • Manufacturer Can Be Sued for Injuries from Drug It Did Not Make (American Bar Association Practice Points)
  • Fraudulent Joinder (American Bar Association Sound Advice)
  • Tolling Agreements as a Litigation Tool in Product Liability Cases (American Bar Association Practice Points)
  • Bio

    Rachel is a partner in the Civil Litigation practice in Wiedner & McAuliffe’s Chicago office. She represents businesses in the areas of aviation, transportation, construction, product liability, premises liability and long term care facilities. Rachel takes time to understand her clients’ business, ensuring that the litigation strategy deployed not only results in a favorable outcome, but also fits efficiently within their overall business goals. When discussing strategy with clients, Rachel looks for creative solutions to difficult issues. She routinely provides counseling to clients on employment decisions as well as general counsel services.

    Rachel has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2016. While attending law school, she received the CALI Excellence for the Future award for Legal Writing II and Immigration Law, and clerked in Chicago-Kent’s Immigration Law clinic.

    In her free time, Rachel is an enthusiastic runner and hiker.

  • Practice Areas
  • Credentials

    Education

    • J.D., cum laude,  Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2010
    • B.A., magna cum laude, Knox College, 2007

    Admissions

    • Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Affiliations
    • American Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Subcommittee for Product Liability Committee, Litigation Section of ABA
    • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Notable Decisions
  • News
    Other News
    • The Biometric Information Privacy Act: Important Regulatory Tool or Class Action Boon? (Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association)
    • Navigating Federal Preemption in Litigation, Moderator (American Bar Association Roundtable)
    • How to Take Advantage of “Seller’s Exception” Statutes (American Bar Association Practice Points)
    • Manufacturer Can Be Sued for Injuries from Drug It Did Not Make (American Bar Association Practice Points)
    • Fraudulent Joinder (American Bar Association Sound Advice)
    • Tolling Agreements as a Litigation Tool in Product Liability Cases (American Bar Association Practice Points)

Bio

Rachel is a partner in the Civil Litigation practice in Wiedner & McAuliffe’s Chicago office. She represents businesses in the areas of aviation, transportation, construction, product liability, premises liability and long term care facilities. Rachel takes time to understand her clients’ business, ensuring that the litigation strategy deployed not only results in a favorable outcome, but also fits efficiently within their overall business goals. When discussing strategy with clients, Rachel looks for creative solutions to difficult issues. She routinely provides counseling to clients on employment decisions as well as general counsel services.

Rachel has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2016. While attending law school, she received the CALI Excellence for the Future award for Legal Writing II and Immigration Law, and clerked in Chicago-Kent’s Immigration Law clinic.

In her free time, Rachel is an enthusiastic runner and hiker.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., cum laude,  Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2010
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Knox College, 2007

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Subcommittee for Product Liability Committee, Litigation Section of ABA
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Notable Decisions

News

Other News
  • The Biometric Information Privacy Act: Important Regulatory Tool or Class Action Boon? (Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association)
  • Navigating Federal Preemption in Litigation, Moderator (American Bar Association Roundtable)
  • How to Take Advantage of “Seller’s Exception” Statutes (American Bar Association Practice Points)
  • Manufacturer Can Be Sued for Injuries from Drug It Did Not Make (American Bar Association Practice Points)
  • Fraudulent Joinder (American Bar Association Sound Advice)
  • Tolling Agreements as a Litigation Tool in Product Liability Cases (American Bar Association Practice Points)