New Member Spotlight: Rachel Foley
Rachel Foley, Foley Law, became a member of The American Board of Certification in March 2016. When asked why she sought board certification in Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Foley answered:
"This is a frequent question asked by my colleagues. The obvious answer may be that the certification allows you to stand out from your competition, but for me, it is the natural progression my professional path should take. While studying at Creighton, the professors stressed that we 'practice' law and it was critical our legal education did not end in the classroom. Whether you are practicing the cello, a sport, or as an attorney, you must continually hone your craft and one way to hone your craft is to become board certified by The American Board of Certification."
Rachel Foley began her bankruptcy career with the United Auto Workers representing GM and Ford employees in Chapter 13 and 7’s. Rachel was the only bankruptcy attorney for the Missouri auto workers and it was not unusual for her to manage 3 – 4 times the regular attorney caseload at any given time. This provided a vast array of case scenarios, experience and knowledge that Rachel continues to pull from today. Where ever the client was located, the Union ensured the auto worker would have representation, including but not limited to being incarcerated in Leavenworth Federal Prison. Where ever that client was located, Rachel made sure they received the very best level of bankruptcy representation.
In addition to her training through the UAW, Rachel’s background as a Risk Manager for Clarkson Regional Health Center and 20 years’ experience in the emergency room as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, makes her uniquely qualified to argue a variety of cases.
Rachel has been recognized for her constant commitment to the representation of debtors. Rachel is the inaugural winner of the K. Colleen Nunnelly Award by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and recognized by her peers as being the Best of the Kansas City Bar in the area of bankruptcy. These recognitions are in addition to being named to the Pro Bono Wall of Fame by the Missouri Bar Association.
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