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Rachel W. Sears

At the end of the day, I want to do something connected to the community around me, which is why I came back to Maine and went to law school. I want to bring my experience to bear on the state I grew up in – and truly make a difference.

Biography

Rachel should have known when she took her LSATs that being an attorney was her calling, but it wasn’t until a decade and two jobs later that she applied to law school – a decision she considers the best she ever made. It turns out waiting to apply, however, was beneficial because her diverse background and professional experience play directly into the work she does today.

Having served as a Senior Account Manager at Google and Presidential Management Fellow at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Rachel now puts real world business insight and experience into practice for clients in the realm of commercial transactions and litigation. Rachel loves helping businesses with everything from start up to succession planning – whether its working through regulatory issues, registering trademarks, or bringing in a new partner.

In addition to helping clients achieve their business goals, Rachel partners with individuals, couples, and families on the estate-planning front, providing an array of services including wills, trusts, advance healthcare directives, and powers of attorney. She’s also found a niche in solving family cottage/vacation property issues from setting up trusts and management documents to helping resolve disputes.

Prior to joining Murray Plumb & Murray, Rachel worked as a law clerk to Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., of the United States District Court for the District of Maine. She is originally from Cape Elizabeth and currently resides in Portland.

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law, Osher Scholar and summa cum laude
  • Executive Editor of the Maine Law Review
  • Stanford University, B.A., M.A.

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. John A. Woodcock, Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine