Rachel attended Queen’s University and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2008. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law in 2011. After completing her articles with a full-service firm in Toronto, she was called to the Bar by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2012. Rachel previously practiced in the Greater Toronto Area, focusing primarily on family law, until she returned home to Kemptville and joined Jansen Law as an associate in 2016.
Rachel is thrilled to return to the Kemptville area, where she was born and raised, and to have the opportunity to serve the community through her legal practice.
Her areas of practice include family law, real estate, and wills and estates.
Rachel’s expertise in family law covers all aspects, including custody, access, child and spousal support, divorce, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements, separation agreements and property related issues.
Rachel has experience representing clients in Small Claims Court, the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice. She has appeared before the court for case conferences, settlement conferences, motions and trial, and is committed to delivering exceptional service to clients navigating legal issues in the court system.
Rachel is passionate about providing her clients with timely, efficient and cost-effective representation, with an emphasis on effective negotiation. She is a proponent of alternative-dispute resolution processes including negotiation and mediation.
Rachel has now completed her Collaborative Family Law training and is a member of Collaborative Practice Ottawa.
During law school, Rachel volunteered her time with ProBono Students Canada and worked at a community legal clinic in the area of poverty law. She was a teaching assistant for an alternative-dispute resolution course and travelled to Paris, France, to compete as a member of the internal mediation team. She also spent a summer volunteering at a centre for disadvantaged Thai women in Bangkok.
Rachel is looking forward to being able to give back to the Kemptville community through continued charitable work.
Rachel is the current Vice-President of the Leeds & Grenville Law Association.