Rachel Gallegos became a senior staff attorney in the Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit in 2019. Prior to joining CLS, Ms. Gallegos was a law clerk to the Honorable John T. McNeill, III, in the Camden County Superior Court. From there, she went to clerk for the Honorable Annette M. Rizzo (Ret.) in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. She assisted in the creation of the nationally renowned Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program and went on to become the administrator of the Program. Ms. Gallegos worked with Judge Rizzo and court administration for nearly eight years, also serving as the Manager of Motions Court. After leaving the court, Ms. Gallegos was in private practice with Steve Harvey Law, LLC, focusing on commercial litigation.
Honors and Associations
Ms. Gallegos is a board member for the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, past chair of the Real Property Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and past president of the Hispanic Bar Association. Presently, she serves as President of the Temple American Inn of Court.
Ms. Gallegos was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for 2017-2018, by The Legal Intelligencer as Diverse Attorney of the Year in 2013, and as a Lawyer on the Fast Track in 2011. She was also awarded a Pegasus Scholarship by the American Inns of Court in 2013.
Ms. Gallegos received her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and her B.A. from Clemson University.