About Rachel Read Tobias
grew up in Seattle and has strong ties and connections to the Pacific Northwest.
She attended Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences and obtained her B.A. in Law and Diversity from Fairhaven College, Western Washington University.
Answering the call of the Wild West, Rachel graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2003.
Finding the Wild West hot and dry, though full of wonderful people and places, Rachel returned to Washington to be closer to family and friends and begin her legal career.
Rachel first worked for the Quinault Indian Nation, representing its Family Services Department in tribal and state courts and assisting with the development of tribal law and policy regarding social services.
She continued her commitment to public service, accepting an opportunity in 2006 to work for the Northwest Defender Association, a public defense agency.
As a public defender, Rachel
represented criminal defendants facing misdemeanor and felony charges and parents and children in dependency proceedings.
While at Northwest Defender Association
earned a reputation as a tenacious advocate who is a valuable and effective representative for her
In 2008, Rachel accepted a position at Carey & Lillevik, PLLC, a Seattle firm dedicated to representing the interests of individuals in criminal, dependency, family law and education law proceedings.
While there, Rachel
represented clients in a number of areas that intersect with her
experience in Indian Law, criminal defense and dependency proceedings including nonparental custody, foster parent adoption and dissolution of marriage/domestic partnership.
opened Tobias Legal Advocacy, PLLC
in February, 2012.
Rachel Read Tobias