Rachel Rose Ostrander joined the firm in 2017. She practices primarily in the areas of Public, Professional Liability, Premises Liability, Housing & Landlord Liability, Employment Law, Construction Defect, and Business & Real Estate. Ms. Ostrander has worked in the Bay Area since she joined the bar in 2012, primarily defending municipalities and businesses in all aspects of litigation, including mediation, and jury and court trials, for matters filed in both state and federal court.
In law school, Rachel was an integral member of the National Organization for Women’s Legislative Task Force in Massachusetts, where she helped pass legislation protecting women’s interests, including the Transgender Civil Rights Bill, and Equal Pay Act. Rachel served as a judicial clerk to eleven magistrates at the Division of Administrative Law Appeals, was a political advisor to the State’s Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council, and administered the State’s Home Improvement Contractor Arbitration Program for the Department of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. She has published articles in Brigham Young’s Education and Law Journal and North Carolina Central University’s Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law Journal.
When Rachel is not immersed in practicing law, she is an active member of the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County and the Planning Committee for the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group. She is also a Big Sister in the Big BrothersBig Sisters organization.