Rachel is the inaugural winner of the K. Colleen Nunnelly Award for contributions to the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Additionally, in 2012, Rachel was recognized by her peers as being the Best of the Kansas City Bar in the area of bankruptcy.
She graduated from Creighton School of Law in 1993 this was after receiving her Bachelor’s of Science in Respiratory Therapy at Creighton University. The one theme that stuck with Rachel regardless of whether she was competing on their swim, soccer or Tae Kwon teams, studying chemical compositions or theorizing about the duties and rights of individuals is that knowledge truly is power. Knowledge about any subject provides power to take control, make informed decisions and provides a guiding light in the tunnel of the unknown.
Rachel is currently licensed to practice in both the state and federal courts of Missouri and the federal court in Kansas.
Upon graduation, Rachel was appointed Director of Security and Risk Management for Clarkson Regional Health Center, now called The Nebraska Medical Center. The job focused on reducing risk and liability for the hospital, patients, and staff. Rachel knows the experience of being laid off because this was the necessary step for Clarkson to make in order to merge with another corporation. Rachel did not see this as a failure or something to hold her back but rather to pack up and start a new adventure in Kansas City, Missouri.
Rachel utilized her background in computers and teaching to be one of the leading regional resources regarding Acrobat and Electronic Case Filing. Rachel is a nationally known speaker for National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, locally for the UMKC CLE Department, Penn Valley Community College and Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors.
2001 she began working with the United Auto Workers in Claycomo, Missouri. Rachel represented Union members from both Ford and General Motors in the Western District of Missouri Bankruptcy Court. At that time Rachel only handled the bankruptcy caseload for the workers. This provided a vast array of case scenarios that to this day allows her to continue to pull from the knowledge she gained during that experience. Where ever the client was located the Union ensured that they had representation, including but limited to being incarcerated in Leavenworth Federal Prison. Where ever that client was located Rachel made sure they received the best level of bankruptcy representation she could provide.
Rachel’s wealth of personal and professional experience allows her to relate many different situations in the bankruptcy area. To schedule a consultation, call 816-472-HELP (4357).
Rachel Lynn Foley
Attorney at Law
4016 S Lynn Ct Drive
Independence, MO 64055
T: 816-472-HELP (4357)