Rachel Stroup focuses her litigation practice on employment law and criminal defense. Rachel is a compassionate and tenacious advocate who is dedicated to fighting for her clients.
Rachel listens carefully to each client’s needs, and works with the client to devise a case strategy aimed at meeting those needs. She recognizes that many of her clients want to focus on a strategy that compensates them for the injuries they have suffered without a protracted trial. Rachel’s strong advocacy, thoughtful decision making, and hard work have led to substantial settlements for her clients in cases she litigates. Rachel has successfully represented clients in civil matters including corporate litigation, divorce, personal injury, and campus misconduct.
Rachel represents clients all over the Commonwealth in a wide range of criminal matters, both felony and misdemeanor, in state and federal courts. Rachel is tenacious, thorough, and strategic in her approach to each case, enabling her to obtain excellent results for her clients. Rachel’s background and experience in criminal defense proves useful in defending students who face charges of academic misconduct, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.
In 2015 and 2016, Rachel Stroup was selected to the Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers.
- Employment Law
- Education Law
- Criminal Law
- 1st Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- English: Spoken, Written
- Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP
- Northeastern University School of Law
- J.D. (2006)
- Wesleyan University
- B.A. (1999)
- Rising Stars
- Super Lawyers
- Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association
- National Employment Lawyers Association
- MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS
- Rachel Stroup's Website Profile
- Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP Website
- Boston Lawyer Blog
- New Department of Labor Rule Makes Wage Claims Harder for Plaintiffs
23 January 2020
- First Circuit Decides Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws Apply to Au Pairs
20 December 2019
- How Does Massachusetts’ Proposed “Revenge Porn” Law Compare to Other State’s Laws?
26 November 2019
- First Circuit Draws Sharp Distinction Between Fairness Obligations of Public and Private Educational Institutions
21 November 2019
- Matta’s New Test for When Police Officer Interactions Constitute Seizures: An Unrealistic and Disappointing Ruling
6 November 2019
- Boston Public Schools’ Secret Residency Enforcement Regime Violates Students’ Due Process Rights
23 September 2019
- Massachusetts SJC Says No Pre-Arraignment Diversion Without Prosecutor’s Approval
20 September 2019
- Supreme Judicial Court Imposes Limited Obligation on Prosecutors to Instruct Grand Juries in Murder Cases on Legal Implications of Exculpatory Evidence
10 September 2019
- Title IX and Sexual Assault on College Campuses: Back to School Edition
3 September 2019