Rachel Hunter
Rachel Hunter

Bar Admissions:

          • Admitted to practice in state and superior Courts in Georgia:  2002,
          • Admitted to practice in all state courts in North Carolina,
          • Admitted to practice in all state courts in Pennsylvania:  1988,
          • Admitted to practice in all state courts and US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Membership:  Wake County, NC 10th Judicial District Bar

Childhood & Education:  I grew up in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.  Later, my family moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and I graduated from Fox Chapel High School near the top of my class. I spent two years at Chatham College and then transferred to Carnegie Mellon University where I received a B.S. degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biochemistry.  After graduation, I was part of a student program and worked in Germany.  When my internship ended, I took a break from school and worked at various jobs.  I returned to school and studied law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  I graduated in 1988 in the top third of my class.  I thereafter worked for the trial and appellate courts in Pennsylvania.  In 2000, I relocated to North Carolina and have been engaged in private practice in Durham and Cary since that time.

Some fun facts about me:

  • 1976 – I owned a horse and joined the Bicentennial Wagon Train as it traveled across Pennsylvania and rode into Valley Forge, PA to celebrate the bicentennial.
  • 1983 – worked at Bayer, AG in Leverkusen, Germany as part of a student internship program after graduating from college.
  • 2004 & 2006:  judicial candidate for the NC Supreme Court
  • Scholastic Awards & Honors: Invited to join the National Honor Society.
  • Freshman Chemistry Award
  • Nominee for the Truman Scholarship

About me and the practice of law:

I am unlike any lawyer that you have ever met.  Read some of the positive feedback I have received from my clients over the years. Simply stated, I am not a traditional lawyer.  I do not go to court.  Too often the courts are places of injustice.  Therefore, my focus is on helping people resolve their problems outside of court.  While I always maintain a professional relationship, I care about my clients and the clients are treated with respect, understanding and compassion of their situation.

Some things my clients will experience with me:

(1)  The lines of communication are always open – I answer my phone from 10:00 am up until 9:00 pm and can receive emails at any time.  If I am not immediately available, I return calls/messages within 24-48 hours in most cases.

(2)  There are never any hidden fees.  I don’t focus on billable hours or charge by the word.  There are no unexpected surprise legal bills.  I work on a flat fee basis per project and my clients know upfront what my fees will be before I start.  I try to keep the fees reasonable and affordable.

(3)  What I can and cannot do – I am not a miracle worker and my law degree did not confer any special powers upon me.  I cannot make your problems go away with a wave of a magic wand.  But what I can promise my clients that they will get someone who will take the time to listen to their issues non-judgmentally, treat them with courtesy, and do the work that I am hired to do in a reasonably prompt manner.  I am a champion for my clients and will use my best efforts to attain the best possible results.