Mortgage Banking/General Litigation
Orange County, CA
Rachel Halbasch graduated from the University of Redlands in 2001 with a B.A. in Government. She obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2004.
After law school, Rachel joined Murtaugh, Meyer, Nelson & Treglia LLP where she represented design professionals and corporations in construction, real estate, and personal injury litigation matters. Rachel also gained experience in trademark registration, trusts and estates, and business transactions. At Murtaugh, Rachel handled cases from pre-litigation, all aspects of litigation through trial, including taking and defending numerous depositions and attending mediations. Rachel also organized the firm’s charity involvement and handled pro bono matters.
In 2007, Rachel joined Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith’s Orange County office as an associate in the Professional Liability Group. At Lewis Brisbois, Rachel’s practice focused on defending real estate and insurance brokers, professional malpractice matters, business litigation, and personal injury matters. Rachel was the primary associate on numerous cases simultaneously, and handled cases from pre-litigation through mediation and trial. Rachel has drafted and argued numerous motions including demurrers and motions to strike, discovery motions, and motions for summary judgment. Rachel has also handled all aspects of discovery including depositions, and has prepared many cases for trial up through pre-trial motions and jury instructions, and participated in two trials in Los Angeles.
Rachel then joined Wolfe & Wyman LLP in 2011 where she practiced mortgage banking litigation. Rachel’s practice included defending national financial institutions and loan servicing companies in real property matters, foreclosure actions, and title disputes. Rachel also handled lender liability defense matters including loan origination, wrongful foreclosure, credit and unfair debt collection matters.
In addition to her legal work, Rachel is an avid reader, knitter and hiker. Rachel is admitted in California and Kentucky.