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Rachel Shinville

Rachel Shinville

DUI / DWI Lawyer
Reynolds Defense Firm
Portland, OR
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About Rachel Shinville

Attorney Biography

Rachel's deep commitment to justice and compassion stems from her upbringing in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Raised by academically immersed parents, she developed strong values of empathy, fairness, and learning. These principles guided her into a legal career, where her ability to connect with clients and understand their needs sets her apart.

Starting as a legal assistant in Chicago, Rachel grasped the importance of attorney-legal assistant collaboration. Transitioning to law studies, her initial years in public defense highlighted the profound impact of arrests on lives. She recognized that most individuals in the criminal system face underlying issues that align with the Reynolds Defense Firm's philosophy.

With an academic foundation in English & Philosophy, Rachel excels in storytelling and connecting on a personal level. Her compassionate approach to law, characterized by curiosity and empathy, garners her reputation for reliability and fairness. Beyond her legal pursuits, she enjoys gardening, art, and draws from her experience as a pastry chef to enhance her well-rounded personality.

Practice Areas

DUI / DWI (90%)
Criminal Defense (10%)


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Bar Licenses

Oregon State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

SBH Legal
Associate Attorney

Metropolitan Public Defender
Staff Attorney

Federal Public Defender
Law Clerk

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Lewis and Clark Law School
Lewis and Clark Law School
Juris Doctorate

Valparaiso University
Valparaiso University
Bachelor of Arts

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Awards & Honors

Paul F. Phipps Award for Excellence in Literature and Language
Valparaiso University

College of Arts & Sciences Award

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Rachel Shinville
Reynolds Defense Firm
4614 S. Kelly Ave
Portland, OR 97239
Office: 503-223-3422

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