Rachel Saimons focuses her practice on Native American Affairs. Ms. Saimons has represented tribes and tribal entities in litigation before state and federal courts in a variety of matters, including employment disputes, water issues, defending tribes and tribal officials against allegations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and disputes with municipalities. She has also advised tribes on treaty-rights issues and compliance with state and local laws.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Saimons was employed by a small general practice firm, where her work included representing employers in labor and employment litigation, environmental and land use litigation, zoning and permitting issues, and criminal prosecution.
During law school, Ms. Saimons served as Managing Editor of the Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. She also served as an extern for the Labor & Employment Division of the Seattle City Attorney’s Office and as a summer intern in the Flagstaff, Arizona office of DNA People’s Legal Services, a nonprofit legal aid organization that provides free civil legal assistance, advice and representation in U.S. and tribal courts.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Saimons worked as a Project Coordinator for a consulting firm specializing in construction defects.
Insights View All
University of Washington School of Law, J.D. (2013)
Western Washington University, B.A., Sociology, Minor in French (2008)
Washington State Courts
U.S. District Court - Western District of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Board of Directors, Purrfect Pals
Volunteer Attorney, Disability Rights Washington
Board of Directors, Yakima Humane Society (2014-2015)
While we are pleased to have you contact us by telephone, surface mail, electronic mail, or by facsimile transmission, contacting Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP or any of its attorneys does not create an attorney-client relationship. The formation of an attorney-client relationship requires consideration of multiple factors, including possible conflicts of interest. An attorney-client relationship is formed only when both you and the Firm have agreed to proceed with a defined engagement.
DO NOT CONVEY TO US ANY INFORMATION YOU REGARD AS CONFIDENTIAL UNTIL A FORMAL CLIENT-ATTORNEY RELATIONSHIP HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED.
If you do convey information, you recognize that we may review and disclose the information, and you agree that even if you regard the information as highly confidential and even if it is transmitted in a good faith effort to retain us, such a review does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could be used against you.