Rachel Hazelet


Rachel Hazelet is a 2018 graduate, cum laude, of Case Western Reserve School of Law, where she received various awards for her legal writing, including CALI awards for the top grade in both of CWRU’s required legal-writing courses, and the Sindell Torts Prize. She also won the Harry A. and Susan Blachman award for her essay on local-government reform, a CALI award and the Samuel Archie Award for Excellence in Client Relations for her work in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic, and she served as the Executive Copy Editor for the Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine.

During her time working as a certified legal intern in the Kramer Clinic, Rachel drafted successful motions and briefs, and argued before the Eighth District Court of Appeals. She also worked as a law clerk for Elfvin, Klingshirn, Royer, & Torch, LLC and Rutter & Russin, LLC in Cleveland, Ohio.

Rachel has continued to excel in representing clients at the Pattakos Law Firm, having drafted successful motions and briefs on substantial issues and appeals in contentious high-profile cases, including Williams v. Kisling Nestico & Redick (Summit C.P. No. CV-2016-09-3928), Parra v. Jackson (2021-Ohio-1188), and State v. Elko (2020-Ohio-4466).

Before law school, Rachel earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Indiana University in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and worked for several years as a licensed pharmacy technician. She enjoys yoga, attending concerts, and spending time with her friends and family.