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Rachel Rubinstein

Senior Associate

Rachel Rubinstein is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Family Law Group. She graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law and from Tulane University in New Orleans. After working as a language arts teacher in New Orleans, Rachel chose to further her passion for advocating for the rights of children and families by attending law school.

In law school, Rachel worked as a research assistant and was credited on publications related to school-finance law and constitutional rights related to education. Rachel also had the opportunity to advocate for elementary and middle school students through clinical work, leading her to pursue a career in family and child-focused litigation.

Rachel practices law throughout Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. She also volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem through the D.C. Children’s Law Center for qualifying cases, and can be contacted through the Geller Law Group for representation for a child in a custody or divorce matter in the D.C. Superior Court.

Rachel is a native of Newton, Massachusetts and resides in Northeast Washington, D.C. with her husband and very spoiled dog. In her free time, she enjoys running through different DC neighborhoods, and discovering new music and restaurants.

Community Service & Pro Bono

  • The Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch 2024 – Recognized for Family Law
  • Coach for American University, Washington College of Law’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Teams
  • Former Board Member, Women Giving Back
  • Volunteer as GAL (Guardian ad litem), Children’s Law Center
  • Pro bono cases through Legal Services of Northern Virginia and the Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center

Achievements and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2023
  • 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Recognized for High Caliber Work in Family Law
  • 2020 Virginia Business Legal Elite

I would give them a 10* review” Rachel is not only a fierce attorney, but also an amazing human being, her knowledge, and her calm and empathetic demeanor offered me such comfort during the hardest time of my life. From day one she explained everything to me in simple terms and was always quick to respond when I had questions. the peace of mind I have knowing she is fighting for me to reclaim my life and set boundaries so that my son and I can live stress-free lives. She was able to explain all details and aspects of how custody and child support agreement work. She is on top of everything and prepared for anything. Rachel and Veronica, if you happen to be reading this. I am truly grateful for everything you have done and continue to do for me and my son. THANK YOU.


Without hesitation, I highly recommend the Geller Law Group and in particular, the professionalism and knowledge of Rachel Rubinstein. Rachel handled several matters related to family law, child custody and support and I received the highest quality and competency in my representation. The responsiveness, skill and compassion from Rachel was outstanding and feeling like she was really fighting for me was priceless. We won and I couldn't be more relieved and happy. This firm is of the utmost quality and what attorneys should be all about - being the best and having a heart. You won't go wrong.

Janet H.

The Geller Law Group, particularly Rachel Rubinstein, are quite simply the very best attorneys on the east coast. I’ve worked with other attorneys in the past and NEVER have I seen the responsiveness, knowledge and caring from them that I received from Rachel and Laurie. I really needed someone to guide me through some very difficult and emotional times for child custody and support and Rachel was my rock. She was very prepared, confident and represented my interests and that of my child with excellence, compassion and determination and we won. The whole staff is professional and kind and I highly recommend Rachel and the Geller Law Group. You will be in very good, competent hands.

Baseball mom 1221

I have nothing but great things to say about the Geller Law Group, specifically Rachel Rubinstein. Rachel helped me with a child custody matter. From day one, Rachel was quick to respond to emails, kept me the loop with all communications with the opposing attorney, offered excellent advice, and was very honest with how she thought we should proceed. In addition, Geller’s pricing was comparable to most firms in the DMV. Overall, I had a great experience working with Rachel. Plus, in the end, her hard work paid off because we won. I pray I never need an attorney again, but if I do, my first call will be to Rachel at the Geller Law Group. Thank you for everything, Rachel!


Laurie Forbes Neff was absolutely brilliant in how she handled my divorce. Rachel Rubenstein was fantastic in her support and preparation, as well as her clear and concise presentation to the court. I can not offer a stronger recommendation, they were simply fantastic!

Jennifer L.

I used The Gellar Law group for my year long divorce and custody battle and wouldn't have gone with any other group. Maria and Rachel were really wonderful to work with. They always responded quickly to any questions or concerns I had, were supportive and helpful when I got nervous or anxious, and after understanding my financial situation, worked with me on payment plans and were able to offer discounts. You can tell that they are both passionate about the work they do and want what's best for their clients. I'm really appreciative of all the time and energy they put into my trial and will miss communicating with them on a frequent basis :) If I happen to come across another legal situation (hopefully I never do!) I wouldn't think twice about calling up Maria and Rachel for support. They are the best!

Molly I.

Stephanie Sauer and Rachel Rubinstein were critical in helping me secure full child custody and child support over the last 18-months. They are ultra responsive and never waiver trying to get exactly what you requested. They do not cut corners and you'll enjoy a very firm relationship. They worked wonders in a case that was far from normal. Everything is easy to work with at the Geller Law Group.

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