Rachael Seevers joined Disability Rights Washington (DRW) as a staff attorney in 2013. Prior to coming to DRW, Rachael worked as an attorney in New York, with the Special Litigation and Appeals Unit of Mental Hygiene Legal Service, a public interest legal organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of people with mental illness. Rachael’s work at MHLS ranged from individual appeals concerning involuntary commitment and medication, to civil rights litigation relating to the provision of care for people with mental illness. In New York, Rachael also worked as an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School, teaching legal writing and lawyering skills to first year law students. Rachael graduated cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 2006, where she was an Edward J. Sparer Public Interest Fellow and an Executive Articles Editor for the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Wesleyan University in 2001.