Staff Attorney, Elder Unit
J.D., Boston College Law School (2004)
B.A., Linguistics & Cognitive Science (magna cum laude), Brandeis University (2001)
Rachel Shannon Brown worked at Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts for over 5 years before the program joined with Western Massachusetts Legal Services to form Community Legal Aid in 2011. Rachel is a Staff Attorney in the Elder Unit, where she handles Medicare and disability rights issues, among other elder law issues. Rachel is active in CLA's Community Lawyering group and Litigation Support Team, and is a member of the Worcester County Bar Association’s Committee on Services to the Poor & Homeless as well as the City of Worcester Commission on Disabilities. Before coming to LACCM, Rachel was a legal advocate and law clerk at Greater Boston Legal Services, where she worked on a class action lawsuit against the MBTA under the Americans with Disabilities Act and represented clients in MassHealth and Medicare matters. Rachel also interned at Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services, the Boston Medical Center Domestic Violence Project, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the City Attorney Prosecutor’s office in Columbus, Ohio. Rachel is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and the U.S. District of Massachusetts.