J.D. (cum laude), Boston College (1985)
M.A., Spanish, Middlebury College (1979)
B.A., Spanish & Political Science (cum laude), Brandeis University (1978)
Faye B. Rachlin has been a legal aid lawyer for over 25 years, specializing in eviction defense, protection of rent subsidies, and access to homeless shelter programs. Faye has extensive litigation experience, including winning several appeals in the Massachusetts Appeals Court and arguing two cases before the Supreme Judicial Court. In 2002, Faye received the Boston College Law School Judge David Nelson Public Interest Award in honor of her work in public service. In 2008, Faye was honored with the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Legal Services Award, which is given each year to a lawyer who has made a particularly significant or meaningful contribution to the provision of low-income legal services. Faye has served on the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission’s Housing Court subcommittee, the statewide Tenancy Preservation Program Advisory Board, and several Housing Court bench-bar committees. She has conducted numerous trainings on landlord-tenant law, published several articles on tenants’ rights and the effects of criminal conduct in the housing context, and taught civil rights litigation as an adjunct professor at Western New England University School of Law. Faye is fluent in Spanish and English. She is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and the U.S. District of Massachusetts.