Rachel M. Yazbeck grew up in the Covington area and attended St. Scholastica Academy for high school.? Ms. Yazbeck went to Louisiana State University for her bachelor?s degree and pursued her law degree at Mississippi College School of Law graduating in May of 2007. While in Law School Ms. Yazbeck was awarded the Law School Deans List, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, American Jurisprudence (best paper) Award in Louisiana Civil Procedure, Advocacy Award, 2006, and the John M. Collette Scholarship, 2007.
While in law school, Ms. Yazbeck worked as a Law Clerk for Farmer and Burns, LLP and Stevens and Ward, P.A. Ms. Yazbeck was also admitted to limited practice as a Legal Extern with the Hinds County Prosecutor?s Office. Additionally, Ms. Yazbeck worked for the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance to assist in the creation of an Immigration Law booklet for the Mississippi Bar Foundation through the IOLTA grant program.
Upon graduation Ms. Yazbeck began her practice with her father Stephen Yazbeck, Esq. primarily in the field of criminal law. Later, Ms. Yazbeck worked for the Law Office of James A. Williams, handling many criminal trials. In 2009, Ms. Yazbeck created her own firm and had a successful practice for the last decade.
Throughout her career, Ms. Yazbeck has developed a reputation as a fierce critic of social and legal injustice. This drive has compelled her to accept numerous difficult criminal cases with many resulting in acquittals, dismissals or exceptional plea bargains. Through hard work and dedication, Ms. Yazbeck developed a reputation for honesty, aggressiveness and fairness.
Ms. Yazbeck is a founding partner in Shah, Yazbeck, and Almerico, LLP.? Ms. Yazbeck is an experienced trial attorney, who takes client cases seriously and handles them with?professional?efficiency. She understands that you rely on her?knowledge?and expertise in dealing with your criminal or personal injury matter and will make sure your questions are answered while keeping you fully informed every step of the way.
Ms. Yazbeck is admitted to practice in all in al Louisiana State Courts and in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Ms. Yazbeck is an active member in the following professional associations: