Rachel Placitella, Senior Vice President

PlacitellaFor being one of the top 100 trial lawyers in America, Rachel Placitella is really quite modest and shy. Rachel loves being married to Chris. She loves being mom and now friend to/with her children Justin, Jared, and Jennarose. The successes that she and Chris each had in the practice of law allowed them to change course several years back, so that they could practice together. It truly has become a family affair as one son practices with them in their Philadelphia office and another son is an Assistant Prosecutor in Passaic County. The pup, Sandy, is a fixture in their Red Bank office. Their daughter chose to forge a different path and works in Washington, DC. I asked Rachel what she did for fun, and she stared at me. I do remember being a trial lawyer. A good lawyer gets so caught up in taking good care of clients that fun is an often rarely existent word in the daily vocabulary. Running and tennis are her pass the time passions. Rachel is honored to get back into service at MRT and looks forward to our growth; to our future. As I tried to ask her the next questions, she changed the subject so we could start planning the rummage sale.

By Rabbi Marc Kline