Rachel Simons | Delfino Madden

Rachel E. Simons


Delfino Madden   Delfino Madden 

Tori Ho

Practice Areas

Employment Law

Rachel has experience in a variety of labor and employment law matters, in both federal and state court. 

She has handled all aspects of pre-litigation and litigation, including client counseling on various employment issues, drafting and answering pleadings, issuing and responding to written discovery, making and opposing motions, conducting and analyzing legal research, and preparing for both deposition and trial testimony.  In her experience, she has successfully had claims dismissed in federal court, initiated Cross-Complaints in state court, and prepared for other claims compelled to private arbitration and mediation.  Rachel’s attention to detail, along with her skill at addressing the variety of concerns raised by clients, helps provide successful representation of employers.

At McGeorge School of Law, Rachel graduated second in her class, earning her Juris Doctorate with Great Distinction.  She received a Capital Lawyering concentration and was on the Dean’s List each year.  She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Traynor Society.  She attended undergrad at San Diego State University, double-majoring in Journalism and Political Science.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Rachel worked in and around the California State Assembly for over five years, where she gained immeasurable legislative and political experience.

  • Successfully defended two plaintiffs against three motions to dismiss in federal court, in an action against a municipality for racial discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to prevent the same, and other claims
  • Successfully propounded a motion to dismiss on behalf of a correctional officer being sued civilly in federal court for civil rights violations
  • Provided ongoing general and COVID-specific employment advice to multiple California employers of various sizes, including 500+ employees
  • Drafted and updated various employment-related handbooks and onboarding documents for multiple California employers
  • Helped successfully defend an employer against allegations of elder abuse, breach of contract, and other causes of action in a three-day arbitration

Professional, Community and Pro Bono Involvement

  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Member, The Roger Traynor Honor Society
  • Member, Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association


  • J.D. with great distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2018
  • B.A., with distinction, Journalism, San Diego State University, 2008
  • B.A., Political Science, San Diego State University, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2018

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California

Speaking Engagements/Events


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