Rachelle Gonzales – Firm Administrator and Paralegal
Hello, my name is Rachelle Gonzales. I am Right Law Group’s Firm Administrator and Paralegal which means I am in charge of making sure our clients get the absolute best client care possible from our firm’s staff while our attorneys kick butt in court. Because our attorneys work hard in court to make sure our clients get the best representation possible, I spend a lot of time doing the behind the scenes work to help our attorneys and our clients. What I love most about our firm is that we take a team approach. Our clients do not just have one attorney handling their case. They have the backing of an entire team of legal help including 2 attorneys, myself as a paralegal, and our legal assistants. Because I work so closely with our clients, let me tell you a little bit about who I am so that you will know who you have in your corner if you become our client.
I am 47 years old, married, have 2 amazing kids – one son and one daughter – along with 3 awesome grandbabies. I love being with my family as much as possible which is why I love working at Right Law Group because the flexibility allows me to be with my family as much as I want. I love camping, fishing, and traveling. I was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado, and I still live in Pueblo today. What some people don’t know about me is that I am the keyboard player in the Grupo Mezcla/Mixed Emotions band that my husband started. He has been in a band for many years, so he decided one day to teach me keyboards so that we could do it together, and now we perform regularly from Pueblo to Denver.
After my daughter graduated high school, she asked me if I wanted to go back to school with her in order to get my Bachelor’s Degree since I had put that part of my career on hold to focus on my family. My first response was “Hell no!” because it had been years since I was in school. However, the very next day I found myself enrolling. I graduated in May 2020 with my bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminology and a minor in History which later opened up the doors for the opportunity to join Right Law Group in a management role. I am so thankful my daughter convinced me to go back to school with her!
While I love helping our clients now, I did not start out working in criminal defense. In fact, most of my background has been in law enforcement, government, and prosecution, but I have always enjoyed helping others in any role. That is where I get the most satisfaction. After graduating high school, I started working at the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office. In January of 1996 I was hired full time with the Pueblo County District Attorney’s Office and remained there for a year before going back to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office for 5 years. During that time, I also worked as a temporary employee at the Pueblo Police Department. In December of 2001 I took on more responsibilities as I started with the Pueblo County Treasurer’s Office as the Administrative Assistant. While I was very good in my position at the Treasurer’s Office, I found that I missed helping people who were going through difficult situations, so I went back to the District Attorney’s Office in 2006. I recently retired from Pueblo County in July 2020 so that I could help people even more than I previously could at the District Attorney’s Office.
I love being able to help others who are dealing with criminal charges because as we all know, mistakes happen, and we are all here to help you with these difficult situations. With my background in law enforcement and prosecution work, I am able to help our clients even more because of the knowledge I have gained over the years. I know how the State and police operate, and I use that understanding to better help our clients. As Right Law Group’s Firm Administrator and head Paralegal, I promise to work hard for you when those hard times happen to help you get through it and back on the right path.
If you ever need anything at all, I am here for you. Thank you so much for considering Right Law Group as the firm to help you through what you are facing.
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