Rachel E. Jeanes

Attorney at Law

Rachel shares her time between Horn Williamson’s construction and commercial litigation practice areas.  She works with many of our Construction Defect clients, assisting with fact development, observing destructive testing, conducting discovery, and drafting notices and pleadings.  Rachel also works closely with Peggy Underwood assisting with commercial matters involving lien disputes, change orders, and toxic tort claims.

Known for being patient and approachable, Rachel looks forward to in-person client meetings and group presentations.  Rachel receives strong praise from the many township officials she interacts with throughout Southeastern, Pennsylvania.  Through her work at the Elon University School of Law Elder Law Clinic, Rachel has gained a deep understanding of the legal issues that many low-income elderly adults face.

Some of Rachel’s successes include:

  • Successfully argued before the Social Security Administration that an elderly client had accurately reported her part-time income to the Social Security Administration in a timely manner and that the client would have been eligible to collect early retirement benefits, during a period of “overpayment” by the agency. Ultimately, the local Social Security office agreed to treat the debt as uncollectable, saving the client’s only source of income and her home.
  • Successfully recovered funds improperly held in escrow in a breach of contract matter.

Rachel has volunteered for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Legal Line and Wills for Heroes—preparing wills, living wills and powers of attorney for Philadelphia area first responders and their families.  In her spare time, Rachel is a barre class enthusiast.

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Elon University School of Law, J.D., 2014, participant in the Elder Law Clinic

Lehigh University, B.A., 2011

Professional Associations

Philadelphia Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

American Bar Association

National Association of Women in Construction, Philadelphia Chapter