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Rachel Shannon Brown

Staff Attorney, Elder Unit

J.D., Boston College Law School (2004)
B.A., Linguistics & Cognitive Science (magna cum laude), Brandeis University (2001) 


Rachel Shannon Brown worked at Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts for over five years before the program joined with Western Massachusetts Legal Services to form Community Legal Aid in 2011. Rachel is a Staff Attorney in the Elder Unit, where she handles Medicare, housing, and public benefits cases, among other elder law issues. Rachel is active in CLA's Diversity and Equity Committee and is a member of the Worcester County Bar Association. Before coming to LACCM, Rachel was a law clerk at Greater Boston Legal Services, where she worked on a class action lawsuit against the MBTA under the Americans with Disabilities Act and represented clients in MassHealth and Medicare matters. Rachel also interned at Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services (now Prisoners’ Legal Services), the Boston Medical Center Domestic Violence Project, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the City Attorney Prosecutor’s office in Columbus, Ohio. Rachel is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and the U.S. District of Massachusetts.