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  • The Minimalist Lawyer - Rachel Kugel, Esq.
  • Tracy Freese
  • minimalist livingTracy Freese
The Minimalist Lawyer - Rachel Kugel, Esq.

 A man phones a lawyer and asks, "How much would you charge for just answering three simple questions?"
        The lawyer replies, "A thousand dollars."
        "A thousand dollars!" exclaims the man. "That's very expensive isn't it?"
        "It certainly is," says the lawyer. "Now, what's your third question?"


After working in corporate finance for a decade, I have had my fair share of dealings with attorneys. Obscene bills, double talk, and a general lack of accountability - I rarely found one I loved to work with. Finance and law go hand-in-hand. Two industries responsible for billions (if not trillions) of consumer and government dollars annually. From ambulance chasers, to the attorney that continued receiving his mother's social security ten years after her death to the attorneys taking 40 and 50% of wrongful death settlements, the general consensus is that lawyers are uncaring and greedy. Of course, an entire profession shouldn't be thrown under the bus, but as with any common theme - there is probably a degree of underlying truth.

So when I met, Rachel Kugel, Esq. I was shocked when she used words like "no judgement" and "great customer service" to describe her practice. Rachel is a DUI/DWI defense attorney serving both New York and New Jersey citizens. Having defended hundreds of people on charges related to driving under the influence, it's no wonder that when the media needs an expert they call her. Rachel is a regular guest on CNN, FOX News, CourtTV, MSNBC, The O'Reilly Factor, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, and many others.

We don't judge you, don't lecture you, we defend you. We have a holistic approach to the practice of law. No hourly billing, great customer service, true caring during your time of need. People think they will never have a need for a criminal defense lawyer but the truth is most of our clients are "nice, normal, regular, people" with good jobs, good families. Anyone can find themselves in trouble with the law even for offenses that were once relatively minor, like drinking and driving. It affects people from all walks of like and with the decrease in the legal limit many people who just had a glass or two of wine at dinner that feel and look ok can still end up charged with DWI.

Beyond her charismatic television persona, Ms. Kugel gives a true impression of kindness toward clients. Given the nature of drinking violations, many clients turn to Rachel in a deep time of need. With emotions running high, Rachel and her team still focus on customer service and a fair pricing structure. As all minimalists do, I applaud any professional willing to put ethics in front of profits. Kudos to Rachel Kugel, Esq. - Home of Wealth officially inducts you into our Certified Partner Network!

  • Tracy Freese
  • minimalist livingTracy Freese