Rachel O’Donnell






University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., Advocacy Skills Certificate, Top 15%

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., Honors Program, Legal Studies and Psychology, Criminal Justice Certificate, Summa Cum Laude

My Biography

Rachel O’Donnell is an attorney focusing on civil litigation. After spending several years on the defense side, Rachel could not wait to join the Plaintiff’s side to fight for her clients. Her goal is for her clients to get the zealous advocacy they deserve while striving for justice.

Ms. O’Donnell was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated summa cum laude from the L&S Honors Program. After, she attended the University of Kansas School of Law and graduated in the top 15% of her law school class. She now lives in Olathe, KS with her husband, Colin, her two dogs, and her cat.

Memberships & Affiliations


  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri


  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)
  • Missouri Bar Association

  • Topeka Bar Association

Honors & Recognitions

Irene B. Katele Outstanding Student Award, UW Madison

Kansas Women Attorneys Association Scholarship Recipient

Best Oral Advocate, KU In-House Moot Court Competition

Best Brief Award, KU In-House Moot Court Competition

Kansas Law Review, Volumes 69 & 70

Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition Semi-Finalist

Chief Justice of KU Moot Court Counsel