the Bar No.
Rachel Z. Hunter
WSBA No. 42431
room. I conducted the entire trial with my left hand wrapped in gauze
and my index finger stuck in a straight, pointing position by a splint.
Luckily, I forgot about the pain of my throbbing finger when the jury
announced that I prevailed at the trial.
The best advice I have for new lawyers is to not be afraid to ask questions of your colleagues, to recognize that there is always more to know
about the law, and to treat each experience, negative and positive, as a
learning moment in your career.
If I was planning a road trip, I would travel along the Pacific Northwest
coast or head to the ski slopes in Whistler.
My greatest talent as a lawyer is recognizing that
there are multiple sides to every situation.
In my practice/life, I work on maintaining my integrity and being respected by the courts and colleagues
on both sides of the bench.
If I was not practicing law, my dream job would be a professional
dancer. I grew up dancing and took lessons for over 20 years.
My first car was a red Volkswagen Cabriolet, which was perfect for
parallel parking around the University of Washington.
If $100,000 fell into my lap, I would pay off my ever-expanding law
During my free time, I enjoy taking my one-year-old
Vizsla, Scout, to the dog park.
I regret not vigorously applying sunscreen and avoiding sun exposure in my youth as I had a bout with skin cancer two years ago.
Nobody would ever suspect that I grew up fishing
and hunting with my family. I enjoy grouse hunting
and I am working on training my dog to bird hunt.
My current celebrity crush is Ryan Reynolds — good-looking with a
sense of humor is a great combination.
If I could pick a superpower, it
would be to have the ability to
teleport myself to Australia to visit
my sister who lives there.
Friends would describe me as genuine, thoughtful, kind, organized,
social, level-headed, and a person with
an overall positive outlook on life.
One of the greatest moments in my
legal career was when I successfully
prosecuted an Assault in the Fourth
Degree—Domestic Violence case in
which the victim was unavailable by
obtaining a conviction based only on
the photos and 911 call recording.
My professional routines include
practicing my oral arguments out loud
An embarrassing story that
happened to me while practicing occurred during my second jury trial. I
sliced my finger open with an X-Acto
knife while making exhibits for trial
and had to go to the emergency
My name is Rachel Hunter and I
am a prosecutor with the Law Offices
of Zachor and Thomas, Inc., P.S. My
firm handles criminal misdemeanor
prosecution for nine cities in Snohomish County and I am the primary prosecutor for the City of Edmonds. I am
a proud graduate of the University of
Washington, and Thomas M. Cooley
Law School in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
I enjoy outdoor activities, exploring
new places, and spending time with
friends, family, and my energetic Vizsla
The hardest part of my job is the
amount of discretion and decision-making associated with criminal
prosecution as the case disposition
needs to be appropriate and just, and it
can have a significant impact on one’s
liberty and life.
If I got free tickets to an event, I
would want to see the Seahawks if
they were playing in the Super Bowl.
Or the Grammys.