New Associate Rachele Van Arsdale Joins The Firm

PRESS RELEASE: 3/21/13

The Manhattan law firm of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., is pleased to announce that RACHELE VAN ARSDALE has joined the firm as an associate. Ms. Van Arsdale is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law, receiving her Juris Doctor in 2012, and is admitted to the bar in the state of New York as well as the state of New Jersey.

While in law school Ms. Van Arsdale was awarded the Dean's Pro Bono Publico Award for her extensive volunteer work providing legal counsel to those unable to afford representation. For involvement throughout law school with teens at the Camden County Juvenile Detention Center, Ms. Van Arsdale was awarded the Herb and Tricia Hinkle Award at graduation for her work educating the youth of Camden, New Jersey, on various legal matters.

Ms. Van Arsdale has worked with Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., as an intern since 2011 and as a legal assistant since graduating law school up to her admission to the bar in the state of New York. She has become an integral part of all aspects of the firm's practice.

Ms. Van Arsdale is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York City Trial Lawyers Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association.

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