Rachael Rollins is a professional lawyer and politician from the United States of America. She works as a district attorney in Massachusetts, for Suffolk County. This county complies with municipalities such as Boston, Winthrop, Chelsea, and Revere. President Joe Biden elected Rachael Rollins for her position of United States attorney for the Massachusetts district in July 2021. Rollins made history as the first woman of color to hold the office of Suffolk County as a district attorney.
She works as an advocate for criminal justice reform. On 13th December 2021, Rachael became the first black woman to be the elected US Attorney for the state of Massachusetts. The Senate confirmed her last week after president Kamala Harris broke the senate tie by voting in her favour. Rachael will be a successor to Andrew E. Lellings, who resigned from the position in early 2021.
Rachael Rollins was born in Boston on March 3, 1971, while she lived her early years in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Rachael belongs to a large multi-ethnic family. Her parents met briefly after the United States government ruled its decision in Loving v. Virginia. This law prohibited their citizens from marrying into an interracial marriage. By that time, her father had just returned from Vietnam, and he was living with his family on Ethel Street in Roslindale.
Her father is a second-generation Irish American who has worked as a teacher. Rollins’s mother was a nursing student who graduated from Boston University and a first-generation American. While her maternal grandmother hailed from Barbados. Her parents were married and resided in Harlem Street in Dorchester. They had five children, Rachael being the oldest. Rachael went to Buckingham Browne and Nichols school.
For higher education, she attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst through her lacrosse scholarship, from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and African American studies, in 1994. For her law degree, she went to the northeastern university school of law. Where she served as the first legal intern in the history of the national basketball player association and interned with the USA district court judge Robert E. Keaton. After graduating from northeastern university in 1997, she attended the Georgetown university law centre, where she got her master’s in labour and unemployment law and graduated in 1999. While there she worked for the national football players association.
Rachael Rollins Career
Rachael Rollin first began her career in law by working for Judge Fredrick Brown as an intern. In the Massachusetts appeals court from 1997 to 1998. From 1999 to 2002, Rachael was the field attorney for the national labour relation board. She was the attorney at the Bingham McCutchen LLP from 2002 to 2006. From 2011 to 2013 she was the general counsel to the Massachusetts Department of transportation. From 2012 to 2013, she served for the Massachusetts bay transportation authority.
Rachael served as the chief counsel of the Massachusetts port authority, from the years 2013 to 2015. In her District Attorney election campaign, Rachael took an oath to decriminalize low-level crimes such as drug possession, shoplifting, malicious destruction of property, drug dealing, driving with a revoked or suspended license, and resisting arrest charges, etc. On September 4, 2018, she defeated four other candidates, and then she won the general elections held on Nov 6, 2018, with 80% of the votes against her competitor Michael P. Mahoney. On January 2, 2019, She took office.
US Attorney election
In July 2021, President Joe Biden elected Rollins as the US attorney for the Massachusetts district. She received her fair share of resistance at this point, with US senator Tom Cotton saying he will try to prevent Rachael from being confirmed at the office. Senator Ted Cruz claimed that Rollins will not prosecute certain crimes as she stated. Due to such strong opposition from senator Cotton and senator Cruz, a committee vote to advance Rachael’s nomination was delayed in September 2021. As Cotton needed time to convince his colleagues to oppose Rachael’s election. On September 30th, 2021 the committee ended up having a tie of 11-11 votes. On December 8th, Vice President Kamala Harris, cast a vote on the senator’s motion invoking cloture, which broke the tie and confirmed Rollin’s nomination.
Rachael Rollins Biography
|Rachael Splaine Rollins
|3 March 1971
|Age (as of 2021)
|Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
|in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
|in Kilograms – 76 kg – in Pounds – 167 lbs
|Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
|University of Massachusetts Amherst, Georgetown University Law Center
Rachael Rollins married a decade ago although her husband and she have been separated. Rachael has a 17-year-old daughter from her marriage whose name is Peyton Rollins. She shares her daughter’s custody with her ex-husband after their divorce. Together they have mutually co-parented their daughter and trying to provide the best possible raising.
Rachael Rollins Net Worth
Rachael’s been working in the law and serving the nation for more than two decades now. During this span of years, she has earned quite a hefty amount from her occupation. Although we can’t say for sure how much worth she has been accumulated because no official numbers have been released.
- Rachael’s family originally hailed from Boston. However, later her parents moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts. This was because back in 1969, Boston was having issues accepting an interracial couple in their society.
- Rollins also has custody of her eight-year-old and twelve-year-old nieces.
- Rollins states that she loves to spend her free time from the office with her daughter and nieces.
- Her family has a dog-named Cassius.
- Rachael was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago. Since then she has had numerous surgeries and now, she is completely cured.