Raquel Arellano was drawn to the law like a moth to a flame. Her early experiences with indifferent attorneys just doing whatever was easiest to get the case file off of their desks fueled in Raquel a desire to look out for people’s best interests, especially those of children.
She passionately supports any and all causes related to children’s well-being. Raquel believes that young people need help to become the best they can be, which to her translates to allowing them access to every opportunity regardless of background or economic status. “Children come into this world not choosing their own environment,” she says.
Raquel was raised by a strict single mother in Mission, a small Texas border town butted up against Reynosa, Tamaulipas. She looks up to her mom who raised children and created her own company despite never earning a college degree. Raquel expresses that though she grew up without a father, her many uncles were always eager to step up for school events and to offer advice. Spanish is Raquel’s mother tongue, which eradicates many language barriers with the firm’s clients.
As one of the newest members of the Parker Law Firm team, Raquel was excited to begin as a legal assistant after earning a Political Science in Law degree from Texas Wesleyan University.
With her love of cinema and self-proclaimed prowess for reviewing movies, in another life, Raquel may have been the next Siskel or Ebert. Given the vibrant culture and mix of backgrounds that Raquel has experienced, she could easily star as the lead role in her own motion picture.