Rachel Timmins

Rachel Timmins





Services & Industries


J.D., cum laude, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2021
B.B.A., University of New Mexico, 2016

Bar & Court Admissions

Oregon State Bar
Washington State Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Oregon

Rachel is an associate in Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. She represents employers in a variety of employment-related disputes including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leave issues, disability issues, and wage and hour claims. Rachel also represents clients in labor matters both in front of the NLRB and the Oregon Employee Relations Board, and at the table negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Rachel is known for her light-hearted and positive personality and her ability to quickly engage with and understand a client’s business, enabling her to offer tailored advice and solutions.  

Before joining Tonkon Torp, Rachel was an attorney with Ogletree Deakins. During law school, Rachel served as a judicial extern with the Hon. Stacie F. Beckerman at the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. She also interned at adidas. Rachel is a cum laude graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, where she was lead article editor at the Lewis & Clark Law Review.

Outside of work, Rachel enjoys hiking with her dog Lupin, reading historical fiction, and watching The Great British Bake Off while attempting to recreate its delicious recipes.

Community Involvement & Activities

Professional Memberships

Multnomah Bar Association

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Board Member

Oregon Women Lawyers

Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment Group Welcomes Rachel Timmins

Tonkon Torp LLP is pleased to welcome associate Rachel Timmins to its Labor & Employment Practice Group.

FTC Publishes Rule to Ban Most Noncompete Agreements

By Matt Heldt and Rachel Timmins – The Federal Trade Commission released its long-awaited rule prohibiting most employers from enforcing or entering into noncompetition agreements with workers, including independent contractors. Historically, legislation around noncompetes has been left up to individual states. This new federal rule, if implemented, would mark a stark change in how employers and employees can contract to prepare for an employee’s separation.

Oregon Legislature Makes Significant Changes to OFLA and PLO

By Rachel Timmins – The Oregon Legislature recently passed legislation that eliminates many redundancies between Paid Leave Oregon (PLO) and Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA). These changes will help many employers breathe a sigh of relief. Since the implementation of PLO in September 2023, employers have struggled with inconsistencies and conflicting rules between PLO and the state’s unpaid family leave program, OFLA.

Publications & Presentations

“Oregon Legislature Makes Significant Changes to OFLA and PLO,” Tonkon Torp Legal Update, March 2024