Attorney Rachel K. Lozosky of Peacock Keller in Washington, Pa., has focused her recent community service efforts on educating local high school students. In February 2011, Lozosky served on the Zonta Club of Washington County’s Amelia Earhart Dinner Committee and helped to organize its annual event. A worldwide service organization focused on making a difference in the lives of women, the Club honors the community service accomplishments of 15 outstanding female high school juniors. During the dinner, Lozosky served as master of ceremonies and delivered a speech titled, “What is Zonta?,” to attendees in order to educate them about the women-focused service, education and advocacy organization, encouraging them to become future members and business leaders.
On May 3, 2011, Lozosky traveled to her alma mater, Bethlehem-Center High School in Fredericktown, Pa., to teach high school seniors about their rights and responsibilities as adults as part of the “Turning 18: Legal Issues in the Real World” program presented by the Washington County Bar Association. Through the “Turning 18: Legal Issues in the Real World” program, members of the bar educate young adults about the privileges and responsibilities associated with turning 18-years-old. Topics include earning and spending money; contracts and transactions; housing; marriage, children and divorce; crimes and the penal system; and voting and selective service registration.
"The significance of education and the importance of service to others were instilled in me by my family from an early age, so I find it very rewarding to share in Peacock Keller's commitment to those same values,” said Lozosky. “As my practice focuses primarily upon school law, I am grateful for opportunities to be of additional service to the education community beyond my daily work. I truly enjoy every minute spent reaching out to students, as they are the most important reason for the efforts of those of us who work in any facet of education."
Lozosky joined Peacock Keller in 2008. She concentrates her practice in school law, counseling and representing school districts throughout Western Pennsylvania on all legal matters relating to public education. Lozosky also counsels and represents Peacock Keller clients in a wide range of employment matters, including employment discrimination, non-compete agreements and wrongful discharge. Prior to joining Peacock Keller, Lozosky was an associate attorney with a Charleroi, Pa., law firm where she focused on general and business litigation.
The president of the Washington County Chapter of Zonta International, Lozosky also sits on the organization’s board of directors. She is the Service Chair of The Rotary Club of Washington, Pa., and she is certified by the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh as a catechist (CCD instructor). Lozosky has served as a CCD instructor for kindergarten and first grade students and is a lector at her church. She is also a mentor to a Washington & Jefferson College undergraduate student through the college’s Office of Alumni Relations Alumni Mentor Program.
Lozosky is a cum laude graduate of Washington & Jefferson College. She earned her juris doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where she was a Phi Alpha Delta international legal fraternity member and participated in moot court competitions.