Rachel Dollar


Smith Dollar PC

Financial Services & Business Litigation

Contact Information

Tel: (707) 522-1100 Ext: 1108
Email: rdollar@smithdollar.com

418 B Street, Fourth Floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Professional  Information

Bar Admissions

All California State Courts including California Supreme Court
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
United States District Court, District of Colorado
Multiple state and federal pro hac vice admissions

Associations & Memberships

• International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators
• Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
• Media Committee, CMB Society, 2008-2009
• Quality Control Leadership Committee, MBA, 2008-2009
• MORPAC Committee, 2008-2009
• President, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2007
• Chair, MBA Appraisal Outreach Task Force, 2007
• Mortgage Bankers Association
• California Mortgage Bankers Association


AV Rated
Certified Mortgage Banker
Formerly a Certified Financial Crimes Investigator
2004-2007 Inman News Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders
2007 Inman News Most Innovative Real Estate Blog
2010 North Bay Business Journal Women in Business Award
2012-2019 Northern California Super Lawyers

Ms. Dollar is an AV-rated California trial attorney, a Certified Mortgage Banker, a Certified Financial Crimes Investigator, a licensed California Real Estate Broker and a recognized expert on mortgage lending. Ms. Dollar represents businesses in litigation as well as representing financial institutions and mortgage bankers in mortgage related matters.

Her clients have included insurance companies, state and national banks, thrifts, mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, construction companies, real estate companies and other businesses.

She has developed a reputation as one of the foremost innovators and thought leaders in the real estate finance industry and has been widely quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times and other publications. She was recognized repeatedly by Inman News as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders. She is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of mortgage banking and mortgage fraud and has appeared on CNN, CBS News and other radio and television programs. She is the editor of the acclaimed public industry website, Mortgage Fraud Blog, recognized in 2007 as Most Innovative Real Estate Blog.

  • All types of commercial and business to business litigation matters including:
    • Breach of contract
    • Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices
    • Fraud, forgery and endorsement issues
    • Conservatorships and receiverships
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation including:
    • Regulatory, consumer protection and disclosure law violations
    • Lender liability litigation defense
    • Mortgage servicing related litigation
    • Automobile finance
  • Litigation of mortgage fraud and recovery actions
  • Title and closing protection letter claims and litigation
  • Repurchase litigation
  • Mortgage banking related real estate litigation
  • Mortgage insurance claim and rescission litigation

Newport University, School of Law, J.D.

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