Rachel Mabey Whipple

Associate Attorney


Rachel Whipple is committed to helping clients resolve their conflicts so they can move past the pain of litigation.

Rachel helps clients navigate divorce and custody issues in a compassionate and collaborative way. She works to deescalate conflict and help clients find fair and pragmatic resolutions. Rachel is trained as a private guardian ad litem and is able to help clients understand how the best interest of the child factors may play out in their cases.  

Rachel is actively involved in her community. She serves on the Provo City Council, the Board of Trustees for the Utah Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and various other boards. 

  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D. 2020
  • Brigham Young University, M.A. in Comparative Studies, focus on Environmental Humanities, 2017
  • Brigham Young University, B.S. in Geology, 1999
  • Utah State Bar
  • American Family Courts and Conciliation
  • Provo City Council, 2022present 
  • Awakening Valley Sangha, President of the Board, January 2023  – present
  • The Nature Conservancy, Utah Chapter, Board of Trustees, 2016 – present
  • Provo Metropolitan Water Board Member, March 2020 – December 2021
  • Law clerk, Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Law and Policy Section, August 2018-December 2018
  • Family Justice Center, legal volunteer, 2017 2022
  • Committee Member, Provo Bicycle Committee, 2013 – 2017 (Now BikeWalk Provo)
  • Board Member, LDS Earth Stewardship, 2012 – 2016; Secretary, 2013; Chair, 2014 – 2015
  • Sustainability Committee Member, Provo City Mayor’s Sustainability and Natural Resources Committee, 2013 – 2016
  • Maeser Neighborhood Acting Chair, Provo Neighborhood Program, 2013 – 2016
  • Masters Thesis: “Interconnectedness, Complicity and Ambiguity: Reading with Dark Ecology” https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=7089&context=etd, 2017.
  • “A Testimony Birthed of Pain and Hope,” https://sunstone.org/a-testimony-birthed-of-pain-and-hope/. Sunstone Magazine, 2012. A version of this essay was also included in the collection Moth and Rust: Mormon Encounters with Death, edited by Stephen Carter. https://www.signaturebooks.com/books/p/moth-and-rust 
  • Practicing Stewardship in a Consumer Culture,” Sunstone Magazine (Paper previously presented at the Sunstone Symposium), 2012
  • Baring Witness: 36 Mormon Women Talk Candidly about Love, Sex, and Marriage, edited by Holly Welker. https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/?id=p081781, 2016
  • “Dark and Deep: Ecology Meets the Oresteia in Robinson Jeffers’ ‘The Tower Beyond Tragedy’”, Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 2015
  • “Complicit Embodiment: A Dark Ecology Of Mormonism” Pando Populus Conference “Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization”, Claremont University, Claremont, CA, 2015
  • “DIY Cultural Conflicts,” Fourth International Women of the Mountains Conference, UVU, Orem, UT, 2015
  • “Romantic Extinction: Cuvier and Lord Bryon’s Cain, International Conference on Romanticism, Park City, UT, 2015
  • “The LDS Tradition of Environmental Stewardship: Doctrine, Practice, and Outreach,” Parliament of World Religions, Salt Lake City, UT, 2015
  • “NIBML SLAPP: An ecofeminist legal account of how a bad story put Utah’s largest freshwater lake at risk, and how scientists, artists, and citizens reframed the narrative to save the lake,” Reclaiming the Commons: ASLE + AESS 2023 Conference July 9-12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon, 2023