Meet the Rebels Tour Crew

Posted Sep 4, 2009 4:18 PM CDT
By Edward Adams

Four people trapped in a confined space for two weeks as they barrel down the highway, in search of the future of the practice of law. Is it a reality show in the making, a homicide waiting to happen, or both?You can find out for yourself starting Sept. 14, when we hit the road on Rebels Tour ’09—complete with live webcams in the tour vehicle, a daily video tour diary and constant Twitter updates from the road. Learn more on our Tour page.

Here’s the crew:

Edward Adams

Ed is the editor and publisher of the ABA Journal. He’s previously worked at the New York Law Journal, National Law Journal, American Lawyer, New York Post and CNN. He’s a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and Miami University of Ohio.

Tour Trivia: The Legal Rebels project idea occurred to Ed when he was on vacation. He’s promised his overworked colleagues that he won’t take another vacation for at least a year.

Molly McDonough

Molly is the editor of She’s previously worked at the National Law Journal, American Lawyer Media, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and daily newspapers in Indiana and South Carolina. She’s a Valparaiso University graduate.

Tour Trivia: Molly is a firm believer in the power of the Magic 8 Ball and its ability to advise her on important decisions. She will be consulting it often during the Legal Rebels tour.

John McQuiston

John is a freelance television storyteller in Tampa, Fla., where he operates a video documentary production company ( He’s previously worked as a reporter for TV stations in Tampa, Cincinnati and Lexington, Ky. He’s a graduate of the University of North Carolina.

Tour Trivia: John has lived in nine states (Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia) but has spent only one day in New York City prior to the Rebels Tour. While there, he plans to double his per diem meal money playing three-card monte.

Rachel Zahorsky

Rachel is a legal affairs writer for the ABA Journal. She’s previously worked at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, Jenner & Block and Bloomberg News. She earned her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and an M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.

Tour Trivia: While in law school, Rachel spent a brief stint teaching skiing in Park City, Utah—good preparation for the Tour, where part of her responsibilities will be to keep us upright and moving at high speed at all times.

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