Rachael K. Pierce

Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer

Rachael is responsible for the administration and management of trust relationships at Washington Trust Wealth Management. Her oversight includes special needs planning, conservatorship, and trust administration.



Rachael has nearly 20 years of experience in the legal and financial sectors. Prior to joining Washington Trust, Rachael was an attorney with Figliola & Romano, LLC of Barrington, RI, and served as legal counsel for the RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals. She is a licensed attorney in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine in both State and Federal District Courts. She is a member of the RI Bar Association Probate and Trust Committee as well as of the Estate Planning Council of RI.


Rachael holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maine School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine.

Community Involvement

A Rhode Island resident, Rachel is very active in the community. Rachael has volunteered as an adaptive downhill ski instructor for over 20 years, helping athletes with disabilities get outside and enjoy the freedom of the ski slopes while cheering them on with their families. She is an avid supporter of Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation and of Pine Tree Camp for individuals with disabilities in Maine, as well as RI PBS and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island.