Rachael began her legal career as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. She later began work as a Deputy Public Defender, where she focused her practice on defending major felony cases. After working in the criminal area of law for 9 years, she began civil practice at another Birmingham-area insurance defense firm where she handled cases involving motor vehicle accidents, including both third party liability claims, as well as direct actions against insurance companies for uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, premise liability claims, worker’s compensation and insurance coverage.
After joining Ferguson, Frost, Moore & Young, Rachael is excited to continue her practice in these areas as well as defending clients against catastrophic injury, wrongful death, consumer and commercial fraud, medical malpractice and commercial transportation and trucking litigation in state and federal court. Rachael will also represent consumer reporting agencies, banks, student lenders, debt purchases, collection agencies and other financial services institutions against both individual and class actions, ranging from claims alleging violation of state collection and credit reporting laws to claims for alleged violation of federal consumer protection statutes, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Rachael has tried numerous jury trials through to verdict. She has spent her career in the courtroom litigating complex cases.
Rachael attended Louisiana State University, where she received her B.S. in Sociology and Criminology with a minor in German. Rachael then attended Louisiana State University Paul M. Herbert Law Center where she received her J.D. and Bachelor of Civil Law.
Outside of work, Rachael enjoys travel, cooking and spending time with her husband and three boys (mostly at the ball park). She is also active in her local church and school communities. She is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association and the Women’s Section of the Birmingham Bar. Rachael is admitted to the State Courts of Alabama, Louisiana and Indiana as well as the Southern, Middle and Northern United States District Courts of Alabama.
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