Rachel Forman

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

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South Biscayne Boulevard 201
Miami 33131 FL US

Rachel L. Forman’s practice focuses on the defense of complex product liability cases as part of Shook’s team working on Engle-Progeny litigation. Before joining Shook, Rachel assisted on numerous civil and criminal appeals as a law clerk to the Hon. Melanie May of Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal.

Rachel also worked at a large Florida firm as a litigation and appellate associate with a focus on professional malpractice, government liability and complex commercial disputes in state and federal court.

Her clients spanned a broad range of industries and included law firms, local governments and a big-box retailer.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, St. Thomas University School of Law, 2013
    • St. Thomas Law Review, Executive Editor
    • St. Thomas Moot Court Board, Member
    • CALI Book Awards (Advanced Legal Writing, Constitutional Law I, Administrative Law)
    • Dean’s Merit Scholar (2010-2013)
    • Certified Legal Intern to Miami Dade Public Defender, Appellate Division
  • B.S., University of South Florida, 2010 (Environmental Science and Policy)


  • American Bar Association
  • The Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar
  • The Florida Bar
    • Young Lawyers Division
    • Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy, Class V (2017–2018)

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


  • The Hon. Melanie May, Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal


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