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)
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