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Rachael comes to Johnson Pope with diverse experience in employment law and trial litigation.   While a student at Stetson College of Law, Rachael was a member of Stetson’s nationally recognized trial team and a member of the Stetson Law Review. Since being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008, Rachael has represented clients in federal, state, and appellate courts on a variety of employment related matters. Rachael is an active member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association where she co-chairs the Employment and Labor Law Section. She was recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2016 and 2017.


  • Stetson College of Law Edward D. Foreman Most Distinguished Student Award Recipient
  • Stetson Law Review, Digest Writer, Summer 2006 – Spring 2007
  • Trial Team, 1st Place: American Bar Association Law Student Division, Regional Arbitration Competition; 1st Place, Florida Bar Chester Bedell Memorial Mock Trial Competition
  • Co-Chair of the St. Petersburg Bar Association Employment Section, 2016 – Present
  • President of the Clearwater Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2013-2014
  • Board Member of the Clearwater Bar, 2012-2014
  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
  • Named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2016 and 2017


  • Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, Honors Program Graduate, December 2007
  • University of South Florida, Masters of Arts, Criminology December 2004
  • University of Texas at Arlington, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, University Scholar Criminology/Criminal Justice December 2002

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