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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
  • The Best Lawyers in America©


  • 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

By Joan M. Vecchioli, Colleen M. Flynn & Rachael L. Wood October 2018

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has long required that its resources be targeted to ensure the strongest possible impact in its efforts to stop unlawful employment discrimination. In 2017, the EEOC revised its Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”) for Fiscal Years 2017-2021 to identify six (6) substantive area priorities and […]

Categories: Blogs, Labor & Employment

By Joan M. Vecchioli, Colleen M. Flynn & Rachael L. WoodJoan M. Vecchioli, Colleen M. Flynn & Rachael L. Wood August 2018

Welcome to our Labor and Employment Group blog where we will discuss legal issues and address questions that frequently arise in our practice and provide updates and analyses of statutory and case law developments in the area of Labor and Employment Law.  Our Labor & Employment Group regularly represents employers […]

Categories: Blogs, Labor & Employment

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