In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating the inspiring attorney Rachel Furst. As a partner at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, she works tirelessly to help others both through legal advocacy and volunteer work.
Attorney Furst’s case work includes leadership roles in many class action lawsuits, such as in her positions as Co-Chair Lead Counsel of the Champlain Towers South Collapse Litigation and as Liaison Counsel in the January 2021 Short Squeeze Trading Litigation. She is also representing clients in the Allergan Biocell Textured Breast Implant Products Liability Litigation and has been appointed class counsel in a pending case against Ford Motor Company.
A respected member of both the local and Florida bars, Attorney Furst serves on the executive board of the Federal Bar Association and the Federal Court Practice Committee of the Florida Bar. She has also been appointed to numerous Magistrate Judge Selection and Retention Committees to consider and recommend candidates to fill vacancies—including the recent January 2022 vacancy.
Despite her packed schedule, Attorney Furst also finds time outside the office to do volunteer work. For example, she is a long-time volunteer with Lotus House, the largest shelter for women and children in the country. Her ongoing work there even inspired Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen to become a sponsor of Lotus House’s “Enriched programming.”
“The growth and healing that takes place at Lotus House changes lives—setting women and their children on a brighter path,” Attorney Furst explained.
Attorney Furst’s work at Lotus House involves more than 10 years of volunteering, over 5 years on its Board, and many charitable contributions. Her hard work and dedication continue to pay off, as the shelter continues to thrive. More than 80% of those who stay at the shelter, for example, successfully transition out of homelessness.
“The daily activities are inspiring and are meant to heal the trauma that causes homelessness in the first place,” Attorney Furst said, “resident kids harvest salad greens from the hydroponic container garden after school, women work at Lotus Thrift Shop while participating in retail training, and they all have access to therapy sessions, fitness, mediation, skills training and art classes. Lotus is offering far more than a meal and a place to sleep.”
Attorney Furst earned her A.B. degree magna cum laude from Princeton University. She attended the University of Florida to earn her J.D. next, graduating magna cum laude again and with admission to the Order of the Coif. She previously worked for an international law firm and as a law clerk for the Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida. With her experience, she has proved to be a key partner at our South Florida firm.
To learn more about Attorney Furst, visit her bio here.
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