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Rachel Furst

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Rachel received her A.B. degree magna cum laude from Princeton University. She then received her J.D. from the University of Florida, where she served as an editor of the Florida Law Review and graduated magna cum laude, with admission to the Order of the Coif, and served as an editor of the Florida Law Review. Before joining Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, Rachel clerked for the Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida. She also practiced for five years in the commercial litigation department of the international law firm, White & Case, where she defended corporations against complex claims, including consumer class actions and professional malpractice.

At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, Rachel has litigated class actions and individual claims of personal injury, wrongful death, professional malpractice, deceptive consumer practices, product liability, and breach of fiduciary duty. She represents plaintiffs in state and federal courts and handles appeals.

Rachel has taken a leading role in several class actions, served as counsel to clients in multi-district litigation, and has argued before the United States Joint Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Presently, she serves as Co-Chair Lead Counsel of the Champlain Towers South Collapse Litigation, pending in Florida Circuit Court, is the Liaison Counsel in the January 2021 Short Squeeze Trading Litigation, a multidistrict litigation pending in the Southern District of Florida, and represents clients in the Allergan Biocell Textured Breast Implant Products Liability litigation in the District Court of New Jersey. She is also class counsel in a pending case against Ford Motor Company including eight certified state classes.

Rachel is a respected member of the local and Florida bar, serving on the executive board of the federal bar association and having been appointed to consecutive terms on the federal court practice committee of the Florida Bar by its president. Rachel has also been appointed by the Chief Judge in the Southern District of Florida to serve on numerous Magistrate Judge Selection and Retention Committees, including the most recent Miami Division committee, charged with considering and recommending candidates to fill the January 2022 vacancy.

Rachel is a Florida native and lives in Miami with her husband, Joseph, and their two daughters, Jane and Rose.

Selected Memberships

  • Florida Bar
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Florida Bar Federal Court Practice Committee Member
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter, Executive Board Member
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami, Board of Directors Member
  • Lotus House, Board of Directors Member
  • City of Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority, Board Member
  • Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Grant Panelist

Awards and Honors

  • 40 Under 40, Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida: 2016
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - Present
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America: 2021 - Present

Education

  • Princeton University, magna cum laude (A.B.)
  • University of Florida College of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif (J.D.)
  • Symposium Editor, Florida Law Review
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