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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, also graduating magna cum laude, and serving as an editor on the Florida Law Review. Rachel served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida. Before joining Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, Rachel practiced for nearly five years in the commercial litigation department of an international law firm, White & Case, where she defended corporations against complex claims, including breach of contract 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 arbitration proceedings, and handles appeals. She also provides trial support to trial lawyers on complex issues, preparing major trial-level motions and memoranda, and handling oral argument.

Rachel has taken a leading role in several class actions and served as counsel to clients in multi-district litigation. She has argued before the United States Joint Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and presently she serves as co-counsel on the leadership committee of the Allergan Biocell Textured Breast Implant products liability litigation, in the United States District Court of New Jersey.

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 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 present committee, charged with considering and recommending candidates to fill the upcoming January 2022 vacancy.

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 Recognition, 2019 - Present
  • Rising Stars Recognition, 2016 - 2017

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
Awards
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
    Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

A Legacy of Compassion & Excellence

Working With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
  • Changing Lives by Changing The Law

    Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.

  • A Team of Legal Professionals

    Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.

  • There Are No Upfront Legal Fees

    We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.

  • We Understand the Medicine

    Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians. 

A Legacy Of Getting Justice

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