Rachel is an Associate in the litigation department. Rachel practices in the areas of construction defect, appeals, insurance coverage, products liability, and general civil litigation. Rachel graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Legal Studies. She graduated cum laude from the Charleston School of Law in 2021.
While in law school, Rachel was a Presidential Honors Scholar, received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research, Analysis and Writing I, and served as a Judicial Board Member (Honor Council). She served on CSOL’s Moot Court Executive Board as Sergeant at Arms. She competed remotely in the ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC), advancing into the top 8 teams of the final round at the “Brooklyn Regional.” She served as a brief writer the previous year for her team in the 2020 Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition. She also co-authored the problem for Charleston School of Law’s 2021 National Moot Court Competition. She served as Charleston Law Review’s Senior Articles Editor, and her article on Title IX intricacies was published in the law review’s Student Works Issue, Vol. XIV.
During law school, Rachel also had the opportunity to extern with the Honorable Richard M. Gergel of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and worked for a nationwide law firm as a Summer Associate prior to joining Luzuriaga Mims. Originally from Mississippi, Rachel, her husband, and her daughter now live in Summerville, where they have made South Carolina their new home since 2016.