Rachel N. BoydOf Counsel | Fraud
Rachel began working at Beasley Allen in 2014 as a second-year law student and continued working through her third year as a law clerk in the Consumer Fraud Section. After graduating law school and passing the bar exam, she began working full time as an attorney in the Consumer Fraud Section, handling class actions, antitrust issues, whistleblower claims and Medicaid fraud litigation.
Currently, Rachel’s practice is focused on class action litigation filed on behalf of life insurance policyholders who have experienced unfounded premium increases. The lawsuits filed by Beasley Allen allege that these increases are implemented ultimately due to benefit shareholders and rid the insurance companies of near-term liabilities they have accrued due to wrongful use of captive reinsurance companies.
Rachel is a member of the Illinois State Bar, the American Association for Justice, Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity, Psi Chi International Honor Society in psychology, Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society and the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Animal Law Program.
Rachel graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois Springfield in May 2012 with a B.S. in political science and psychology. She then earned her J.D. from Faulkner University's Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, graduating summa cum laude in 2015. While at Jones, she was a Walter J. Knabe Scholar, a Senior Editor of Jones Law Review, a Dean’s Fellow and a teaching assistant. She also received 10 Best Paper awards in various courses.
Rachel was president of the Student Animal Legal Defense fund, and coordinated multiple fundraisers and events that raised nearly $3,000 for local animal rescue organizations. She also was a member of the Jones Public Interest Law Foundation and Board of Advocates. As a member of the Board of Advocates, Rachel was a Best Brief Finalist in the Faulkner Law 1L Moot Court Tournament in 2013; had the Fourth Best Brief at the Mercer Legal Ethics and Professionalism Competition in 2013, where she finished as a National Finalist; and won Best Petitioner Brief and was a National Semifinalist at the August A. Rendigs National Products Liability Competition in 2014.
Upon her graduation from Jones, Rachel was presented with the Advocacy Award in recognition of her academic achievement and for “best exemplifying the purpose and philosophy of Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.”
Rachel is originally from central Illinois but now lives in Montgomery, Alabama, with her dog, Jordan.
- Illinois State Bar
- Animal Legal Defense Fund Animal Law Program
- Faulkner University's Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, J.D. 2015
- University of Illinois Springfield, B.S. 2012
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