Rachel N. BoydOf Counsel | Fraud
Rachel N. Boyd 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 Fraud section. After graduating law school and passing the bar exam, she began working full time as an attorney in the Fraud section, handling class actions, antitrust issues, whistleblower claims, and Medicaid Fraud litigation.
Rachel graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois Springfield in May 2012 with a B.S. in Political Science and Psychology.
She earned her J.D. from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University, graduating summa cum laude in 2015. While at Jones, she was a Walter J. Knabe Scholar, a Senior Editor of Jones Law Review, and a Dean’s Fellow. She also received Best Paper awards in Torts, Civil Procedure I & II, Property, Contracts, Family Law, Constitutional Law I, Administrative Law, Federal Taxation of Income, and Conflicts of Laws. She also was a Teaching Assistant for Torts, Civil Procedure, and Contracts.
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 Semifinalist; 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 a member of the Illinois State Bar, Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity, Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, and Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. She is also still involved with the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Animal Law Program.
Rachel is originally from central Illinois but now lives in Montgomery with her dog, Jordan.
- Illinois State Bar
- Animal Legal Defense Fund Animal Law Program
- Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, J.D. 2015
- University of Illinois Springfield, B.S. 2012
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