Rachel is an attorney in Taft’s Intellectual Property and Litigation practice groups, representing clients at all stages of trademark, copyright, commercial and general litigation matters. Rachel also has significant experience in advising clients on legal matters relating to intellectual property enforcement, dispute resolution and infringement issues. Her clients include non-profits, private companies and individuals.

Prior to joining Taft, Rachel was an attorney at a Hatch-Waxman law firm in Chicago, Illinois.  She also spent several years as an attorney at an intellectual property law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, gaining experience in patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution and litigation.

Rachel earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where she served as the Executive Articles Editor for the Case Western Reserve University Journal of International Law and was the sixth circuit regional champion for the university’s national moot court team. She also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable John D. Love in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Simultaneously with her J.D., Rachel received her master’s degree in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University. A Columbus native, she earned her bachelor’s degrees in molecular genetics and psychology from The Ohio State University.


  • Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Intellectual Property Litigation (2024)

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch” (2022 – 2024)

  • Taft Pro Bono Honor Roll Award


All Service Areas


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (2014)
  • Case Western Reserve University (2014)

    Master’s degree in biochemistry

  • The Ohio State University (2011)

    Bachelor’s degrees in molecular genetics and psychology


  • State - Ohio
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Northern District of Illinois
  • Federal - Eastern District of Michigan
  • Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Speeches and Publications


  • “How to Dodge the IP Minefield: Navigating Startups through Intellectual Property Pitfalls,” Plug and Play Silicon Valley Summit, Sunnyvale, California, June 11, 2024.


Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio Women's Bar Association

    Trustee, District 8 (2016-2017)

  • Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation

    Member, Leadership Institute (2016-2017)

  • Columbus Bar Association

    Chair, IP Commitee
    Member, Bar Admissions Committee
    Barrister Leadership Program (2020)

  • International Trademark Association

    Member, Young Practitioners Committee

  • American Bar Association


Community Involvement

  • Women for Economic & Leadership Development


  • Taft Pro Bono Committee