Miami (March 7, 2023)
Maderal Byrne PLLC is pleased to announce that Rachel Furst has joined the firm as its third named partner.
A recognized leader of the plaintiffs’ bar, Ms. Furst has been appointed by numerous courts to oversee complex personal injury and consumer class litigations. As Co-Lead Counsel of the Champlain Towers Collapse Litigation, Ms. Furst led the plaintiffs’ steering committee and directed all aspects of the case. The case ultimately settled for $1.2 billion in less than one year.
Rachel also serves as the Liaison Counsel in the In re Short Squeeze Trading MDL pending in the Southern District of Florida and has been appointed class counsel in various Florida and national class actions.
“I’ve known Rachel since law school – she is brilliant, hardworking, and absolutely dedicated to her clients. John and I are thrilled Rachel is joining our firm; providing the highest-caliber representation and results is our brand and she is the perfect addition.” said Frank Maderal.
Beyond her select appointments in past and pending litigations, Ms. Furst has been elected or appointed to leadership roles in the Florida and Federal bar. She currently serves on the executive board of the Federal Bar Association and was appointed to consecutive terms on the federal court practice committee of the Florida Bar by its president.
She has also been appointed by the Chief Judge in the Southern District of Florida to serve on numerous Magistrate Judge Selection and Retention Committees for the Miami Division.
“Frank and John are exceptional trial lawyers with a proven track record in complex litigation. I am honored to join them and help lead the firm into the future. I am also grateful to my friends and mentors at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen for their gracious support during this transition,” said Ms. Furst.
At Maderal Byrne & Furst PLLC, Ms. Furst’s practice will focus on complex injury, class action, and mass tort litigations. The lawyers of Maderal Byrne & Furst PLLC are recognized and court-appointed leaders in complex litigations in state and federal courts nationwide and have successfully lead numerous multi-billion dollar litigations.
About Rachel Furst
AWARDS AND HONORS
- LawDragon 500: Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, 2023
- 40 Under 40, Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida: 2016
- Super Lawyers: 2019 – Present
- Super Lawyers Rising Stars: 2016 – 2017
- Best Lawyers in America: 2021 – Present
- 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