Overview

Rachel Eilers is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Group. Rachel’s practice primarily focuses on medical malpractice, hospital liability, and nursing home and long term care facility defense. Prior to joining Hill Ward Henderson, Rachel clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida for a year and a half. After her clerkship, Rachel litigated a wide array of negligence actions in both federal and state court. She defended clients in numerous medical malpractice, dental malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death cases throughout Florida, as well as represented numerous medical and dental offices, hospitals, nursing homes, and long term care facilities in pre-suit investigations and premises liability matters. She also represented individual physicians and nurses in Department of Health licensure investigations.

Rachel graduated cum laude from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Political Science. She then continued her education at Florida State University College of Law earning her Juris Doctor in 2019. While in law school, Rachel served as the Vice President of the Moot Court Competition Team and was awarded the William VanDercreek Award for her outstanding service to the team. She also served as a Staff Editor for the Florida State Law Review as well as the President of the Health Law Society.  Rachel was also an extern for the Florida Department of Health as well as the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and was a semi-finalist in the 2018 William B. Bryant Invitational Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Rachel was a student advocate for the FSU Public Interest Law Center Children’s Advocacy Clinic and was active in organizing recruitment events while serving as a representative of the FSU law school as a student ambassador.

Outside of her practice, Rachel enjoys being outdoors and by the water. She loves cooking, traveling, cycling, playing with her dog Dakota, and cheering on the Auburn Tigers. She also enjoys giving back to her community through her involvement with the Hillsborough County Bar Association and as a member of the YMCA Youth Development Committee.

Credentials & Experience

Clerkships

  • Federal Judicial Clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Education

Auburn University, Honors College, cum laude, 2016

  • University Honors Scholar

Florida State University College of Law, 2019

  • President of the Health Law Society
  • Vice President of the FSU Moot Court Competition Team
  • Staff Editor of the FSU Law Review
  • Semi Finalist in the 2018 William B. Bryant Invitational Moot Court Competition
  • Student Advocate for the FSU Law Public Interest Law Center Children’s Advocacy Clinic
  • Student Ambassador

Bar Admissions

The Florida Bar

Court Admissions

State of Florida

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

  • Auburn Alumni Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • YMCA Youth Development Committee
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