Overview

Rachel Bradley is a civil litigator with experience handling large personal injury and property losses both on land and on water for domestic and foreign insurance companies.

Experience

Prior to moving to Denver, Rachel represented a variety of entities related to the offshore marine and energy activities in the Gulf of Mexico in federal and state courts in the Gulf South. As a result, she has handled all elements of a claim from the initial investigation through discovery and claim resolution, including taking numerous lay and expert depositions, appearing for oral arguments and representing clients in dispute resolution.

While in law school, Rachel worked for the in-house litigation group for a Fortune 500 energy company and served as a member of the Moot Court Executive Board as Selection Chair.

Experience

  • Successfully defended Motion for Summary Judgment on seaworthiness of a vessel in federal court

  • Won Motion for Summary Judgment on the issue of punitive damages with Court also determining whether state or general maritime law applied

  • Achieved favorable outcomes through discovery motions to ensure that an individual defendant’s business interests would not become target of claimants’ damages

  • Presented vigorous defense to negligence claim and attained positive settlement due to a collision between a vessel and an offshore platform during a tropical event in the Gulf of Mexico after discovering statutory breaches on behalf of claimant

  • Defended energy companies and third party contractors in the Gulf of Mexico for claims related to negligence, premises liability and general maritime law

  • Obtained mutually agreeable settlement between shareholders of a closely held company through continued and active discussions with opposing counsel

Professional Affiliations

Louisiana State Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

New Orleans Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Past Employment

McAlpine & Cozad, APLC

Education
  • Tulane University Law School
    • LL.M. - 2014
    • Major: Energy and Environmental Law
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honor: Dean's List, Moot Court Executive Board, Loyola Law Maritime Law Journal, LaNasa-Greco Scholorship Recipient
  • Vanderbilt University
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Major: Political Science and English
    • Honor: Dean's List
Bar Admission
  • Colorado, 205.6 Motion Pending Admission
  • Texas, 2018
  • Louisiana, 2012
Court Admission
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District Louisiana
  • U.S. District Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas
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