Rachel Canfield focuses her practice on the defense of complex commercial and product liability cases. Rachel is also an experienced appellate practitioner. Before joining Shook, she handled complex civil appeals on a variety of substantive legal areas in state and federal courts. After law school, Rachel was a judicial law clerk for Justice James E.C. Perry of the Supreme Court of Florida, where she assisted with numerous state civil and criminal appeals.

Publications

Frank Cruz-Alvarez & Rachel A. Canfield, Supreme Court Observations: Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), April 13, 2016.

Frank Cruz-Alvarez & Rachel A. Canfield, The Future of Class-Action Litigation in a Post-Scalia World, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), March 10, 2016.

Rachel A. Canfield, A Brave New Appellate E-World, 90:1 Fla. Bar J., Jan. 2016, at 75.

Frank Cruz-Alvarez & Rachel A. Canfield, DirecTV Inc. v. Imburgia: The Supreme Court’s Latest Word on Arbitration and Federal Preemption, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), Dec. 22, 2015.

Frank Cruz-Alvarez & Rachel A. Canfield, District Court Tosses $15 Billion Facebook Tracking Class Action, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), Nov. 4, 2015.

Frank Cruz-Alvarez & Rachel A. Canfield, Ninth Circuit Limits CAFA’s “Single Local Event” Exception and Broadens Removal of Mass Actions, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), June 9, 2015.

Frank Cruz-Alvarez & Rachel A. Canfield, Ninth Circuit Thwarts Plaintiffs' Efforts to Evade Removal Under CAFA, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), Dec. 1, 2014.

Object Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Demonstrating Fundamental Error in Civil Appeals, The Florida Bar Journal, Sep. 2014.

Chapter 2: Appellate Practice, in Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation (American Bar Association 2014); credited for research and writing.

Legislator and Aide Can Claim Privilege, Daily Business Review, 2012.

Presentations

Guest Lecturer, Impediments to the Appellate Process, St. Thomas University School of Law (2013).

Lecturer, Stays in Appellate Proceedings, CLE Presentation for the Appellate Practice Section, The Florida Bar (2013).