Areas of practice

Personal Injury

Medical Malpractice

Products Liability

Appellate Court Litigation

Motor Vehicle Collisions

Year Joined Firm: 2017

Associate

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

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About Me

Rachel Naquin joined Gainsburgh Benjamin as an associate attorney in 2017. She is admitted to practice before all Louisiana state and federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

While Rachel is a New Orleans native, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a Minor in Mandarin Chinese from American University in Washington, DC, graduating magna cum laude.

Rachel earned her Juris Doctor at Penn State Law, where she was a member of the Civil Rights Appellate Clinic. Through her time with the Clinic, she worked on three cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. While in law school, Rachel competed for Penn State Law on the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team and the AAJ Trial Advocacy Team. She received Penn State Law’s Unsung Hero Award for her commitment to organizing the law school’s intramural mock trial competition for first-year students. Rachel also served as a Senior Editor for the Penn State Law Review, and she is a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society.

Since its inception in 2017, Rachel has participated in and helped organize Justice Camp, an academic program designed to impart civics education and advocacy skills that prepare local high school students for college, careers, and civic engagement, sponsored by the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Outside the practice of law, Rachel enjoys watching the Nittany Lions take the field every Saturday during college football season.

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2018

Education

  • Penn State Law, University Park, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 2017
    • Honors: Woolsack Society
  • American University, Washington, District of Columbia
    • B.A. – 2014
    • Honors: magna cum laude; Dean’s List
    • Major: International Studies
    • Minor: Mandarin Chinese

Published Works

  • Protecting Louisiana Drivers Across State Lines, Louisiana Advocates, November, 2018
  • Protecting a Client’s Recovery From Louisiana’s Medical Lien Privilege, Louisiana Advocated, November, 2019

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award for the highest grade in Torts
  • CALI Award for the highest grade in Federal Criminal Practice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
    • The Younger Lawyers Division, New Orleans Chapter, Board Member
    • The Advocate, New Orleans Chapter, Member of the Editorial Board
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

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