Rachael Flanagan is an associate at Cohen Milstein and a member of the Complex Tort Litigation practice. Her practice is focused on catastrophic injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and domestic violence cases.
Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Flanagan was an associate at a highly regarded medical malpractice and personal injury law firm in Florida.
Ms. Flanagan is currently working on the following high profile litigation:
- Doe, et al. v. Washington Hebrew Congregation, et al. (D.C. Supr. Ct.): On April 15, 2019, Cohen Milstein, on behalf of the families of 11 children between the ages of three and four, filed a lawsuit against Washington Hebrew Congregation Edlavitch Tyser Early Childhood Center and its Director for failing to protect their children from sexual abuse by a preschool teacher over a two-year period.
- Doe v. Scores, et al. (13th Jud. Cir., Fla.): On January 29, 2020, Cohen Milstein filed a lawsuit on behalf of a young woman against Scores Holding Company, Inc., and its affiliates for illegally employing her when she was a minor at one of its Florida locations, subjecting her to be sexual abuse and human trafficking.
Ms. Flanagan proudly serves the legal and local community as a board member of the Palm Beach County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and a board member of the Florida Justice Association’s Women’s Caucus. She is also a member of the local chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) and the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Lawyers for Literacy Committee.
Ms. Flanagan earned her B.S. at East Tennessee State University. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, at Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class and served as managing editor of the Barry Law Review.
Before pursuing a career as a lawyer, Ms. Flanagan was a paralegal for over a decade, working in the areas of medical malpractice, managed care abuse, products liability, mass torts, and class action litigation. During that time, she worked for several years at Leopold Law, which merged with Cohen Milstein in 2015.
- Member, The Florida Bar, Mental Health & Wellness Committee
- Member, Lawyers for Literacy Committee, Palm Beach County Bar Association
- Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL), Palm Beach County
- Board of Directors, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Board of Directors at Large, Florida Justice Association's Women's Caucus