Term Ends: 2020
Rachael D. Johnson is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Law Offices of Julie E. Vaicius which serves as staff counsel in Louisiana for Hartford Insurance and its subsidiaries. Prior to her current position, Rachael was an assistant City Attorney with the City of Riviera Beach, FL, where she advised the city and its various boards on a variety of matters. Rachael began her legal career in 2005 as a law clerk for the Honorable Nadine Ramsey at Civil District Court in Orleans Parish. In 2006, she became an associate at the Gary, Williams, Finney law firm in Stuart, Florida representing hundreds of plaintiffs in Vioxx litigation, personal injury and wrongful death cases.
She is a 2005 graduate of Tulane Law School where she was a member of the juvenile litigation law clinic and served on the Executive board of the Black Law Students Association. Rachael attended Spelman College in Atlanta, GA where she received a B.A. in Psychology in 1998. She also has a Masters in Social Work from Smith College. Rachael practiced clinical and adoption social work in Atlanta, GA before returning to New Orleans for law school.
Rachael is active in numerous professional and civic organizations. She is a past President of the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, a member of Louisiana State Bar Association Board of Governors, the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, the New Orleans Bar Association and a member of the A. P. Tureaud Chapter of the Inns of Court and the National Bar Association. She also serves on the executive board of the New Orleans Chapter of the Links, Inc. Rachael is a New of Orleans native and proud graduate of McDonogh #35 Senior High School.