Rachel Ward

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-5577

(215) 665-2013

Recent Publication:

Rechargeable Subrogation [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

On March 23, 2018, a Tesla Model X SUV hit a concrete median in Mountain View, California. The impact ripped the Tesla’s 1,200 pound, 400-volt lithium ion battery open and splattered energized battery cells across the 101 freeway. The Mountain View Fire Department arrived on the scene and...

Rachel Ward represents insurers, retailers, and individuals as plaintiffs in large loss investigations and litigation. She practices before state, federal, and international courts. She has experience managing discovery, taking depositions, leading oral argument on dispositive motions, and in trial by jury in state and federal court.

Rachel also maintains an active pro bono practice where she defends immigrant rights before Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and advocates for homeless veterans as a volunteer with the Homeless Advocacy Project.

Rachel is Co-Chair of the Associates Committee. She joined Cozen O'Connor as a summer associate and previously worked as legislative aide for Judicial Affairs to U.S. Senator Michael Bennet in Washington, DC. 

 

Experience

Represented a pro bono client in a three-day jury trial in federal court against correctional officers for use of excessive force. 

Publications

Rechargeable Subrogation [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

July 31, 2020

On March 23, 2018, a Tesla Model X SUV hit a concrete median in Mountain View, California. The impact ripped the Tesla’s 1,200 pound, 400-volt lithium ion battery open and splattered energized battery cells across the 101 freeway. The Mountain View Fire Department arrived on the scene and...

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2017
  • American University, B.A., cum laude, 2012
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey