Cozen O’Connor: Ward, Rachel

Rachel Ward

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-5577

(215) 665-2013

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. 

Education

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