Rachel Walker is Of Counsel to SMGQ Law, where she focuses her practice on commercial litigation, with a significant emphasis on business and internet-related disputes. In particular, Ms. Walker focuses much of her practice on defamation (i.e., libel or slander) and intellectual property-related issues. In this regard, she has assisted clients combatting defamation (including defamatory posts made online) both in and out of court, and she has successfully helped clients remove false information and infringing content from online websites, social media and search engines.
In addition to defamation, Ms. Walker has also litigated in a wide variety of business-related subject matters, including shareholder derivative actions and business divorce, copyright and trademark infringement, fraud, FDUTPA, civil theft, breach of contract, collection disputes, tortious interference, and trade secret claims.
Ms. Walker has represented clients in State Court, Federal Court, and in Arbitration proceedings (including JAMS Arbitration), including through trial or final hearing.
Prior to joining SMGQ Law, Ms. Walker worked at an AM Law-recognized, national law firm, where she litigated several complex and high-profile cases, including: a bankruptcy adversary proceeding involving the estate of a well-known musical artist; a trademark and trade dress infringement matter involving a popular Miami restaurant; a multi-district litigation related to a high-profile music festival; as trial team counsel for a multi-million-dollar TCPA class action; a complex shareholder derivative action involving the sale of multiple animal hospitals; a multi-day defamation arbitration, resulting in a favorable judgment, among others.
Ms. Walker graduated in the top 7% of her class from the University of Miami School of Law and was inducted into the Order of Coif upon graduation.
Professional and Community Involvement
- Leadership Miami, class of 2016
- The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Florida Chapter Co-Chair