Rachel B. Beauchamp

Associate

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Rachel B. Beauchamp

Associate

Rachel’s practice focuses on transportation law (including commercial trucking, FELA, and admiralty), appellate law, and insurance coverage, with additional practice and experience in personal injury, premises liability, subrogation, dram shop, and construction defect litigation. Rachel has also served as an arbitrator for commercial trucking disputes.  In addition, Rachel has significant experience working in the still developing body of law specifically applicable to homeowners’ associations and their insurers which involves an overlap between tort, contract, and corporate law. Her practice includes all aspects of litigation from initial report of a possible claim, initial investigation and evidence preservation, through negotiation, trial, and any appeal process.

Prior to joining private practice, Rachel was a law clerk to the Honorable Sharon L. Hall, Tenth Judicial District, Minnesota, where she gained valuable behind-the-scenes insight into court management of civil litigation from initial filing through post-trial motions.

When she is not working, Rachel loves gardening, reading, and promoting community involvement in the arts and education. She is a former Board Member of the Walking Shadow Theater Company (2012-2013), and has been a performing artist in the Minnesota Art Shanty Projects since 2010.

Bar Admissions
  • Wisconsin, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2013
  • Minnesota, 2009
  • Colorado, 2008
Publications
  • Author, Amended Rule 5.04, What is it Good For? Minnesota Defense, Fall 2016.
  • Editor, MDLA magazine “For the Defense.”
Presentations
  • Speaker, Victory Even in Defeat: Making Rule 68 Offers Work for Your Clients, MDLA Winter Conference, 2015
Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law, 2008
  • CALI Award Recipient: Corporations, Constitutional Law – Liberties, and Practicum
  • Rosalie Wahl Moot Court Competition, First Place
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, 2000
Associations & Memberships
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • ILCM Naturalization Project – Attorney (2016-Present)
  • Rosalie Wahl Moot Court  – Judge (annually)
  • William Mitchell College of Law Alumni-Student Mentor (2011 – 2014)
  • Tubman Pro Bono Project – Attorney (2012-2013)
Representative Cases
& Experience
  • Rachel has successfully defended multiple cases at the Minnesota Court of Appeals including issues related to construction defect, breach of contract, homeowners associations, conversion, and statutes of limitations.
  • At the district court level, Rachel has achieved summary judgment for her clients in claims involving premises liability (slip and fall), Minnesota Data Practices Act, intentional torts, negligence, contractual indemnity, choice-of-law, and medical malpractice.
  • Rachel has successfully obtained sanctions awards for her clients against opposing parties involved in litigation misconduct in cases involving discovery disputes and violations of the Minnesota Rules of Procedure.
  • Rachel has successfully defended to a full defense award multiple cases for PIP/No-Fault Indemnity in Arbitration Forums and for PIP/No-Fault benefits in the AAA.