Rachel L. Sheffield

Personal Injury Attorney

PRACTICE AREAS

Rachel Sheffield joined Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon in August 2018 as an associate attorney. Rachel is a double Gator, having earned her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Business Administration along with her Juris Doctorate cum laude from the University of Florida.

Throughout law school, Rachel received the Fall 2016 Book Award for Trial Practice and the Fall 2017 Book Award for International Commercial Arbitration and Moot. Rachel also became a member of the Florida Moot Court Team, where she was selected to compete in The ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Boston, Massachusetts.

As a third-year law student, Rachel was one of four law students selected to compete in the International Chamber of Commerce Vis Pre-Moot in Paris, France, where she and her team placed first in the competition. Rachel also competed on behalf of the University of Florida in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria. These experiences led Rachel to pursue a career in litigation at Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon.

Rachel is actively involved in the community, serving as a member of the Governance Board for Habitat for Humanity, a member of the Big Gala Committee for Big Brothers Big Sisters, a co-chair for the 2021 Law Week Committee, and Legal Counsel on behalf of Keep Pensacola Beautiful. Rachel is also an Executive Council member of the Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association and a member of the Young Lawyer’s Division and Northwest Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Due to her involvement, Rachel was named a 2020 Rising Star by Inweekly Magazine.

Rachel is licensed to practice law in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia. Rachel will be working with the personal injury group and is pleased to serve clients in all our Panhandle locations.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
    • Associate: 2018
  • Anthony Arena Law Firm
    • Legal Clerk, 2016

EDUCATION 

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.), University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2018
  • Bachelor of Arts, Advertising, Minor in Business Administration, University of Florida, 2015

Bar Admissions: 

  • Florida
  • Alabama
  • Georgia

COURTS

  • Admitted to all Florida State Courts, 2018
  • Admitted to all Alabama State Courts, 2019
  • Admitted to all Georgia State Courts, 2020

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association
    • Law Week Committee Co-Chair 2020, 2021
  • Northwest Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    • Member
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association
    • Executive Council Member, 2021-2023
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division, Member
  • Keep Pensacola Beautiful
    • Legal Counsel, 2021
    • Board Member, 2021
  • Pensacola Habitat for Humanity
    • Governance Board Member
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
    • Big Gala Committee Member

RECOGNITION & AWARDS

  • VA Disability Accredited Attorney
  • Inweekly’s Best of the Coast Awards: 2021 Best Attorney Runner Up
  • Independent Weekly Rising Star, 2020