Rachel D.G. Horvath

Rachel D.G. Horvath

Rachel D.G. Horvath
Morin & Barkley LLP
455 Second Street, S.E., Suite 200
Post Office Box 240
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
E rhorvath@morinandbarkley.com
P 434.293.4694
F 434.293.2135

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Ms. Horvath focuses her practice on civil litigation, including medical malpractice defense, trucking litigation, claims of catastrophic injury, insurance coverage and defense, other personal injury defense, and commercial litigation.  Ms. Horvath graduated from Tulane University in 2007 and the University of Virginia School of Law in 2010.  Ms. Horvath joined Morin & Barkley in 2010 and became a partner in 2017.  She has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for Medical Malpractice Defense.  Ms. Horvath has been an active member of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.  She is a graduate of the 2014 class of Leadership Charlottesville.  Ms. Horvath lives in Charlottesville with her husband, son, and two dogs.

PRACTICE FOCUS

EDUCATION

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, J.D., 2010
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, B.A., Psychology, summa cum laude with honors, 2007

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Virginia State Bar, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association
    • Board Member, 2015-2017
    • Secretary, 2014-2015
    • Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Section, 2011-2015
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Star Medical Malpractice, 2016 and 2017
  • Virginia Business Magazine, Legal Elite, Young Lawyer, 2015
  • Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court
    • CLE Chair, 2013-2017
    • Vice President, 2017-2018
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
    • YLC District Representative, 7th District, 2017
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
    • Website Committee, 2014
    • Long-Range Planning Committee, 2017
  • Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Charlottesville Firms in Service
  • Phi Beta Kappa

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • “Who Wants to be a ‘Slum Law’ Millionaire?,” Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court, Charlottesville, Virginia, May 12, 2016.
  • “Vicious or Merely Dangerous?  Preparing and Trying the Dog Bite Case,” Virginia CLE, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 7, 2011 and June 24, 2015.
  • “Virginia Electronic Evidence: Obtaining and Using Electronic Evidence at Trial,” Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 8, 2015.
  • “Tales from the Trenches:  Avoiding and Defending Malpractice Claims,” University of Virginia Medical Center, November 12, 2014.
  • “Virginia Rules of Evidence,” Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 8, 2012.  Prepared Written Materials.
  • “Trends and Updates in Medical Malpractice,” Summit Health Care, Richmond, Virginia, October 27, 2011.  Prepared Powerpoint Materials.
  • “Young Children’s Understanding of Spatial-Graphic Representations,” Honors Thesis, Psychology Department of Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2007.