Rachel Spears Johnston is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, with particular emphasis in the Health Care Law, Professional Liability, and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups.
Prior to joining Schenck, Price, Smith & King, Ms. Johnston completed a fellowship funded by Vanderbilt University Law School with the Honorable Michael A. Shipp in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. During law school, Ms. Johnston worked as a summer associate with a large firm in Short Hills, New Jersey, and also as a legal intern for a small firm in Morristown, New Jersey.
Ms. Johnston received her J.D. in 2018 from Vanderbilt Law School. She was the President of the Legal Aid Society, and the 2018 recipient of the Junius L. Allison Legal Aid Award. She served as Vice President of Competitions on the Mock Trial Board, was selected as a member of the Vanderbilt Law School Trial Team, coached Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate Mock Trial Team, and participated in Moot Court. Ms. Johnston wrote her capstone thesis arguing for flexible regulation and classification of cryptocurrencies.
Ms. Johnston graduated from the University of Arizona magna cum laude in 2011 with a B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy. She spent three years competing on the Mock Trial Team at the University of Arizona and also served as Vice President of the organization. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey.