Rachel A. Lyne
Attorney and Counselor at Law
My Mission: To provide dedicated, caring, thorough, and aggressive representation you can trust.

Practice Areas: Discrimination, Workers Compensation, Unemployment, Sexual Harassment,
                          Personal Injury, FMLA Claims, Benefit Denials, Wrongful Termination

I look forward to serving Jacksonville and Jacksonville's surrounding communities with all its legal needs. If you need an employment attorney you can trust; an experienced, dedicated and caring advocate, please contact me to schedule a consultation to discuss your legal needs.

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  • BIOGRAPHY

    After graduating from Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Florida, Ms. Lyne went on to serve in the U.S. Army during the Gulf War. Ms. Lyne lived in Germany and Arizona before returning to Florida. Ms. Lyne worked as a paralegal for 13 years before finishing her college education and earning her doctorate in law. While in law school, Ms. Lyne was one of 5 students selected from her school as a student member of the Chester Bedell Inn of Courts. Ms. Lyne was also a member of of the Hardign Inn Chapter of Phi Delta Phi, a legal honors fraternity. In January 2010, Ms. Lyne opened her law practice focusing on employee rights, personal injury, workers' compensation, and short-term and long-term benefits denials. Ms. Lyne teaches at the Jacksonville, Florida ground campus for the University of Phoenix as a lead faculty member, and is an adjunct professor at Florida Coastal School of Law. In her spare time, Ms. Lyne likes to be outside doing any of the following activities: scuba diving, swimming, camping, kayaking, hiking, reading, or traveling to new places.
    EDUCATION
    • Sandalwood High School                     1986-1990
    • University of Phoenix                           North Florida Campus 2004:               Bachelor of Science                             Business Management
    • Florida Coastal School of Law             2005-2007: Juris Doctorate
    BAR ADMISSIONS
    • Florida Bar September 20, 2007
    • United States District Court                 Middle District of Florida: 2007
    • United States District Court                 Northern District of Florida: 2009
    • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals: 2009
    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
    • Florida Bar Assocation
    MILITARY SERVICE
    • U.S. Army. 1990-1993                        141st Signal Battalion                         (8th Signal Battalion)                           1st Armored Division                           Bad Krueznach, Germany
    AWARDS
    • Army Achievement Medal
    • National Defense Ribbon
    • Army Service Ribbon
    • Dean's List
    • Book Award: Pretrial                             Litigation Drafting
    • Faculty of the Month of June: 2010
    • Faculty Schoarship Recognition:         2011 & 2013
    • Pro Bono Attorney Service                 Recognition: 2013
    • Recognition of Exceptional Pro           Bono Service: 2014
    CLASSES/SEMINARS/ARTICLES
    • Business Law (Class)
    • Organizational Negotiation                 (Class)
    • Employment Law (Class)
    • State and Local Government             (Class)
    • International Business Law (Class)
    • Florida's Employment Laws                (Presentation):
    • Legal Aspect of Social Media           (Presentation):
    • Was I wrongfully terminated?              (Legal Guide)
    • Why A Student Should Use                 Wikipedia (Article)
    • Applying Boyer's Model of                 Scholarship in the Classroom Part     One (Article)
    • How to File a Charge of                     Discrimination in Florida                     (Legal Guide)
    • A Guide for Florida Employees:         Protections Under Federal and           State Laws (Legal Guide)
    • Plagiarism in College                        (Presentation)
    • Legal Aspects of Starting a New       Business(Panel Discussion)
    • Academic Rigor (Presenttion)
    • United States v. Windsor-Now that     DOMA is Unconstitutional                   (Presentation)
    • Florida Employment Law                    (Presentation)