Rachael Lyle


Rachael Lyle’s practice at Gilbert LLP primarily involves holding wrongdoers accountable for their role in the American opioid crisis.  This work reflects her passion for combating the institutional injustices that often exacerbate rural poverty.

Prior to relocating to Washington, D.C., Rachael worked as a Trial Attorney at the Office of the Public Defender in Montgomery, Alabama, where she represented indigent individuals facing incarceration on felony and misdemeanor charges.  Before her time as a public defender, Rachael worked as an Associate in the New York office of a historic law firm litigating labor class actions on behalf of low-income restaurant workers.

Representative Matters

  • Litigating claims against pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and retailers on behalf of state attorneys general to recover damages caused by the opioid epidemic.
  • Representing an incarcerated individual in connection with his juvenile resentencing proceedings in D.C. Superior Court and his federal parole hearing in Kentucky.


  • 2015 – J.D., Tulane University Law School
    • Member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
    • Recipient of the Clarence D. Morrow Academic Merit Scholarship
  • 2011 – B.A., New York University

Bar Memberships

  • District of Columbia
  • Alabama

Professional Affiliations and Honors

  • Member of the American Association for Justice – Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts