Rachel Kingrey O'Neil

Senior Counsel

Overview

Rachel Kingrey represents clients in a variety of complex litigation matters, including director, officer and shareholder disputes, fiduciary duty claims, health care business disputes, business fraud claims, breach of contract, banking and intellectual property disputes. She handles litigation matters from inception through completion, including pre-suit investigation, motion and pleading practice, discovery, mediation, settlement, trial and appeal.

Despite her many courtroom successes, Rachel is recognized for her ability to resolve client disputes prior to litigation. Clients describe Rachel as reliable and accessible, as well as an effective communicator.

Prior to joining Foley Gardere, Rachel served as law clerk to Hon. Robert L. Jones, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Volunteer, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Fellow, DAYL Foundation
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Co-Chair, DAYL Ask-A-Lawyer Committee
  • Graduate, 2012 DAYL Leadership Class
  • Mentee, 2016 DAYL DWLA Mentoring Circle

Community Involvement

  • Fellow, Leadership Arts Institute of the North Texas Business Council for the Arts
  • Member, Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professionals Program
  • Member, The Lee Park & Arlington Hall Conservancy

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine 
    • Business Litigation (2014-2018)
  • Member, Texas Verdict Hall of Fame (2013)

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, (2010)
    • Member, SMU Law Review
    • Chief, Civil Clinic
    • President, Association for Public Interest Law
    • President, Association for Law and Politics
    • Vice President, Student Bar Association
    • Moot Court Competitor, John Marshall Competition on Information and Technology
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, (2006), with high honors
    • Spanish and Latin American Studies (double major)
    • Member, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
    • Recognized, University Distinguished Scholar
    • Recognized, National Dean's List
  • A.A., New Mexico Military Institute, (2004), with highest honors

Admissions

  • Texas (2010)
  • Texas State Courts (2010)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Representative Matters

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Defended a global provider of commercial cleaning services in a franchisee litigation in California.
We helped obtain a voluntary dismissal of all claims against a national medical supplier. See DOC Development, LLC v. Jordan Reses Supply Co., LLC.
We defended a franchisor, Jani-King of Las Vegas, Inc., in a suit involving allegations of breach of a franchise agreement, obtaining dismissal for our client when the Court granted our motion to dismiss based upon enforcement of venue selection clause in