Rachael K. Kelley


Rachael Kelley is an associate attorney with Shoecraft Burton, LLP and has been with the firm since starting as a post-bar clerk in 2013.  Rachael’s experience includes defending both insurance companies as well as agents/brokers in various litigation matters, including coverage issues, bad faith, breach of contract, and professional liability. Rachael’s keen attention to detail as well as her investigative and inquisitive nature helps her to quickly identify potentially fraudulent insurance claims. Rachael also handles various regulatory and corporate matters on behalf of the firm’s corporate clients.  Since starting with the firm, Rachael has participated in a jury trial which settled before verdict and has achieved favorable resolution for her clients via pretrial motion practice and alternative dispute resolution.

Practice Areas

  • Insurance coverage
  • Insurance litigation
  • Premise liability

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California, 2014


  • JD, California Western School of Law, 2013
  • BA, University of Arizona, History, 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • San Diego County Bar Association

Community Service

Prior to working with Shoecraft Burton, Rachael devoted the majority of her time assisting victims of domestic violence with various legal matters. To that end, she has volunteered with the San Diego County YWCA, the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, and the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program.