Rachael has been trying cases in state and federal court since 2012. She loves telling her client’s side of the story, both in writing and in the courtroom. Rachael graduated law school from Wake Forest University in 2012 and practiced civil and commercial litigation at a regional law firm, the federal government, and the Office of the Kansas Attorney General. In 2017, Jim and Rachael met on opposite sides of a case, and she joined Jim at his Kansas City law firm shortly thereafter, in 2018.

Rachael and Jim co-founded Myers Longhofer in 2022. As a seasoned litigator, Rachael looks for creative solutions for her clients. She practices in medical malpractice defense, commercial and business litigation, insurance defense, and employment law. 

Significant Accomplishments

  • Included in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

  • Wake Forest Law Review, Executive Editor

  • Wake Forest Moot Court Board, Member

  • Recipient of the James F. Hoge Memorial Prize for most outstanding student writing published in the Law Review

  • North Carolina Advocate for Justice Award for exceptional trial advocacy skills

  • CALI Award Winner

Relevant Experience

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict.

Won defense verdict in wrongful death trial against an interventional radiologist when bone cement from a vertebroplasty migrated to the patient’s heart and lungs.

Dismissal of Premises Liability Claims.

Won summary judgment for bar owner in federal court in a premises liability case.

Dismissal of Lawsuit as Sanction for Improper Conduct.

Secured the dismissal of claims against her insurance company client as a sanction when plaintiff submitted fraudulent documents to the insurance company.

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict.

Won defense verdict in medical malpractice trial case against a radiologist for allegedly missing a cancerous mass in a screening mammogram.

Non-Monetary Settlement.

Settled $7.9 million trade secret case for an employee accused of misappropriating trade secrets for no monetary payment.

Protection of Employer’s Interval Investigations.

Won a significant discovery motion in federal court solidifying Kansas law regarding work product protections for employers’ internal investigations into personnel matters.


Rachael A. Doyle, Comment, Obtaining a Declaratory Judgment Under CERCLA: Should the Past Control the Future?, 46 Wake Forest L. Rev. 359 (2011).


Rachael is married with two young daughters. Rachael is devoted to championing female professionals and making sure they have a seat at the table.