About Rebecca

I live in Richmond, Virginia with my husband and two children, by way of Washington, New York, Ohio, and Florida. I’m a lawyer admitted to practice in Virginia state and federal courts and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. I love running, pianos, bourbon, scarves, long pasta, and all shades of pink.

Special interests: U.S. courts, foreign policy, civil rights, employment law & policy, cognition, feminist theory, self-driving vehicles, and universal basic income. Teams: Buckeyes, Seahawks, Tribe, Cavs, Lebron, New York pizza, introverts, Apple, and Oxford comma.

Past gigs: Research assistant and foreign relations instructor at Ohio State, stay-at-home parent, and law student. I interned with state and federal judges and the Florida Attorney General’s Office. After I earned my law degree and license, I joined a boutique labor & employment firm in Florida. In 2015, my husband accepted a faculty appointment at Virginia Commonwealth University, and I expanded my practice to general commercial litigation at a firm in downtown Richmond.

Most recently, I was the Opinion Editor at Virginia Lawyers Weekly. I curated and summarized daily opinions from Virginia state and federal courts, wrote articles, and flagged legal stories for our news team. After my position became another casualty of corporate downsizing across the newspaper industry in 2018, I created Evening Docket to keep my finger on the pulse of Virginia’s courts and to host my writing.

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