Rebecca Britton litigates personal injury and
wrongful death cases with Britton Law, P.A., in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She has practiced in the Fayetteville community for over 22 years. She is a former President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and serves as Vice-President/Treasurer for the Carolina Center for
Civic Education which operates the NCAJ High School Mock Trial Competition and
serves on the Board of Directors for the National High School Mock Trial
Championship. She received her
undergraduate degree with distinction from the University of Maine and her law
degree from Campbell University School of Law in 1992.
Honors and awards include: Martindale Hubbell's AV* Preeminent peer review rating,
NC Super Lawyers Top North Carolina Attorneys, 2005-2014, Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Attorneys, 2007-2009, Top 100 Trial Attorneys 2010-2014, NCAJ Charles L. Becton Teaching Award, 2011, NCATL Kelly Crabtree Award, 2002, Outstanding Women of the 20th Century, 2000.
The focus of Ms. Britton's practice is helping those who have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another. She has extensive experience litigating catastrophic personal injury claims, medical malpractice claims, auto injury claims and wrongful death claims.
Jean v. Collins, 107 F.3d 1111 (4th Cir. 1997); 155 F.3d 701(4th Cir. 1998)(en banc), vacated and remanded, ___ U.S. ___(June 1999); 221 F.3d 656 (4th Cir. 2000) (en banc). —
Case involving wrongful conviction and incarceration of United States Marine
for rape. Conviction overturned due to violation of due process of law under
Brady v. Maryland for withholding exculpatory evidence related to hypnosis of
victim and other witness. Civil suit filed for violation of civil rights. While
ultimately the Court held in there was not independent duty of officers to disclose
exculpatory evidence as a basis for a civil rights claim, Mr. Jean was ultimately
cleared by DNA evidence and recovered some compensation under North
Carolina's Innocence Protection Act. See also "The Lesly Jean Story: A Quest for
Truth, A Quest for Justice," NCATL Trial Briefs, January 2002.