Rebecca’s work has always emphasized complex civil litigation with a particular emphasis on the defense of medical and professional negligence claims against physicians and other health care providers. She has also handled medical device and product liability claims. Rebecca has successfully defended health care providers in claims concerning timeliness of cancer diagnosis, proper interpretation of radiology studies, proper management of labor and delivery and many other areas. A major area of practice is the representation of health care providers involved in licensing matters. Rebecca has successfully tried over 60 civil jury trials.
In 2012, Rebecca was named a Fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers. Rebecca has an AV peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell. She has also been selected a Super Lawyer every year since 2004 by Washington Law & Politics, which also described Rebecca as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in the state. She was featured in the 2011 Annual Super Lawyers publication and in 2007, Seattle Metropolitan magazine recognized Rebecca as one of the top five Seattle Lawyers in the field of medical malpractice. Rebecca was the President of the American Board of Trial Advocates for Washington State in 2009, and remains an active member.
After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Kansas in 1980, Rebecca attended law school at Cornell University. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.Rebecca has been invited to speak at numerous seminars for health care providers and legal seminars on topics related to her areas of practice. She is a member of ABOTA, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Washington Health Care Risk Management Society, the Washington State Association for Justice (formerly WSTLA) and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers.
Rebecca’s hobbies include reading, tennis and cooking, but her true passion is her family.