Rebecca started her career in the field of Dependency after graduating with her Bachelors of Arts at the University of South Florida in 2003. Working in the Dependency system with children and families for 13 years gave Rebecca the experience and perseverance needed to work in the often emotionally-charged environment of Family Law as well as the ability to work efficiently in high-conflict situations. Rebecca has a deep passion for families and for the welfare of children.
Rebecca graduated Cum Laude from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in January of 2017. While at Cooley Law School, Rebecca won the Mock Trial Competition in 2014 and was a Semi-Finalist in the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division Client Counseling- Regional Competition in 2016.
Rebecca has been a member of The Florida Bar since April of 2017. Rebecca is an active member of the Women Lawyers of Pasco. Rebecca specializes in Family Law including Divorce, Child Custody, Paternity, Relocation, and Alimony issues as well Extended Guardianships and Step-Parent Adoptions. Rebecca also advocates for caregivers (foster parents, relatives, and non-relatives, alike) in the Dependency courts, allowing caregivers to have a voice and advocate for the children that have been placed with them or to be reunited with loved ones. Rebecca is well versed in Adoption Applicant Review Committee (AARC) meetings as well as Florida Statute Chapter 120 Appeals associated with AARC denials. Rebecca is a private Guardian Ad Litem in Family Law cases and takes cases at a reduced rate when necessary to ensure a family in need is able to access the services of a Guardian Ad Litem
Away from work, Rebecca is the proud mother of three children and an avid fan for her children’s sports, theater, dance, band, and other activities. Rebecca has personal experience with the complexity of divorce and co-parenting children. Rebecca can often be seen with her puppies, Finn and Ellie. Rebecca is a supporter of her local community schools, animal shelters, and team athletics.
“Not all of us can do great things, but we can all do small things with great love.” ~Mother Teresa