Brainiac. Texan. Trekker. Committed to holding Big Business accountable when corporations elevate profits over safety.
In Your Shoes
Rebecca knows how you feel. She was a client of Hendler Flores Law before she joined the firm as an attorney. “When my Dad developed Mesothelioma, Hendler Flores Law represented us,” explains Rebecca. “I was struck by everyone’s skill and kindness — it was obvious that the firm really cared about our family and they got a great result for my Mom and siblings and me. It was a tough time for my family. Hendler Flores Law helped us through.”
Mesothelioma and asbestos cancer, catastrophic injury and wrongful death, civil rights litigation.
A graduate of Yale Law School, Rebecca is affectionately known as the firm’s “brainiac.” But Rebecca didn’t become a lawyer just to bury her head in the books. Her interest is in achieving justice for regular people notwithstanding how much Congress is influenced by powerful corporations that care more about profits than safety.
Rebecca’s passion for protecting the rights of working men and women is reflected in her work experience before joining Hendler Flores Law:
- Legal aid lawyer and public defender at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
- Civil rights attorney fighting to protect the Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel at the Texas Fair Defense Project
- Public Citizen Litigation Group
- Democracy 21
- Texas House of Representatives, Office of Representative Elliott Naishtat
- U.S. House of Representatives, aide to Congressman Lloyd Doggett
Strong Family / Strong Community
When she’s not working on behalf of the firm’s clients, Rebecca’s priorities lie with her family and her community. She serves as Chair of the City of Austin Public Safety Commission and is a long-time member of Austin’s Citizen Review Panel, the citizen oversight board charged with reviewing police misconduct.
In her free time, Rebecca and her partner, Shahin, and their son, Nima, enjoy hiking and camping in the beautiful back country of Central Texas and beyond.
HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS
- Yale Law Journal, Member
- State Bar of Texas
- Admitted to practice in the following courts:
- U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
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