There is no such thing as a construction project without complications. Changes, disagreements, and unexpected challenges are inevitable. Rebecca helps her clients navigate these issues so they can stay focused on their core business purpose.
Rebecca assists clients facing construction and design disputes in all phases and venues, from helping them resolve small issues before they become bigger problems to full on litigation, mediation, and arbitration. She has represented contractors and design professionals in numerous multiparty construction-defect matters involving public schools, commercial developments, and high-rise condominiums. Rebecca also advises clients on OSHA-related matters, including compliance and administrative proceedings.
Her approach to her work is powered by a highly analytical and detail-oriented method. As a natural, intuitive problem solver, Rebecca organizes and prioritizes issues, is a relentless writer and in-depth researcher, and possesses the ability to isolate and focus on the most important issues. She seeks out creative solutions to complex, multifaceted problems. Often, this includes employing technology, particularly through eDiscovery, to efficiently manage and succeed in document-intensive cases.
Rebecca’s solutions typically involve translating the complex legal environment of construction disputes into the real world in which her clients do business. Distilling and illuminating a case’s strengths and weaknesses allows her clients to make better decisions in managing risk and gives them a better understanding of the best path toward reaching a resolution.
Reaching this point starts with a dive deep into the facts and issues. From there, Rebecca identifies the applicable law and breaks an intricate case into manageable, actionable segments. Working with her clients, she develops a litigation strategy that prioritizes each client’s unique goals and circumstances. While the path forward is dependent on the details of every case, Rebecca is always focused on minimizing risk, exposure, and distraction to support her client’s real priority—getting things designed and built. If she can make an issue go away without formal proceedings, she will, but when necessary, Rebecca is a highly effective, aggressive advocate in court.
Rebecca’s competitive streak extends beyond the office. She’s a supercar fanatic, and if there’s a track event such as the Formula 1 grand prix on the calendar, chances are you’ll find her out at the Circuit of the Americas. When she’s not at the track, Rebecca enjoys karting, playing tennis, practicing her golf swing at the driving range, and exploring new restaurants and other hotspots in Austin with family, friends, and her two miniature dachshunds.
- Negotiated favorable resolution on behalf of design professional in dispute relating to alleged MEP engineering design defects.
- Represented general contractor in OSHA proceeding involving scaffolding requirements, resulting in lowered severity of violation and reduction in assessed penalty.
- Obtained partial summary judgment on behalf of subcontractor in multiparty dispute involving allegations of negligence and breach of contract.
- Defended national design professional in multiparty lawsuit involving $15M+ claim for business/property loss and nine-figure claims for catastrophic personal injuries arising from pipeline explosion in West Texas resulting in favorable settlement to design professional.
- Represented architecture firm on Chapter 150 appeal involving certificate of merit, resulting in favorable settlement to architecture firm.
- Obtained full dismissal with no administrative penalties of Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (TBPELS) complaint against engineer involving foundation repair.
- Negotiated favorable pre-litigation settlement for MEP engineer in a $2M+ dispute with owner.
- Successfully represented developers in multifaceted project close-out disputes.
- Represented and obtained favorable settlement for subcontractor in arbitration proceeding against general contractor involving lien, payment dispute, and delay claim
- Negotiated favorable settlement at mediation for claims involving accessibility consultant in personal injury lawsuit.
- State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section | Member (2019-Present)
- State Bar of Texas, Texas Young Lawyers Section | Member (2019-Present)
- Austin Bar Association, Construction Law Section | Member (2019-Present)
- Austin Bar Association, Austin Young Lawyers Association | Member (2019-Present)
- J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law (2019)
- Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar
- Moot Court Honor Society
- Finalist and Best Oralist, Frank A. Schreck Moot Court Competition
- B.A., Political Science, DePaul University (2016)
Licenses & Certifications
- Supreme Court of Texas
- Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas