Rebecca M. Lightle
Rebecca Lightle focuses her practice on general commercial and employment litigation. Before joining Eckert Seamans, Rebecca provided counsel to employers litigating a variety of federal and state claims, with a focus on law enforcement agencies and other public entities defending against claims of employment discrimination.
Prior to beginning private practice, Rebecca served as a certified legal intern for the Employment Litigation Division of the Florida Office of the Attorney General. She also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Lori S. Rowe at the Florida First District Court of Appeal; the Honorable Sharon L. Ovington at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; and the Honorable Dawn Caloca-Johnson at the Second Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.
News and Insights
- “Letting the (Service) Dogs In: Where Public Safety and Anti-Discrimination Laws Meet,” co-author, Modern Restaurant Management, March 2017.
- “What you should know about that dog flying in the seat behind you,” co-author, The Washington Post, December 27, 2016.
- “Balancing National Security Policy: Why Congress Must Assert Its Constitutional Check on Executive Power,” Florida State University Law Review, 2014.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
J.D., magna cum laude, Florida State University College of Law, 2014; Articles Editor, Florida State University Law Review; Articles & Notes Editor, Journal of Transnational Law & Policy
M.A. in international relations, Ohio State University, 2008
B.A. in English and political Science, cum laude, Case Western Reserve University, 2004