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.