Rebecca Mercier Vargas is a Board-Certified, Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent rated appellate lawyer with a focus on civil appeals and litigation support. Ms. Vargas has also been selected for inclusion in the Florida Super Lawyers since 2012 and the Rising Stars Edition in 2009 and 2011. Florida Trend Magazine has selected Ms. Vargas for inclusion in the list of the Florida Legal Elite since 2013. The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel magazine ranks Ms. Vargas as among the 2013 “Top Rated Lawyers” in Appellate Practice.
Ms. Vargas has appeared multiple times in the Florida Supreme Court and in District Courts of Appeal throughout Florida. Ms. Vargas is admitted to practice in Florida, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts, Southern and Middle Districts.
Ms. Vargas worked as a law clerk in the Florida Supreme Court and is a magna cum laude graduate of the Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida. Ms. Vargas graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester.
Ms. Vargas handles cases in a broad spectrum of practice areas, including complex commercial, medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, insurance, class actions, securities, marital and family law, probate and trust.
Bar Activities & Service
Ms. Vargas was the Chair of the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases from 2016-2017 and served that Committee since 2004. She is on the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. Ms. Vargas is a past member of the Florida Supreme Court Committee on District Court of Appeal Workload and Jurisdiction (2004-2005) and the Florida Bar Appellate Rules Committee (2001-2004), serving as Secretary for two years. She is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar and its Appellate Practice Committee. Ms. Vargas is also a member the American Inns of Court and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers.