Florida State University College of Law, magna cum laude, J.D.
University of Rochester, magna cum laude, B.A.
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- Florida State Courts
Rebecca Mercier Vargas is a Board-Certified, Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent rated appellate lawyer with a focus on civil appeals and trial 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.
Ms. Vargas has appeared multiple times in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Florida Supreme Court and in District Courts of Appeal. 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.
Ms. Vargas chaired the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases from 2016-2017 and has served on 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).
Florida Supreme Court on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases (2004-2017)
- Chair (2016-2017)
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. (2012-present)
- Board of Directors
Florida Supreme Court Committee on District Court of Appeal Workload and Jurisdiction(2004-2005)
Florida Bar Appellate Rules Committee (2001-2004)
Palm Beach County Bar Appellate Practice Committee (2001-present)
Florida Association of Women Lawyers (1998-present)
Florida Super Lawyers
- Rising Stars (2009 & 2011)
Florida Trend Magazine
- Florida’s Legal Elite (2012-present)
Litigation Counsel Of America
- Fellow (Since September, 2018)