Rebecca Reed

Rebecca Reed

San Diego, California

Rebecca Reed brings years of experience in business and real estate litigation experience to the firm, having represented clients in State and Federal Courts in California and Washington State. In 2015, San Diego Business Journal named her "Best of the Bar." Rebecca is a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and a member of the Lawyers Club of San Diego where she served as Committee Chair (2014-2015), Co-Chair of the Equality Action Committee (2013-2014) and Golf Committee Co-Chair (2012-2013). She has also served as a past Advisory Board Member for the University of Washington - Children's Response Center.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Trust and Probate Litigation
  • Construction Defects and Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Land Use Litigation and Disputes
  • Contract Dispute

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • Washington, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2014
  • University of Nantes, Nantes, France
    • Major: International Sale of Goods
  • College of Law of England and Wales, England
    • Major: European Competition Law
  • Vanguard University
    • B.A. - 2000

Published Works

  • Shifting Expert Fees in Contract Litigation, ABTL Report, Fall, 2016

Representative Clients

  • As trial counsel for Plaintiff in breach of contract and fraud litigation, prevailed on all claims at trial resulting in a full compensatory damages award and punitive damages findings
  • As lead counsel for Plaintiff, obtained a $2.3 million judgment on summary judgment for breach of contract following a prejudgment writ of attachment on a $2 million property
  • As trial counsel for Plaintiffs in breach of fiduciary duty litigation, prevailed on claims resulting in a substantial damages award for Plaintiffs
  • Defended premises liability/wrongful death case against a trust resulting in a judgment in favor of Defendant on all claims
  • As trial counsel, successfully defended Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act claim involving the transfer of shares of stock in a corporation and real property. As Respondent’s appellate counsel, defeated appeal of summary adjudication of Defendant’s wrongful attachment claim
  • As lead attorney, prosecuted breach of contract case involving a $1.6 million aircraft. Obtained a $700,000 judgment on summary judgment
  • Successfully defended corporation against an employee’s breach of contract claim for which he sought ownership in the corporation
  • As counsel for corporation, successfully prosecuted breach of contract claims resulting in a full compensatory damages award, including attorneys’ fees and costs
  • As Respondent’s appellate counsel, defeated appeal in a fraud and financial elder abuse case
  • As Appellant’s counsel, successfully appealed trial court’s summary judgment in favor of municipality in a police pursuit case resulting in the death of an innocent motorist

Honors and Awards

  • Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal, 2015 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL), Member
  • Lincoln Club of San Diego, Member
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, Committee Chair, 2014 - 2015
  • Equality Action Committee, Co-Chair, 2013 - 2014
  • Golf Committee, Co-Chair, 2012 - 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past Advisory Board Member, University of Washington – Children’s Response Center