Rebecca Mercier Vargas

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Top Rated Appellate Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

Kreusler-Walsh Vargas & Serafin
 | 501 South Flagler Drive, Suite 503
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-659-5455
Fax: 561-820-8762
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009, 2011
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate
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    Rebecca Mercier Vargas is a member of Kreusler-Walsh Vargas & Serafin, P.A., a Florida appellate law firm with extensive experience in appeals and litigation support at both the state and federal levels. Ms. Vargas’ practice emphasizes civil appeals and litigation support involving complex commercial, medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, class action, insurance, marital and family law, and probate and trust law issues.

    Before joining the firm, Ms. Vargas worked as a law clerk at the Florida Supreme Court. In the years since, she has routinely argued the merits of her clients’ cases in appellate courts throughout Florida. She is admitted to practice in Florida state courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle districts of Florida.

    Ms. Vargas is Board Certified as a specialist in appellate practice by The Florida Bar. She also holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has received numerous other honors and awards. She was the Chair of the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases from 2016 through 2017.  Ms. Vargas is on the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.  In addition, she  is a member of several professional organizations, including the Florida Association of Women Lawyers.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Appellate
    Focus Areas



    Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2009, 2011

    Certificates and Credentials

    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Rebecca Vargas

    Admitted: 1998, Florida

    Professional Webpage:


    • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Chambers USA Guide, ranked as a notable practitioner in Litigation: Appellate-Florida, 2013-2016, and listed as an Up and Coming Attorney in Florida Appellate Litigation, 2010-2012  , Litigation: Appellate-Florida, Chambers USA Guide, 2010
    • Order of the Coif. Recipient, Florida State University College of Law Outstanding Service Award, 1998

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Florida Bar Board Certified Appellate Attorney, 2005

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Vice Chair, Appellate Practice Section of Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2001 - 2002
    • Palm Beach County Florida Association of Women Lawyers, 2000 - Present
    • Reporter, Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases, 2003 - 2006
    • Florida
    • U.S. District Courts, Southern and Middle Districts
    • Craig S. Bernard Chapter American Inns of Court, 2001 - Present
    • Tallahassee Women Lawyers, 1998 - 2000
    • Chair, Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases, 2016 - 2017, Vice Chair 2014-2016, Member, 2007 - 2017, Reporter 2004 - 2006.
    • Chair, Appellate Practice Committee, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2002 - 2004
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
    • Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2000 - Present
    • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, 1998 - Present
    • Secretary, Appellate Rules Committee, The Florida Bar, 2002 - 2004, and Member, Appellate Rules Committee, The Florida Bar, 2001-2004 
    • Member, Florida Supreme Court Committee on District Court of Appeal Workload and Jurisdiction, 2004 - 2005

    Educational Background:

    • University of Rochester, B.A., magna cum laude, 1994
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    Office Location for Rebecca Mercier Vargas

    501 South Flagler Drive
    Suite 503
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

    Phone: 561-659-5455

    Fax: 561-820-8762

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