Rebecca Mercier Vargas

Top rated Appellate attorney in West Palm Beach, Florida

Kreusler-Walsh Vargas & Serafin
Rebecca Mercier Vargas
Kreusler-Walsh Vargas & Serafin

Practice Areas: Appellate; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1998

Education: Florida State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009, 2011

Kreusler-Walsh Vargas & Serafin

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


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 has been a member of The Florida Bar's Civil Procedure Rules Committee since July 2022.  Ms. Vargas was the co-chair of the Appellate Practice Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar from 2022 to 2023.  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


Focus areas


  • 100% Appellate

First 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
Educational Background:
  • University of Rochester, B.A., magna cum laude, 1994
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Appellate Attorney, 2005
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida Bar 's Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 7/1/22 - present, 2022
  • 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, 2022-23, 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

Office location for Rebecca Mercier Vargas

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

Phone: 561-659-5455


12 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2009, 2011

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Top 50: Women Florida Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023 Top 100: Florida Super Lawyers: 2023 Top 100: Miami Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

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