Rebecca Mercier Vargas

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Top Rated Appellate Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

Kreusler-Walsh, Vargas & Serafin, P.A.
 | 501 South Flagler Drive, Suite 503
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-659-5455
Fax: 561-820-8762
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009, 2011
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate
Attorney Profile

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.

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Appellate (100%): Appeals

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019 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:


  • 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
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • 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:

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

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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Last Updated: 2/20/2019

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