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Rebecca F Emmons

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Rebecca F. Emmons, Esq. was born in State College, Pennsylvania and has been a resident of Florida since 1999. She and her husband, Brad, first lived in Hollywood but moved to Vero Beach in 2003, where she became the first female partner of a boutique law firm since its inception in the mid-1970's.  She is currently a partner at the lawfirm Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver, P.L.  Her law practice focuses on real estate, estate planning and probate, corporate law and tax exempt law.  Prior to moving to Vero Beach, she practiced in the tax department of the Miami offices of Holland & Knight, LLP. She obtained her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Cleveland Marshall College of law and is licensed to practice in both Ohio (1999) and Florida (2000).

Rebecca presently serves on the Board of Directors of (i) Indian River Impact 100, where she is the current President; (ii) Indian River Community Foundation; and (iii) the Indian River County Real Property Council. She and her husband have two children, Morgan (13) and Jacob (10).

She has been a licensed title insurance agent with Attorney's Title Fund Services since 2008 and in 2015 served as a panel speaker at The Fund 51st Annual Fund Assembly on the topic of Residential Real Estate Closing Disputes.



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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
  2. Wills: 30%
  3. Business: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver, P.L.

2101 Indian River Boulevard
Suite 200
Vero Beach, FL, 32960


FLMember in Good Standing200001/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nominee, Woman of the YearJunior League of Indian River2015
Top 40 Under 40Vero Life Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver, P.L.2016 - 2016
PartnerStewart, Evans, Stewart & Emmons, PA2009 - 2016
AssociateStewart & Evans, PA2003 - 2008
AssociateHolland & Knight LLP1999 - 2003
ConsultantErnst & Young, LLP1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indian River Community FoundationDirector2014 - Present
Indian River Impact 100Director2010 - Present
Attorney's Title Insurance FundAgent2008 - Present
Indian River County Real Property CouncilDirector2007 - Present
Children' Home Society Treasure Coast DivisionDirector2006 - 2013
Indian River County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Florida BarMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Catambay v. Weltman, et al.Plaintiff foreclosed, took back the property and obtained a deficiency judgment.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Medical BusinessNavigating the Closing and Selling of a Medical Practice2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Clarion University of PennsylvaniaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
51st Fund AssemblyClosing Disputes2015
Realtor PresentationRepresenting the Seller in Short-Sales2010
Indian River County Real Property CouncilThe New Florida Realtors/Florida Bar Contract2010
Realtor PresentationRESPA Reform2009
Realtor PresentationNotable Differences between the FAR and FAR/BAR2008
Monthly LunchQualified Domestic Relations Orders2008
Indian River Country Real Property CouncilFAR-BAR Contract Prepartion2008
Indian River County Real Property CouncilHurricanes: Legal Issues Affecting Real Estate2004