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Rebecca Grace Lewallen Kagin

Discrimination Attorney at Petaluma, CA

4.9   17 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 17 years
    Oregon - OR 19 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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I am passionate about offering personalized service to each of my clients. 
I ensure that I approach each case with a fresh perspective, listening to my clients and working to achieve their unique goals.

Location

Burrell Kagin Law LLP
11 Western Avenue
Petaluma, CA, 94952
Rebecca Grace Lewallen Kagin
180 Grand Avenue
Suite 1300
Oakland, CA, 94612
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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Gina | July 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!
I cannot speak more highly of Rebecca and her team. Not only is she straightforward in terms of expected outcomes, but she is personable, compassionate, and very knowledgeable. She represents clients from the heart, is very smart, and is a go-getter. Highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Effective and compassionate
I hired Rebecca after consulting with at least 5 other employment lawyers in the Bay Area. She was highly recommended and wonderful to work with. She helped me successfully navigate a separation from a hostile company. She was instrumental in setting expectations, prioritizing, navigating communication with bad faith counterparts, and ultimately securing a reasonable outcome. Throughout she remained compassionate, focused, and responsive. I could not recommend her more highly.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2021
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Professional and Respectful
Reaching out to see legal guidance is not always an easy endeavor; usually it comes at a time of immense sadness and uncertainty. Rebecca immediately put me at ease with her compassion, respect and genuine interest in helping me find a reasonable resolution.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2019
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Educator & Spiritual Director
Rebecca is an incredible lawyer and an inspiring person. She took my case and helped me find my way through a very difficult departure from my work place. In addition to her excellent knowledge and intelligence in legal matters she related to my husband and I with such kindness, humility, and compassionate listening. I strongly recommend Rebecca Kagin.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2019
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A Fighter for the Underdog with a Clear Sense of Right and Wrong
I consulted with Rebecca on my case of termination with my company and was astounded by her knowledge of how to best focus my efforts in moving towards finding the right person for the job. While Rebecca's schedule didn't line up exactly with mine, her expertise in helping me find the right way forward on consultation has been invaluable. She has an open and compassionate ear for people stuck in terrible situations, and her reputation extended to a network of AAA lawyers that were able to step up and move forward with me towards a positive resolution. I'm incredibly thankful to have met Ms. Kagin, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for any case you might be struggling with.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2019
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Excellent Lawyer
Rebecca, was incredibly helpful to me in many ways. I’m so happy I hired her and so happy with the results. She’s incredibly understanding, sympathetic and determined to help her clients. Thank you for everything, I felt incredibly greatful to work with such a knowledgeable lawyer.
Posted by Lynn | September 15, 2016
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Highly Recommended
Rebecca helped me navigate a crazy legal situation during what turned out to be one of the most difficult times in my life. She was professional, available, and extremely helpful. Without her legal guidance, I would have been completely lost and bulldozed by a system not set up to protect employee rights. I would absolutely refer her to friends and family, and if ever in a similar situation would call her immediately. Thank you for everything you did Rebecca!!! Words cannot express how thankful I am that I had you in my corner!!
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Posted by Rachel | June 1, 2016
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Knows the Law & Will Fight For You
With 72 hours to decide if I take a severance or fight a wrongful termination, Rebecca listened to my story with a combination of compassion, sympathy, and outrage on my behalf. While feeling truly heard and empathized with, Rebecca took the time to probe, clearly asking the right questions to assess the strength of my legal case, knowing that the decision to sign or not to sign would have a big impact on my life in the next year. The questions, the caring, and outlining the potential claims in layman’s terms immediately told me this was someone with expertise in the field of employment law, and more importantly, someone who believed in the importance of protecting employees’ rights. And throughout the course of our time working on the case, Rebecca’s strength as an advocate, lawyer, and caring person were proven again and again. Her dedication to her craft was evident through the time she spent with me on the phone, the drive to make sure we were taking the best angle for the case, going to educational and networking events, advocating for employment rights, and meeting with other employment law attorneys to stay at the top of her profession. I always felt like I was in the best hands, the advice I received was thorough and based in the hard evidence of the case and current employment law trends. Most importantly, I could leave it in her hands without having to second guess whether she was on top of what needed to be done. She provided me updates, kept the case going despite a slow-moving opposing counsel, and took the pressure and stress off my hands. Rebecca, as nice as she is to her clients, is a force to be reckoned with when negotiating. Non-nonsense, tough, strategic, and knows when to play which card. I appreciated that she communicated with me throughout the process, helping me identify a goal number and then providing progress updates on where my employer was, and what their responses likely meant. It helped me understand when to make the call to stop and why, and to feel satisfied with the outcome. Wrongful termination can be emotional, and it was a relief to find someone who understood why – the hard work I had put in, the loss of income, the fear and uncertainty of the future, and anger and frustration. And even better? That person knows the law and can fight for you!
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Posted by Diane | December 13, 2015
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Rebecca Kagin Resolves Difficult Work Related Issues
Facing mediation, and or a trial, is very stressful. I was very fortunate to find Rebecca at a very low point in my life after I lost my job. She provided reassurance with her expertise in labor disputes, and professionalism. I was very pleased with how she kept me informed at all times of the status of my case. Rebecca is quick to think on her feet, and thorough. I was very pleased to have her represent me.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2015
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clear, kinda and responsive
I hired Rebecca to review a severance agreement after being laid off. Beyond having great advice and helping me frame my response to certain terms, she was kind, genuine and highly responsive throughout the whole process. Couldn't have asked for better counsel during a challenging time.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
An Exceptional Advocate
Rebecca Kagin has the mind of an investigator, the tenacity of a reporter and the heart of a fighter, all of which she used with expert ability in representing my interests in my separation from a former employer. Upon engaging her to review the agreement offered by my employer, she thoroughly examined the document, requested all of the information that I had relating to my employment and was subsequently able to identify several instances in which this employer might not only have engaged in discriminatory practices, but significant violations in wage and labor laws. What I most enjoyed about working with Rebecca is that I truly felt as if I was working WITH her. In such an adversarial process, it was helpful to have someone be genuinely on my side. She took the time to explain my options, answer my questions, was open to my suggestions and ideas and ultimately encouraged me to do what I felt was best for me to be able to move past an unpleasant situation. For this I am exceedingly grateful. I cannot praise Rebeeca Kagin highly enough for the skill tenacity with which she represented my interests and I would enthusiastically encourage anyone needing legal representation for an employment matter to contact her first.
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Posted by Patrick | August 27, 2015
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Thank you Rebecca!!
I feel very fortunate that I connected with Rebecca for my case! I moved to CA from the east coast to manage a business near Petaluma. My relationship with the business owner was strained when several employment laws were broken, including a wrongful termination. Rebecca helped me amicably negotiate a favorable separation agreement with the business owner. Rebecca was tremendously dedicated to the negotiation process. I admire her communication skills and felt so fortunate to have her on my side. Thank you Rebecca!!
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Posted by Joshua | June 30, 2015
Excellent Trustworthy Attorney!
Rebecca helped me work through a Separation Agreement as part of my termination from my former employer and she made a difficult and emotional project very easy. She is very easy to talk to and communicates clearly with respect to advocating appropriately for her client. Her vast experience was clearly evident very early into our initial conversation. I would absolutely refer her to my friends and family.
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Posted by Karen | June 18, 2015
Highly recommended!
I highly recommend Rebecca as a lawyer you can trust. She is very thorough, researching and finding facts that are helpful to the case. Always very compassionate, but at the same time gives you the hard facts that aren't always easy to hear. I am blessed to have found her and am very greatfull for Rebecca's help and guidance during a very difficult time in my life.
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Posted by Karen | June 11, 2015
Hire her
I highly recommend Rebecca and would hire her all over again!!!! She believed in me and kept searching to find the best way to move forward. She is the reason I feel great now and can close that sad chapter in my life! She was very easy to work with and I alway felt I could contact her with anything. I had not been treated fairly and she validated my feelings and treated me like a human being.
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Posted by Debbie | June 11, 2015
Wronged women
It is my pleasure to recommend Rebecca Kagin. It was a very sad and depressing time for me when I first met her. From the very beginning she believed in us and was determined to write the wrong that had been done. I believed she did that and more and for that she will for always be in my debt.
Posted by Jose | June 10, 2015
Very happy with her service
Before talking to Rebecca, I was lost in the legal world. But after finding her, I felt better for finding justice for my situation. She is a great individual and lawyer. She never gave up on my case, and she was always available to answer any questions I had. I am very happy with the outcome and I would definitely recommend Rebecca for anyone who needs a lawyer.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Burrell Kagin Law LLP
  • 2024 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Rebecca G. Kagin
  • 2011 - 2023
  • Attorney
  • Boxer Gerson
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Lawless & Lawless
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of California - Santa Cruz
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Petaluma Educational Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Mary Ellen Krug Scholarship
  • Labor and Employment Section of the King County Bar Association
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Advocating for Essential Workers During the Pandemic
  • 2021
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Thriving as a Solo or Small Practice
  • 2019
  • Private Office Event
  • The Basics of Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Labor Law Workshop
  • Labor and Employment Law Basics
  • 2013
  • Happy Hour Series
  • The Basics of Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • CELA Diversity Summit
  • Overcoming Bias
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Rebecca on a number of cases. She is an outstanding attorney, who is incredibly compassionate towards her clients. I recommend her without hesitation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rebecca is a friendly and professional attorney with broad knowledge in the areas of employment law and trusts and estates. She is an experienced litigator and a zealous advocate for her clients, I would highly recommend her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rebecca is a skilled attorney in labor and employment and a great asset to our legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rebecca Kagin is an accomplished advocate for employees and a savvy advisor to employers. I have worked with Rebecca on dozens of cases over the past ten years. She is smart, persistent, perceptive and responsible. And a joy to work with. She has my highest endorsement."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Rebecca Kagin for high quality representation on labor and work-related legal issues."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rebecca Kagin is a passionate advocate who works tirelessly to make sure her clients obtain the best result possible."
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Petaluma Discrimination Lawyer Rebecca Grace Lewallen Kagin
Rebecca Grace Lewallen Kagin
Discrimination Attorney
Petaluma, CA
Licensed for 19 years
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