Rebecca Eaton

Background

Rebecca is an aggressive litigator who has assisted clients with challenging and complicated litigation matters since 2007.  Rebecca’s strategy in litigation is always focused on the best interests of the client.  While she recognizes that negotiating a resolution is sometimes best for the client, she is not afraid of a fight.  Rebecca is meticulous in her preparation, placing the client in the best position for success at every stage of litigation.

Awards, Recognitions, and Community Service

  • Named a 2017 Texas Rising Star, which is an honor recognized by Super Lawyers, a Thomson-Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly
  • Named a “Top Attorney” in Tarrant County in Civil Litigation by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (2011-2017)
  • Named “Volunteer of the Year” by Tarrant County Bar Foundation for her work with the Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans Program (2013)
  • Director, Tarrant County Bar Foundation (2107-2018)
  • Co-Chair, Fellows Committee, Tarrant County Bar Foundation (2018)
  • Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation
  • Secretary, Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, American Inns of Court (2017-2018)
  • Barrister, Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, American Inns of Court (2016-2018)
  • Chair, Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans, Tarrant County Chapter (2016)

Areas of Practice

Rebecca has represented clients in a variety of civil litigation matters including:

  • Business and shareholder disputes
  • Employment matters, including covenants not to compete, discrimination claims, unemployment claims, and contract disputes
  • Securities litigation
  • Copyright infringement
  • Deceptive trade practice claims
  • Federal False Claims Act claims
  • Malpractice claims
  • Probate and trust disputes, including will contests, marriage contests, and complicated trust disputes
  • Condemnations
  • Oil and gas matters
  • Secondary and Post-secondary school matters, including regulatory compliance; administrative actions involving the Texas Workforce Commission and the Department of Education; criminal investigations involving the Department of Justice; False Claims Act litigation involving student loans and grants; claims of sex and race discrimination by students and educators; and claims related to falsification of student records

Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association
Tarrant County Bar Association
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
Half-Marathon Runner/Volunteer, Team in Training (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)
Soccer Coach, YMCA Youth Soccer Team

Publications & Presentations

Presenter, Unemployment Claims at Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans CLE on 2015.

Presenter, Rogue Employees, How to Prevent the Rats from Sinking Your Ship, Whitaker Chalk City Club Luncheon, 2013

Presenter, Fiduciary Duties Owed by Nonprofit Directors and Officers, 2012 Tarrant County Nonprofit Pro Bono Summit

Presenter, Having Your Cake and Condemning it Too: When Asserting the Power of Eminent Domain Constitutes Breach of an Oil and Gas Lease, Real Estate Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association

Co-Author, Having Your Cake and Condemning it Too: When Asserting the Power of Eminent Domain Constitutes Breach of an Oil and Gas Lease, 17 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. 201 (2010)

Co-Author, White Paper on Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Texas, December 19, 2008

Author, Escape Denied: The Gretna Bridge and the Government's Armed Blockade in the Wake of Katrina, 13 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. 127 (2006)

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Texas Wesleyan School of Law (2007) . Staff Member, Texas Wesleyan Law Review. Teacher Assistant, Legal Writing and Analysis. Research Assistant, Gender and the Law.  Member, Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Honor Fraternity. Vice-President, Student Bar Association.
  • B.A., Southwestern University (1998) Psychology, Sociology.

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Texas Bar (2007)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (2011)
7/11/17

Whitaker Chalk proudly announces 29 of 36 attorneys selected as “2017 Top Attorneys”

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC proudly announces 29 of our 36 attorneys have been selected as "2017 Top Attorneys in Tarrant...
10/17/16

Rebecca K. Eaton has been selected as a 2017 Texas Rising Star

Rebecca K. Eaton has been selected to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars list by the Texas Super Lawyers magazine.  This...
11/2/15

Rebecca Eaton named a “Barrister” of the Mahon Inn of Court

Rebecca Eaton has been named a “Barrister” of the Mahon Inn of Court, American Inns of Court for the 2015-17...
6/5/15

Rebecca Eaton has been invited to become a Barrister of the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court

Rebecca Eaton has been invited by the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court to become a Barrister of the Inn....
2/1/14

Rebecca Eaton Named Volunteer of the Year by Tarrant County Bar Foundation

Rebecca Eaton has been named Volunteer of the Year by Tarrant County Bar Foundation. She received the award in recognition...