01. Background & Biography
Rebekah DeHaven is an associate at Zavos Juncker Law Group, PLLC. Rebekah began her path toward a legal career by graduating magna cum laude from Randolph-Macon College in 2008. She received her Bachelor’s degree in both Sociology and Political Science, with a minor in Spanish. During her undergraduate studies, Rebekah participated in a study abroad program in Johannesburg, South Africa, interned on Capitol Hill, and was a fellow in the college’s Shapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship, working with Central American migrants to better understand barriers to their incorporation into the local community and instructing English classes.
Following graduation, Rebekah went on to work at the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C., assisting the legislative and in-house counsel attorneys on a range of issues, as well as being detailed to work on several political campaigns. This cemented Rebekah’s desire to attend law school and to use the law to impact issues of social justice and equality.
At Berkeley Law, Rebekah interned in the East Bay Community Law Clinic (EBCLC), representing clients from the Health Clinic and through a Medical-Legal Partnership with a local hospital. Rebekah also represented clients through the California Asylum Representation Clinic, interned at the Youth Law Center, and participated in Berkeley’s International Human Rights Law Clinic by reporting on the United States’ failure to meet its obligations to minority communities in California’s Central Valley under the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Rebekah also served as co-president of the law school’s chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and was a member of the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, the Queer Caucus at Berkeley Law, the Berkeley Law Foundation, and Berkeley Law Students for Economic and Environmental Justice.
Following law school, Rebekah continued her advocacy and policy work as the Associate Director of Strategic Engagement at the American Constitution Society, advocating for a healthy and robust federal judiciary, and then as the Senior Attorney and Director of Humane Law & Policy at Alley Cat Allies, working in the field of animal rights.
Although passionate about policy and advocacy work, Rebekah felt the desire to transition into private practice and bring her past experience and perspective to bear on individual clients’ cases. In this time of rapid social and technological change, Rebekah enjoys working with clients to help them secure and protect their families, be it through adoption, assisted-reproductive technology, and/or robust estate planning to ensure that clients’ needs are met and that all families are equally protected.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- District of Columbia
- Berkeley Law, University of California at Berkeley
- J.D. – 2013
- Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia
- B.A. – 2008, magna cum laude
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- Maryland State Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar
02. Appointments & Honors
- Co-President, Berkeley Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
- Member, Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice
- Member, Queer Caucus at Berkeley Law
- Member, Berkeley Law Foundation
- Member, Berkeley Law Students for Economic and Environmental Justice