Rebecca K. Eaton
Extension x 501
Location Dallas-Fort Worth
Specialty Litigation, Corporate & Transactional, Healthcare, Labor & Employment
Admission to Practice Texas, U.S. Northern District of Texas, U.S. Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Rebecca K. Eaton

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Rebecca Eaton’s practice focuses on serving the unique legal and business needs of clients in the healthcare industry. Rebecca enjoys helping healthcare clients solve problems, which typically involves assisting clients navigate legal and regulatory risks so that they can achieve their business goals. She obtained her J.D. from Texas Wesleyan School of Law, now known as Texas A&M University School of Law.

Rebecca represents healthcare providers and entities in a variety of business, employment, and regulatory matters. Her experience includes structuring complex transactions and business arrangements; drafting employment agreements, noncompete covenants, confidentiality provisions, and employment policies; managing regulatory risks; resolving pre-litigation employment, business, and shareholder disputes; and representing providers in administrative proceedings, including hearings before the Texas Medical Board.

Prior to joining KMD, Rebecca was a business litigator for fifteen (15) years, representing clients in business and commercial litigation matters in state and federal court, administrative proceedings, and arbitration. She litigated business and contract actions; employment disputes; trade secret and noncompete lawsuits; director and shareholder disputes; fiduciary duty litigation; fraudulent transfers claims; high-asset trust and estate disputes; and document-intensive and technical discovery and evidentiary matters, including protocols for e-discovery and forensic examinations of computers and mobile devices.

Currently, Rebecca serves as Chair of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation, a charitable organization established to provide legal services to Veterans and indigent community members and to fund community service projects. Additionally, she is helping to plan the Foundation’s second “Justice for All” Gala which is expected to be held in November 2022.

In her spare time, Rebecca trains for triathlons and other endurance events. In 2019 she completed Ironman 70.3 Texas and Ironman 70.3 Waco. She is currently training for the Bike MS Roundup Ride, a 2-day, 150-mile ride beginning in Frisco, Texas and ending at Panther Island in Fort Worth. She also enjoys down time with her two Covid-adopted Bichon pups, Oscar and Disco.

Rebecca is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is based in the Dallas-Fort Worth office of Kearney, McWilliams & Davis, PLLC.

 

Education
  • J.D., 2007, Texas Wesleyan School of Law (Texas A&M University School of Law)
    • 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., Psychology and Sociology, 1988, Southwestern University
    • NCAA Division III Soccer
Prior Experience
  • Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC, Member/Attorney
Admissions to Practice
  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Awards, Recognitions, and Community Service
  • Named Top Attorney in Civil Litigation, Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, 2023
  • Named Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Named Top Attorney in Civil Litigation, Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, 2011 – 2021
  • Named Top Attorney, 360 West Magazine, 2017 – 2021
  • Received the Chair’s Award, Tarrant County Bar Foundation, 2017
  • Named Volunteer of the Year, Tarrant County Bar Foundation, 2013
  • Chair, Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Present
  • Director, Tarrant County Bar Foundation, 2017 – 2021
  • Secretary, Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, American Inns of Court, 2017 – 2018
  • Chair, Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans – Tarrant County Chapter, 2015 – 2016
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