Rebecca Watkins

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Law Practice
In 2004, Rebecca joined SBH Legal; she is now a partner of the firm. Rebecca represents employers and insurers in civil litigation and workers’ compensation disputes. She defends clients before agencies such as the EEOC, BOLI, and the Workers’ Compensation Board, and before state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington.

Law Practice (continued…)

Rebecca also manages the appellate department at SBH. In addition to litigation, Rebecca enjoys consulting with employers on difficult employment decisions to help them avoid lawsuits. She regularly provides training for employers and HR professionals. Prior to beginning her law career, Rebecca worked in the cognitive research field, and with individuals with developmental and behavioral disabilities.

Professional Activities

Admitted to the Oregon State Bar; Washington State Bar; United States District Court, District of Oregon; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Current member of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel; OSB Appellate Section; OSB Labor & Employment Law Section. Past DMEC Chapter Board Legislative Member, 2011-2017

Presenter at conferences for Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries, 2009- 2019; Workers’ Compensation Board, 2018; Oregon Employer’s Counsel, 2013-2016; Oregon Law Institute, 2009-2015.


Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, J.D. (2004); Portland State University, M.S. (1999); Portland State University, B.S. (1995).


Rebecca is a native Oregonian and lives with her family in Lake Oswego.

Something you may not know about Rebecca

Favorite restaurant in Portland? Jake’s Grill

Favorite Oregon/Washington getaway place? Redmond area

Favorite NW beach? Seaside

Favorite movie? Field of Dreams