Lawyer Image

Rebecca E. Shope

Partner, Diversity Committee Co-Chair
1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604


Marilyn Brockman

A natural litigator, Rebecca concentrates her practice in the areas of labor and employment, litigation, and family law. She represents private and public entities in a variety of litigation, internal investigations, risk management, and traditional labor matters, such as defending employers in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and wrongful discharge disputes. In addition to litigating, Rebecca also assists employers in navigating complex employment laws and regulations. A proactive counselor, she seeks to develop a deep understanding of her clients’ businesses to help anticipate and prevent workplace disputes before they arise.

On the family law side of her practice, Rebecca represents clients in divorce and child custody matters. Her training in collaborative divorce law matters, paired with her connections to the judges in Northwest Ohio, lend to her familiarity and comfort when going to court.

In addition to having a busy law practice, Rebecca enjoys supporting the Toledo community and spending time with her husband and two children.


  • Ohio State Bar Association, Excellence in Employment and Labor Law
  • Ohio Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2014 - 2019
  • Heidelberg University, 2017 Young Alumni Achievement Award
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2017 Toledo Woman of the Year
  • 20 Under 40 Leadership Award
  • Toledo Business Journal, "Who's Who in Toledo Area Law"

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Women's Bar Association, Women's Advocacy Committee; Salute to Judiciary Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Inns of Court, Morrison R. Wait Chapter, Associate Member
  • ABLE/LAWO, Emerging Leaders Council
  • EPIC, Chair, 2018; Vice Chair, 2016-2017; Advisory Council Member, 2015
  • ProMedica Toledo Hospital Foundation Board, 2018
  • Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, Trustee, 2018
  • Advisory Group, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2014-2017
  • Harbor House, Advisory Board Member
  • Heidelberg Fellows Advisory Council, Past President 
  • Junior League of Toledo, Board Secretary, 2016
  • PRIZM, Advisory Board Member
  • The Toledo Club, Past Board Member and Secretary
  • Toledo MDA Summer Kick-Off, Co-Chair 2013
  • Toledo Opera Association, past Trustee

News Releases



Events and Presentations

Alternate biographies



  • J.D., cum laude, The University of Toledo College of Law, 2008
  • B.S., summa cum laude, Heidelberg College, 2003

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 2008
  • Michigan, 2015
  • United States District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2009
  • United States District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2011
  • United States District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2011
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2016



2019 Rising Stars icon