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Rebecca E. Shope

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


Marilyn Brockman

Rebecca E. Shope practices in the labor and employment and litigation practice groups.  Rebecca defends employers in administrative and litigation matters including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, FMLA, and wrongful discharge disputes.  In addition to litigating, Rebecca also assists employers in navigating complex employment laws and regulations, and takes an active role in her clients’ preventative measures.  In addition to her employment practice, Rebecca represents clients in divorce and child custody matters, and is trained in collaborative divorce law matters.

Rebecca graduated from Heidelberg University in 2003 with a B.A. in political science and business administration.  She received her law degree from the University of Toledo in 2008. 


  • Ohio State Bar Association, Excellence in Employment and Labor Law
  • Ohio Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2014 - 2018
  • Heidelberg University, 2017 Young Alumni Achievement Award
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2017 Toledo Woman of the Year
  • 20 Under 40 Leadership Award

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

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  • 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



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