January 13, 2022

Get to Know Pacifica – Rebecca Garland

This week in Pacifica’s “Get to Know” series, we are highlighting Rebecca Garland. Rebecca is a Discovery Attorney whose practice focuses on discovery and document review for complex litigation matters.

Litigation Discovery Attorney Rebecca J. GarlandWhy did you choose your area practice and what do you like most about it?

Initially, I was a traditional litigation attorney practicing in the area of commercial litigation.  Like many who go on to become discovery attorneys, I stumbled in to the world of e-discovery when I was managing a large document review project.  The discovery phase can make or break a case, so it’s an important part of the litigation process, and where I wanted to concentrate my work.  Plus, the world of legal tech is ever changing and evolving, which keeps things interesting.  The advancements in technology over the past 20 years have really changed the practice of law and will continue to do so.

Why you chose to practice law at Pacifica Law Group.

I chose to practice at Pacifica because of the people.  My colleagues at Pacifica are smart, thoughtful, and have a true commitment to providing excellent work for their clients.  I also was drawn to the firm’s Pacific Northwest-based clients, especially public entities.  Over time, I’ve also realized how closely Pacifica’s values align with my own.

What hobbies and activities do you participate in outside of work?

In my free time I plan women’s fitness, wellness, and cultural retreats in locations around the world.  I love planning travel, especially for women who need a getaway to focus on themselves before returning to their everyday lives.  Some of my favorite locations for planning retreats have been Morocco, Bali, Uruguay, and the French Riviera.

What is your favorite past adventure?

Before I moved from Tennessee to Seattle 12 years ago, I took a three month solo trip to the U.K. and Europe.  I had never traveled on my own before, and that trip taught me a lot, plus I loved spending an extended amount of time in some of my favorite cities.  That trip also gave me the solo travel bug, which then prompted solo trips to Southeast Asia, South America, back to Europe, and even to Cuba.