Rebecca Gayoso
Assistant Regional Counsel, Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel - 5th District
Rebecca is an Assistant Regional Counsel at the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel – 5th District, where she practices primarily dependency and appellate law. In addition to working as an Assistant Regional Counsel, Rebecca is also appointed as a committee member to The Florida Bar’s Juvenile Court Rules Committee. She has served as a volunteer for this committee since 2017, and she was recently appointed to serve her second term by The Florida Bar. Rebecca received her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida in 2011, and she graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law, cum laude, in 2014. After law school, Rebecca moved to Chicago and attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she obtained her LL.M. in Child and Family Law. While in Chicago, Rebecca was actively involved with the Civitas Child Law Center at Loyola University Chicago. Through the Civitas Child Law Center, she was part of the Child Law Legislation and Policy clinic, where she helped draft amendments and proposals that were eventually presented and submitted to the legislators at the capitol building in Illinois. Rebecca was also involved in the Education Policy Clinic, where she focused primarily on issues related education law and policy, special education advocacy, and school discipline. One of Rebecca’s favorite quotes, by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is: “The spirit of liberty that imbues our Constitution must be, first and foremost, in the hearts of the men and women who compose this great nation. ... One that is not too sure it is right, and so seeks to understand the minds of other men and women, and to weigh the interest of others, alongside its own, without bias. ... This spirit of liberty strives for a community where the least shall be heard, and considered, side-by-side with the greatest. I will keep that wisdom in the front of my mind, as long as I am capable of judicial service.”