Rebecca R. Thornton

PARTNER

Raleigh Office

TEL (919) 719-4728

FAX (919) 873-1814

A diligent advocate and trusted counselor, Becky has built a diverse liability practice representing businesses, self-insured entities and insurers across a variety of industries with a focus in retail and hospitality, healthcare and commercial transportation. While the legal challenges and procedures may be similar, Becky enjoys learning about the nuances of each industry she represents. Her defense practice is made up of complex matters involving premises law, catastrophic accidents, wrongful death and professional liability claims. Both approachable and analytical, Becky’s style makes her an exceptional litigator and leader.

Becky makes it a priority to partner with her clients to mitigate risk before, during and after litigation and serves as a resource for problem solving in real time. She is dedicated to understanding her clients’ short and long term goals and is comfortable defending businesses and individuals in both the court room and in administrative hearings. Becky has represented clients in state and federal courts, as well as at the appellate level in front of the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Becky is actively involved with the Defense Research Institute (DRI) where she is a member of the Retail Hospitality Committee, the Food Safety and Alcohol/Dram Shop Substantive Law Group, and the Insurance Law Committee.  Becky is also a member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, and chairs Teague Campbell’s Hiring Committee and co-chairs the Firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group.

Growing up in New Jersey, Becky was always athletic and self-disciplined.  She played multiple sports throughout her youth, and eventually found her way onto the NC State Women’s Rugby Club.  Becky still leads an active lifestyle and has taken up distance running in her spare time. She has completed dozens of marathons and half marathons, and enjoys finding new places to visit and race.  When it comes to traveling, Becky, her husband, and two daughters love spending time at the beach, in Walt Disney World and anywhere they can find their next adventure.

Support Team

Hannah Morrow, Legal Assistant

Kerry Rose, Paralegal

Education

B.A., 2006, North Carolina State University (summa cum laude)

J.D., 2009, Elon University School of Law

Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • “Rising Star,” North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2015-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Litigation – Insurance, 2021
PROFILE

A diligent advocate and trusted counselor, Becky has built a diverse liability practice representing businesses, self-insured entities and insurers across a variety of industries with a focus in retail and hospitality, healthcare and commercial transportation. While the legal challenges and procedures may be similar, Becky enjoys learning about the nuances of each industry she represents. Her defense practice is made up of complex matters involving premises law, catastrophic accidents, wrongful death and professional liability claims. Both approachable and analytical, Becky’s style makes her an exceptional litigator and leader.

Becky makes it a priority to partner with her clients to mitigate risk before, during and after litigation and serves as a resource for problem solving in real time. She is dedicated to understanding her clients’ short and long term goals and is comfortable defending businesses and individuals in both the court room and in administrative hearings. Becky has represented clients in state and federal courts, as well as at the appellate level in front of the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Becky is actively involved with the Defense Research Institute (DRI) where she is a member of the Retail Hospitality Committee, the Food Safety and Alcohol/Dram Shop Substantive Law Group, and the Insurance Law Committee.  Becky is also a member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, and chairs Teague Campbell’s Hiring Committee and co-chairs the Firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group.

Growing up in New Jersey, Becky was always athletic and self-disciplined.  She played multiple sports throughout her youth, and eventually found her way onto the NC State Women’s Rugby Club.  Becky still leads an active lifestyle and has taken up distance running in her spare time. She has completed dozens of marathons and half marathons, and enjoys finding new places to visit and race.  When it comes to traveling, Becky, her husband, and two daughters love spending time at the beach, in Walt Disney World and anywhere they can find their next adventure.

Support Team

Hannah Morrow, Legal Assistant

Kerry Rose, Paralegal

Education

B.A., 2006, North Carolina State University (summa cum laude)

J.D., 2009, Elon University School of Law

Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

AREAS OF PRACTICE
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
RECOGNITION & AWARDS
  • “Rising Star,” North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2015-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Litigation – Insurance, 2021