Rebecca G. Kagin is an attorney licensed in California and Oregon (inactive status). With a litigation background, Ms. Kagin has successfully represented her clients in court, arbitration and mediation. Ms. Kagin has worked with highly accomplished legal teams to secure successful jury verdicts for her clients.
Ms. Kagin is a member of:
- Sonoma County Women in the Law,
- Sonoma County Bar Association Trusts and Estate and Employment Law Sections,
- Petaluma Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee, Co-Chair, 2013 – 2014
- Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Petaluma Graduate, 2013
- Petaluma Valley Rotary,
- California Employment Lawyers Association.
- Petaluma People Services Center, Board Member, 2013 – 2016
Ms. Kagin holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.
During law school, Ms. Kagin devoted substantial efforts to public service. She worked with the Unemployment Law Project representing clients in unemployment appeals, Government Accountability Project, representing whistleblowers at Hanford Nuclear Reservation and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, and OSHA, representing a whistleblower under Sarbanes Oxley. Additionally she served on the boards of the Public Interest Law Foundation, Labor and Employment Law Association and Community Justice Legal Aide Clinic, International District, Seattle.
Ms. Kagin takes the time to listen to her client’s particular legal needs and customize her services to meet them. Ms. Kagin’s clients feel that she truly cares about them and their legal needs.
Prior to her legal career, Ms. Kagin worked as a job counselor for non-profit organizations including Jobs for Homeless Consortium in Oakland, Goodwill Industries in San Francisco, and West County Community Services in Sebastopol. Ms. Kagin brought the passion that she brings to the law to her work as a job counselor, and is proud that she helped to place 100% of an English Second Language class in jobs in San Francisco, as well as 100% of at risk high school students in summer apprenticeships in Sonoma County.
Ms. Kagin was raised in the backwoods of Northern California, which has provided her with a unique tenacity. Growing up in a rural setting, Ms. Kagin was often focused on the basics, as life is actually more straightforward in the country. Ms. Kagin’s clients notice her warmth and practicality as well as her small town sensibility. Ms. Kagin is also comfortable adapting to the demands of an urban setting, and has no problem walking into a San Francisco high rise to handle depositions or an Oakland courtroom for trial.
Outside of her law practice, Ms. Kagin is involved in charitable activities, spending time with her husband and young daughter, and exploring all that Northern California has to offer, with a particular interest in outdoor activities and artisan cuisine and products.