Rebecca J. Price is a Member of the firm in its Litigation and Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Groups since she joined Norris McLaughlin in 2007.
As a litigator, Rebecca has experience in every facet and level of civil court proceedings. She has participated in numerous jury and bench trials in Pennsylvania’s state courts, as well as in the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Middle District Courts of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. Rebecca has also been appointed as Solicitor of the Lehigh County Board of Tax Assessment Appeals.
Rebecca has also represented a diverse and sophisticated set of clients in these multiple jurisdictions, ranging from international corporations in complex commercial litigation to young newlyweds in residential construction disputes, as well as a myriad of different business and consumer clients in between. Her extensive experience includes representing clients in complex business litigation, contract disputes, landlord/tenant matters, construction litigation, and personal injury matters.
As a result of the size and nature of the firm and its clientele, Rebecca’s experience in these matters is not limited to one side of a dispute. For instance, she has represented both plaintiffs and insurance companies in personal injury matters. Rebecca has represented both consumers and contractors in consumer protection claims. She has represented both landlords and tenants, banks and borrowers, companies, and individuals. The breadth of Rebecca’s experience enables her to examine issues absent the lens of a predisposed bias, thus allowing her to more fully appreciate the issues presented, from all perspectives.
With respect to her bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice, Rebecca represents local and out-of-state banks in bankruptcy, complex foreclosures, receiverships, and asset recovery matters, including negotiating deed in lieu transfers and confession of judgment proceedings. She is trained to perform work for Fannie Mae. Rebecca has also defended clients in actions to open or strike judgments entered by confession and she has also defended claims arising out of state and federal fair debt collection laws in both the state and federal courts.
Rebecca is proficient in handling multifaceted commercial collection matters on behalf of local and out-of-state businesses. She has also well versed in the duties arising under the federal and state Fair Debt Collection Practices Acts. Rebecca has given seminars to teach businesses the legal requisites, consumer rights, and best practices for the collection of outstanding accounts receivable. She is experienced in litigating collection matters and executing upon judgments obtained on behalf of her clients.
Beyond her practice, Rebecca is devoted to issues affecting underprivileged youth in Lehigh County. She initially volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, where she advocated for children in foster care. Rebecca also serves as Conflict Counsel for Lehigh County’s Juvenile Dependency Court. In that role, she regularly represents the interests of underprivileged children. In addition to other non-profits, Rebecca also ardently supports two organizations devoted to assisting Lehigh County children, the Kindness Project and Parkland C.A.R.E.S. Food Pantry.
Previously, Rebecca spent two years on the Board for Lehigh Valley Active Life, an organization that promotes social and physical activity for the County’s older population.
In an effort to promote her lifetime passion for the arts, Rebecca currently serves on the Civic Theatre Board of Directors, where she is Co-Chair of the Kapital for Kids Campaign, which seeks to raise funds to renovate the space dedicated to children’s programming inside the historic 17th Street Theatre. She was also elected the Secretary of the Board in September 2020 and plans to continue in that role through 2021.
When Rebecca is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, JP, and their three children, Jack, Evelyn, and Price. They especially enjoy time together spent outdoors – hiking the Trexler Game Preserve, skiing at Bear Creek, and boating on Lake Erie in the summer. She is also an avid reader, baker, euchre player, and college football watcher.