Rebecca E. Shope Named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Toledo “Woman of the Year"

TOLEDO, OH – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Rebecca E. Shope, partner in the Toledo office, was named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Toledo “Woman of the Year.”  

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a national ten-week campaign to raise funds to help find cures for blood cancer. Winners of the Toledo campaign were announced at their grand finale event on Friday, June 2nd. Rebecca and her team raised over $62,000 and the combined efforts of all 10 candidates raised $254,000! The top local fundraisers become eligible to win the national titles. Kate Decker, an associate at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, also received the “team member award” for raising the most funds as a team member.

Rebecca practices in the labor and employment and litigation practice groups. In addition to her employment practice, Rebecca represents clients in divorce and child custody matters, and is trained in collaborative divorce law matters. She is Co-Chair of Shumaker’s Diversity Committee and is a member of the Shumaker Women’s Leadership Initiative. 

Rebecca is a recipient of the 2015 “20 Under 40” Leadership Recognition Award. The Leadership award focuses on individuals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or service in the community. Additionally, Rebecca was honored by the Ohio Bar Association for Excellence in Employment Law and was appointed to the Advisory Group for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio by Judge James Carr in 2014 for a three-year term. She has been selected for inclusion as an Ohio Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers. Rebecca serves on numerous boards and is active in a number of organizations, such as the Toledo Club and EPIC.   

Rebecca received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Law, and her B.S., summa cum laude, from Heidelberg University.

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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service business law firm with more than 260 lawyers and five offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina. Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services. Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.