Rebecca Rojas is the Managing Partner of HKM’s Riverside office and the Managing Partner for the Maritime Injury Practice Group. For over 13 years, Rebecca has represented individuals in civil litigation. She represents employees and workers of all backgrounds in individual claims for workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, violations of Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), violations of California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and other employment disputes. Rebecca handles matters in all stages of litigation.
As the Managing Partner for the Maritime Injury Practice Group at HKM, Rebecca Rojas has extensive experience litigating on behalf of individuals who were injured in boating accidents, cruise ship accidents, and sportfishing excursions. Rebecca has had the honor of representing hardworking people, who work onboard yachts and fishing vessels, including tuna purse seiners. Injured workers on vessels are considered Jones Act seamen and have special rights. An experienced maritime attorney is necessary to obtain full and just compensation.
From the start of her career, Rebecca Rojas has zealously represented individuals against defendants who have harmed others. Her dedication and advocacy comes from a place of compassion for her clients and a strong sense of justice.
From 2010 until 2013, Rebecca Rojas worked with the San Diego Fire Lawyers representing victims of the 2007 Witch Creek, Guejito and Rice Canyon wildfires. Rebecca handled dozens of cases for victims in Rancho Bernardo, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido and Fallbrook for damages to individuals, homes, property, and businesses. Rebecca met personally with clients and developed the full scope of their damages. Each case was resolved either prior to mediation or during mediation with settlement payouts ranging from hundreds of thousands of dollars to several million. From 2013 to 2014, Rebecca continued to work with the most qualified fire lawyers to pursue justice for tribes and other plaintiffs, who were devasted by the 2011 New Mexico Las Conchas fires, which were caused by two utility companies.
Since 2014, Rebecca fought zealously for the rights of injured individuals, including maritime workers, persons injured on U.S. navigable waters or international waters, persons injured in vehicles, pedestrians, persons injured in work accidents involving third parties, and persons injured on premises owned by corporations or the government.
Rebecca has a depth of knowledge and experience in representing individuals and workers in maritime injuries, for accidents in the workplace, products liability cases, negligence cases, sexual assault, cases involving catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death. Her cases regularly settled for several hundreds of thousands of dollars to several millions of dollars.
Rebecca has also represented workers as an intern for the Employee Rights Center. She also interned at the Federal Housing and Employment Department in San Diego, advising workers about their rights. She believes in justice for workers.
Location: Riverside Office
- University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
- University of California, Davis, Double Major with Honors
- United States District Court, Southern, Central and Northern Districts of California and Western District of Washington