Rebecca A. Valentine

Associate Buffalo, New York City
Rebecca Valentine

With experience in commercial, environmental and election law, Rebecca takes a comprehensive approach to assessing and meeting each client’s distinct needs.

Rebecca concentrates her practice in business litigation and environmental law, including commercial contract disputes and litigation related to mass torts. Additionally, Rebecca has experience with state and local election law, with a focus on redistricting and reapportionment litigation, as part of Phillips Lytle’s Administrative Law Practice. Rebecca is also dedicated to providing quality pro bono services in her community.


Honors & Awards

  • Honoree of the New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel for Pro Bono work, 2021

Education & Admissions

  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 2021
  • Vermont Law School, Masters of Law, Environmental Law & Policy, 2013
  • Elmira College, B.A., 2006
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Activities & Professional Associations

Past Activities

  • Head Note & Comment Editor, Buffalo Law Review, 2021
  • Judicial Intern, Honorable Lawrence J. Vilardo, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2021
  • Law Clerk, Environmental Defense Section, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division, 2020
  • Judicial Intern, Honorable Paul, L. Friedman, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2019
  • Legal Intern, Office of State Counsel, New York State Attorney General, Buffalo Regional Office, 2019

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Natural Resources & Environment Section
    • Litigation Section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Environmental & Energy Law Section
    • Women in Law Section
    • Young Lawyers Section
    • Young Lawyers Section
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, WNY Chapter
    • Western New York Judicial Rankings Committee