President & CEO
Rebecca Geller is an award-winning attorney, a philanthropist, a trailblazer, and a passionate advocate for equality and human rights. Rebecca is also a devoted wife, mom to three young kids + 2 dogs, and community leader.
While working as a corporate lawyer for an AmLaw 100 firm, Rebecca witnessed brilliant women fleeing the profession because big law firm partners showed disregard for attorneys’ lives outside the firm. As the mother of a baby and toddler at the time, Rebecca knew there had to be a better way to run a law firm that enabled women to be moms and successful lawyers. She also knew it was time to stop making women fit into work environments that were traditionally defined by men. Rebecca didn’t see an alternative model in existence—so she created one.
In 2011, Rebecca formed The Geller Law Group with a business model that makes sense for working parents and embraces new roles both women and men are taking in their homes and communities.
Bringing attention to the fact that attorneys have families and lives outside of the office, Rebecca and The Geller Law Group were profiled by The New York Times in 2015 for the firm's innovative approach to maintaining work/life balance. The firm also has been profiled in the DC Bar Magazine for reinventing the law firm model and has twice been listed among the Best 100 Places to Work in the Greater Washington Area by the Washington Business Journal.
In May 2015, Rebecca delivered a speech at the US Capitol as part of a press conference with Nancy Pelosi and six Members of Congress to advocate for women’s economic security issues including paid leave, flex schedules, and telecommuting.
In 2016, Rebecca became a professional speaker with the National Speakers Association. That same year, Forbes Magazine recognized The Geller Law Group as one of the top companies in the U.S. for teleworking and flexible work/life schedules.
In October 2018, the Washington Business Journal wrote a profile story about the firm entitled, “How Rebecca Geller Built a Law Firm Around Working Parents.”
Rebecca lives by the idea that “To whom much is given, much is expected.” She believes it is vitally important that the law—and all the protections and opportunities it provides—is accessible to all, including those who cannot afford legal help. Whether the firm is helping victims of domestic violence navigate the legal system or assisting a low-income woman with starting her own business, Rebecca believes in integrating community service into the law firm and her everyday life.
In July 2015, Rebecca championed a law guaranteeing that mothers in Virginia have a legal right to breastfeed in public after an encounter she had while discreetly breastfeeding her infant daughter. Governor McAuliffe signed the bill and on July 1, 2015, the new law took effect. At the time, Virginia was only 1 of 4 states in the nation without this type of legal protection for moms.
Rebecca’s client work includes wills/trusts/estate planning, corporate, contracts, mergers/acquisitions, trademark, political law, telecommunications, employment, and helping non-profits. She has vast experience helping businesses develop a solid legal foundation that positions them for growth and excellence. For the past 7 years, Rebecca has taught a monthly course for new entrepreneurs at the Community for Business Partnership in Springfield, VA.
Rebecca is frequently asked to present at local conferences and speak to organizations about her community leadership and legal expertise. She averages 50 presentations and webinars every year.
Not only has Rebecca changed the lives of the female attorneys who work for her firm, but she also has created a business model for other law firms and companies to follow.
She believes in giving back to her community and is a regular volunteer with the Lorton Community Action Center, a local food pantry. During the pandemic, she ran a food drive collecting over $100,000 worth of donations and organized the donations in her garage to then be delivered to the food pantry. The New York Times featured her garage food pantry as an example of giving back during the pandemic. She also serves as co-President of her synagogue, Congregation Adat Reyim in Springfield, VA, and is on the legal steering committee for the Democratic Party of Virginia.
In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, taking flying trapeze lessons, springboard diving, cheering on the Washington Nationals and Capitals, volunteering at the food pantry, hosting political events at her house, cooking with her family, and spending time with her 3 kids + 2 dogs (and her husband) at Lake Anna.
Achievements and Awards:
2019 Silent Sentinel Honoree, Turning Point Suffragist organization in recognition of community leadership
2019 Citizen of the Year Award, Rotary Club of West Springfield for community service work
Emerging Leader Award 2019, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Influential Women of the Law Award 2019, Virginia Lawyers Weekly
2018 Alumni Recognition Award for someone who “inspires the world around her through service to philanthropic missions", American University
March of Dimes Heroine Award, 2018 for community service work writing and passing the Virginia breastfeeding law
"The 50 Most Empowering Women In Business 2017”, Insights Success magazine
Rising Star Super Lawyer—2015, 2016, and 2017
"Top Financial Professional in 2015 and 2016” in Legal Estate Planning, Northern Virginia Magazine
"Mom of the Year" Award from Washington FAMILY Magazine for leadership creating a workplace that reflects true work/life balance
Noted by The Washingtonian Magazine as a “person we would like to have dinner with”
2015 Enterprising Women of the Year Award from Enterprising Women Magazine
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J.D., American University, Washington School of Law
B.A., American University