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Rebecca Geller


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 + a dog, 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 formerly served 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 + dog (and her husband) at Lake Anna.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2024 Top Financial Adviser — Estate Attorney, Washingtonian
  • 2023 Woman Business Owner of the Year, National Association of Women Business Owners, National Chapter
  • 2023 Top Lawyer in Northern Virginia, Northern Virginia Magazine
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 – Recognized for Corporate Law and Trusts and Estates
  • 2023 Virginia Business Women in Leadership Award, Virginia Business
  • 2023 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, National Association of Women Business Owners, Greater DC Chapter
  • Nominated as Top 50 Lawyers 2022 by America’s Top 50 Lawyers
  • 2022 CEO Global Award Winner, CEO Today
  • 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

Community Service

Giving back to the community is one of Rebecca Geller’s fundamental principles. Since its inception, Rebecca has ensured that The Geller Law Group participates in numerous in-person volunteer days where instead of working, employees donate their time to helping a local organization. Even during the pandemic, Rebecca continued to host multiple virtual volunteer days to continue the firm’s commitment to giving back.

Rebecca has been a longtime volunteer with the Lorton Community Action Center, which provides low-income families with much-needed items such as food and diapers. When the pandemic struck, Rebecca quickly worked to ensure that the 136,000+ local food-insecure families, including children relying on school-provided meals, would not be at risk of going hungry. With in-person activities indefinitely canceled, Rebecca organized an online food donation matching program via and collected over 125,000 pounds of food donations.

In support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Rebecca organized multiple fundraising campaigns benefitting organizations that help end police brutality, change discriminatory policies, and empower Black Communities. She has raised nearly $10k for multiple organizations to support issues that are fundamental to Black lives.

The Geller Law Group is also an active part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance and regularly conducts Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trainings for firm employees. Under Rebecca’s leadership, The Geller Law Group’s antiracism efforts were highlighted in a May 2021 article by Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly. 

On September 11, 2019, Rebecca organized a firm volunteer day at AARP’s Rise Against Hunger project on the National Mall, where firm attorneys, family and friends packed meals for low-income senior citizens across the community.

During the 2019 government shutdown, Rebecca hired 25 furloughed government workers to provide temporary employment during a challenging time for many families. WUSA9 News reported on the firm’s hiring of furloughed workers. 

In May 2019, Rebecca shut down the firm to volunteer her team’s services at Women Giving Back in Northern VA helping domestic violence survivors. On MLK Day 2019, she held a family-friendly volunteer day to compile 2,000+ meals for local homeless families. 

Rebecca regularly volunteers as a legal instructor/mentor at the Center for Business Partnership in Springfield, VA to teach classes and provide pro bono legal assistance to budding entrepreneurs. Rebecca also organized a training for 150+ lawyers to learn how to help vulnerable immigrant children facing deportation. 

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 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.

"I strongly recommend Rebecca Geller and her team. Rebecca made everything so easy and explained all the terminology and available options so we felt comfortable in our choices."

- Christine

"I cannot say enough amazing things about the Rebecca Geller Law Group. Her entire firm is absolutely amazing. Working on my will and estate was extremely daunting, especially as a single parent. Rebecca Geller and her group set me up, explained things so that I could understand, offered me many different options, and has such great connections with their clients! I felt like I was in good hands the entire time and they even helped me be more specific than I was planning on being. plus they were so receptive and quick to respond to every single question and need I had. This group is absolutely wonderful and I recommend them to anyone that needs to work on their estate, there will, or anything that this law group has to offer. They are top-notch and the best you will find!"

- Shannon

"I strongly recommend Rebecca Geller and her team. Rebecca made everything so easy and explained all the terminology and available options so we felt comfortable in our choices."

- Christine

"The entire team at Gellar Law Group is very capable and professional. I did estate planning with another firm and after a few years and talking to Rebecca, I was not happy. I had the Gellar Law Group re-do everything for my estate planning, and am very satisfied with the work and how fair the fees were. I was so happy with the work that I used Gellar Law Group to help me with some trademark issues for my business. Highly recommended!"

- Nathan

"Responsive, upfront, prompt, and thorough. Very patient when it came to explaining the wills and trust process for us. We had been putting this process off, and Rebecca and Amanda made it absolutely painless for us. Very grateful."

- Lauren

"I reached out to Geller Law Group for questions about potentially restructuring my business. Rebecca spent a great deal of time in our initial consultation helping me think through some of my plans. She was a great listener, and highlighted important considerations that weren't even on my radar. If ever I need further legal advice for my business, Rebecca will be my first call."

- S.A.

"Rebecca is everything you want in an attorney. She's responsive and professional. She is also two steps ahead of you, offering the advice you need but didn't think to ask. Beyond that, she created the sort of company I support, offering flexible jobs for today's crazy world - happy lawyers are better lawyers. She has my enthusiastic recommendation."

- Allyson

"I have recommended several clients to Rebecca Geller and her team and all have been happy with their experiences and information they received."

- Lida

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