Rebecca Fadel King, J.D.
Rebecca is a former Michigan attorney who concentrated her Detroit-area solo practice in the areas of family law and Collaborative Divorce. When her husband’s work led to a move first to Georgia and then to North Carolina, Rebecca decided to stop taking bar exams and get back to her first love, writing.
Rebecca has a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Social Work from SUNY-Buffalo, and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
In addition to eight years of writing for law firms, Rebecca's c.v. includes publication in Newsweek magazine. She and her husband have been married for almost twenty-five years and live in Greensboro, NC. They have two college-aged kids and an emotionally needy Black Lab mix named Juno.
As Senior Copywriter and Branding Specialist for The Modern Firm, Rebecca works with clients to clarify their core messaging and prepares website content such as practice area descriptions and attorney profiles. She blogs for clients in a variety of practice areas, and reviews and edits content drafted by clients. Rebecca's work for our clients includes a blog recognized as one of the top fifty law blogs in the U.S. in that practice area. Rebecca also helps guide The Modern Firm's position and philosophy on attorney website and marketing copy.
Rebecca has faith in the power of a well-crafted paragraph, and is suspicious of websites that use a lot of words to convey very little information. She knows all fourteen punctuation marks in the English language, and she is not afraid to use them.
Away from the Desk
When not writing, Rebecca enjoys reading, playing euchre, travel, and cooking, especially various ethnic cuisines. She also loves to bake, and as you read this, there is an approximately 83% chance that Rebecca is thinking about making pie. An occasional insomniac, Rebecca soothes herself by proofreading political rants on Facebook.
You May Not Know
- Rebecca is a former client of The Modern Firm and wrote the content for her own website.
- Rebecca is a two-time county spelling bee champ who narrowly missed out on going to the National Spelling Bee. The words she missed were "syllabication" and "epitome."
- Rebecca is an ocular melanoma survivor.
- Rebecca’s first job out of graduate school was as an emergency mental health outreach counselor in Buffalo, New York. One memorable client chased her with a two-by-four. So far, legal writing has been safer.