Rebekah Damen Lusk
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Email: E-mail Me
Rebekah Damen Lusk is a Partner at Thienel & Lusk, LLC. Rebekah brings personal experiences as a small business owner, real estate investor and landlord to the task of practicing law and working with clients. Her practice includes civil litigation, business, employment, landlord/tenant, real estate, family, equine and animal law. Rebekah handles cases in the District and Circuit Courts throughout Maryland, with a focus in the counties of Howard, Frederick, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Baltimore, and Baltimore City, as well as in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Rebekah also has appellate experience, having represented clients in both the Court of Special Appeals and the Court of Appeals.
Rebekah especially enjoys developing long-term relationships of trust and respect with her clients. She works with her clients to find solutions to their current legal issues and assists in planning appropriately for the future. Rebekah prides herself on the personal attention she provides to each client and she ensures each of her clients receive the communication, dedication, and effective advocacy they deserve.
Rebekah has successfully litigated cases related to constitutional violations, business disputes and collections, employment, landlord/tenant, divorce and post-divorce issues, real estate and more. Rebekah believes it is important for clients to have control over the outcome of their legal matters and does her best to settle out of court if appropriate, but when needed she is an effective, successful litigator.
Rebekah has received significant press for her legal accomplishments, including a high profile Frederick County case in which she and her co-counsel won a $620,000 judgment from a Frederick County jury for the unlawful and unconstitutional shooting of a chocolate lab and the unlawful entry into the owners’ home. In addition, she has received press for her unique work/life balance and her participation in organizing an annual breast cancer fundraising event for the Potomac Valley Dressage Association benefiting Johns Hopkins Hospital. Links to all articles can be found on our News page.
A client wrote:
“Rebekah Lusk is a highly competent lawyer who has a multitude of experience. We have had Rebekah on our side since 2010. Her work is nothing less than impressive. She attributes herself to a much higher standard and dedication to her clients versus other attorneys we have dealt with in the past. She is also very personable and easy to work with. Highly recommended!”
In addition to being an attorney, Rebekah and her husband own Windy Oak Farm in Union Bridge, Maryland. The farm, which includes a 170-year-old farmhouse, was purchased in 2010 and operates a horse boarding facility. Rebekah cares for the horses daily and rides most days before work. Rebekah and her husband had their daughter in 2014 and Rebekah now balances her busy work and farm schedule with the demands of raising their daughter. Rebekah also comes from a long line of DC real estate business owners. Her great grandfather founded what became Rufus S. Lusk & Son, Inc. in 1930, a groundbreaking real estate information service company. Rebekah’s father ran this company during her childhood, and she spent many an afternoon and summer helping around the office in Silver Spring, Maryland. Rebekah has continued her family’s entrepreneurial tradition by founding a home improvement company with her husband, a property development and management company with her family, and operating the farm.
Rebekah received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Chicago and attended law school at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. While at Catholic, Rebekah was a member of the law review and graduated Cum Laude. Prior to attending law school, Rebekah worked as an organizer and manager for local and national policy and advocacy organizations in Chicago and DC. Rebekah is dedicated to volunteering with local organizations. She was a board member of the Port Towns Community Development Corporation, based in Prince George’s County, MD, from 2004 to 2010, and served as President for two years. She was the Chairperson and the Vice-President of the Potomac Valley Dressage Association.
Rebekah and family live on their farm with two dogs, three cats and the horses. In her spare time, Rebekah competes in the equestrian sport of Dressage and enjoys sailing, hiking and traveling.
Areas of Practice
- Business and Employment Law
- Trial & Appellate Litigation
- Real Estate
- Family Law
- Equine and Animal Law
- Maryland, 2009
- Federal District Court for the District of Maryland, 2010
- Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, 2013
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2016
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2017
- Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
- J.D. (Cum Laude) – 2009
- Law Review: Catholic University Law Review, Staff Member, 2007 – 2008
- University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
- B.A. – 2001
- Honors: With Honors
- Major: Law, Letters & Society
Past Employment Positions
- Windy Oak Farm, LLC, Managing Member, 2010 – Present
- Furey, Doolan & Abell, Law Clerk, 2008
- Bright Lusk Properties, LLC, Managing Member, 2008 – Present
- Bright Lusk Construction, LLC, Managing Member, 2006 – Present
- The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Research Assistant, 2007
- Women Work! The National Network for Women’s Employment, Vice President for Field Services, 2005 – 2006, Network Development and Services Manager, 2003 – 2005
- Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Regional Organizer, 2001 – 2003
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association
- Maryland Bar Association
- Frederick County Bar Association
Pro Bono Activities
- Executive Committee, Potomac Valley Dressage Association, 2012 – 2015
- Executive Committee, Port Towns Community Development Corporation, 2004 – 2010
- Equine Law: The Legal Ins and Outs of Riding, Owning and Boarding Horses. Presented at the Potomac Valley Dressage Association Tea for Training. 2012, 2013, and 2014.
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