Debbie has a dual role at the firm. A successful trial attorney, she focuses on insurance defense litigation and defense for self-insured corporations. Within the firm, she also supervises the support staff, ensuring operations are efficient and clients are satisfied. In both roles, she draws on her extensive in-house and administrative experience. Before joining the firm, Debbie was Lead Counsel for Allstate Insurance Company for 13 years, where she managed the in-house counsel staff. For 6 years, she also defended a self-insured corporation against personal injury claims that occurred on their premises. Prior to law school, she was Administrative Manager at NBC in the Operations & Technical Services Division (O&TS) for 6 years, as well as a member of the Committee representing O&TS to review promotions and job descriptions for employees in the division.
Debbie is a resourceful team player committed to the firm’s Golden Rule. She works closely with her colleagues to provide top-notch legal services to clients. She also supports the managing partner in creating an environment where everyone feels like family.
Debbie is married with an active lifestyle. She enjoys golf andtravel, but also makes time for volunteering. She is involved in several charities particularly those focused on cancer and hungry and homeless individuals. She volunteers with the Interfaith Nutrition Network (the “INN”), National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Long Island Chapter, EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women’s Cancers, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (“HHT”) Foundation at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Syracuse University School of Law, JD 1989
St. John’s University, BS 1983
Arbitrator, Small Claims Part, Civil Court of the City of New York
Diversity Trainer for new employees of Allstate Insurance
US District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
US Court of International Trade
US Supreme Court
Bronx County Bar Association
Firm committees/leadership roles
Supervisor of the support staff for case workflow
Interfaith Nutrition Network, Luncheon Committee Member for annual luncheon
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Long Island Chapter, Team Captain
EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women’s Cancers, Team Captain
Make-A-Wish Foundation in the New York Metro Area, fund-raising
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (“HHT”) Foundation at Johns Hopkins Hospital