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Debra made a very difficult and very scary time in my life a lot easier. She knew I was leaving to move out-of-state and continued to represent me, and again when the case got moved to another county. It was a VERY long ride, but she was phenomenal throughout the almost 3 year span. I am definitely pleased with the end result and all of the help, knowledge, and assistance Debra provided to me. Thank you so much D!!
Deb took over my high-conflict case mid-trial after another lawyer had mis-managed me into a losing situation with what should have been a strong, winning case. Many lawyers refuse to get involved in a case mid-stream, especially one as mismanaged and high-conflict as mine. That didn't stop Deb, who's motivation was to make sure my side of the case was heard.
To that end, she worked diligently through a small mountain of existing exhibits and quickly determined where to focus our efforts so as to not waste court time and expense on trivial things. In a very short amount of time, she was able to grasp the case and not forget key details. Her mastery of the evidence and witness testimony during trial was excellent. Deb did an excellent job keeping the case "in front of her", and in trial stayed very focused on key matters. She was quick-witted and able to think on her feet as the testimony evolved, which is a VERY big deal in trial. She never allowed the opposing side to take control of the narrative, no matter how dirty they played.
In short, Deb rescued my case from almost certain defeat. It remains to be seen if the outcome reflects it, but I can say without reservation that I feel that my case was presented professionally and in its entirety, and at the end there wasn't anything I'd wished we'd done or hadn't done. We worked hard together as client and attorney, and we "left it all on the field". My only regret in all this is I didn't find her first.
I would not recommend Debra to anyone. I hired her to assist me in my divorce and child custody case. She was fine in the first meeting, but only a few days later she stopped returning calls in a timely fashion, she did not show up on time for appointments, and would spend the time she charge me for talking about her own personal life. I ended up losing custody of my child due to her poor management of my case.
I immediately felt at ease the first time I met Debra. She stayed by my side throughout the divorce process, explained everything clearly and helped me win at court. I can't recommend her highly enough!
I've had the pleasure of being represented by Debra with above-average results. Debra was extremely professional, responsive and helpful throughout the process. She demonstrated superior knowledge, and was always willing to listen. I feel she represented the best interests of my family. I would highly recommend Debra.
Debra is currently my attorney she is doing an outstanding job of getting me joint custody she is willing and understandable. Debra is highly recommendable in my book A+ attorney.
I agree, terrible attorney. Not only did she fail to remember anything I told her or gave her, she couldn't even remember the number of kids I had or their names. When we were done being slaughtered by my husband's attorney, she said that it was the judge's fault because the judge was new and didn't know anything about family law. Then when I had questions for her, she said she had to go pull files from the business office and would get in touch with me. She has not called me back and stated that I have an outstanding bill and is threatening me with collections. Do not use this lawyer.
Before I hire Debra I spoke with at least 6 family lawyers. None of the 6 gave me what Debra did and that is not just knowledge on my situation but also compassion to what Iam going thru. I believe that all lawyers should really care and not just do their job. She responded to all my questions promtly and followed up with me from time to time. I really felt the connection with her. And oh by the way I won my case! Im very satisfied. I would highly recommend her.
Debra has continued to keep me informed of my custody case. She recommended to me which behaviors are best suited for my custody case. She is very knowledgeable regarding the psychology of family law and custody issues. She was able to give me information via email, in person, and over the phone. She was also able to tell me what agreements I should contend with what items I should defer.
Debra is representing me in a dissolution of marriage action. I had received an enthusiastic recommendation for her, and during our first meeting it became clear to me that she would be the right attorney for me. Debra is a board certified family law attorney, and she is a mediator. She's smart, and she gets it. She understood my situation perfectly, and I felt safe. Our appearance in court, against an obnoxious, loudmouthed blowhard, was extremely successful. I got what I needed. We aren't finished yet, but I have great confidence that the matter will resolve very satisfactorily.