Deborah Truhowsky worked for 20 years at a personal injury law firm where she handled cases such as auto accidents, slip and falls, and also led their elder neglect and abuse unit. She was a partner at the firm for over 15 years. In 2010, she opened her own firm to focus on her passion for protecting and securing maximum compensation for victims, primarily those of elder neglect and abuse and medical malpractice.
Deborah is a staunch and committed advocate of the elderly and all individuals who have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence. She lectures frequently on matters relating to elder neglect and abuse, and has been asked to give testimony on the subject at a government hearing.
She is President of the Board of Directors of the Long Term Care Community Coalition, a nonprofit policy and advocacy organization that works to protect the rights and welfare of those in long term care, and is a member of The Orion Resource Group, a community of professionals dedicated to helping the elderly thrive with dignity, respect, and a superior quality of life.
She has also received the Circle of Giving Award from the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens Long Term Care Ombudsman Program for her work on behalf of the elderly.
Deborah is admitted to practice both in New York and Connecticut, as well as the U.S. District Court in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and previously served on the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.
She has earned the prestigious peer-awarded AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for legal competence and ethical standards and is a member of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
Deborah has a J.D. degree from Hofstra Law School, a Master’s of Law degree in international business and taxation from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and a Bachelor’s degree from New York University.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Peer Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2005|
|Circle of Giving||NY Foundation for Senior Citizens||N/A|
|Owner||The Law Firm of D.F. Truhowsky||2010 - 2020|
|Partner||Schwartzapfel Partners P.C.||1990 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The National Trial Lawyers||Member||2020 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2020 - Present|
|Long Term Care Community Coalition||President of the Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|The Orion Resource Group||Member||2008 - Present|
|New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers Association||Former Board of Directors, Current Member||N/A|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Former Board of Directors||N/A|
|Long Term Care Community Coalition||Vice President of the Board of Directors||2005 - 2014|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Masters of Law in International Business and Taxation||1990|
|Hofstra Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|New York University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|Ombudsman Training Program||Elder Law/Residents' Rights||2020|
|Ombudsman Training Program||Elder Law/Residents' Rights||2019|
|Ombudsman Training Program||Elder Law/Residents' Rights||2018|
|Ombudsman Training Program||Elder Law/Residents' Rights||2017|
|Ombudsman Training Program||Elder Law/Residents' Rights||2016|
|NYS Assembly Committee on Health Public Hearing||Mandatory Arbitration Clauses||2016|
|NYS Assembly Committee on Health Public Hearing||The Use of Anti-Psychotic Medication in Nursing Homes||2015|
|Webinar for NYS Chapter of NAELA||Elder Neglect and Abuse, guest speaker||2015|
|Westchester County Bar Association||Protecting the Rights of Clients in a Nursing Home, guest speaker||2013|
|Practising Law Institute||24th Annual Elder Law Institute||2012|
|New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers||Nursing Home Neglect, chaired program||2011|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Institute||An Ethics Roundtable, chaired program||2005|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Institute||An Ethics Roundtable, chaired program||2003|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Institute||Ethics Roundtable, chaired program||2002|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Institute||An Ethics Roundtable, chaired program||2001|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Institute||Real Life Legal Ethics, guest speaker||2000|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Liens & Subrogation Rights/Auto Insurance Issues, guest speaker||2000|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Ethics||1999|
|New York State Trial Lawyers Association||Mediation & Arbitration||1996|
|Nursing Home Neglect results in Fall with Thigh Bone Fracture||$450,000 Settlement|
|Nursing Home Neglect results in Serious Pressure Ulcers||$725,000 Ssettlement|
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