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Katherine Anne Debski

Employment and labor Attorney at San Mateo, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 13 years
    Michigan - MI 20 years
    Massachusetts - MA 16 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2003
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2007
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Katherine

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Katie has over a decade of experience practicing general civil and employment litigation, representing individuals and small businesses in litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings before state and local agencies. Katie has successfully handled cases in state and federal courts involving a comprehensive array of claims, including wage and hour, breach of contract; workplace harassment; discrimination based on age, disability, sex, race, national origin, religious creed, and other protected categories; retaliation; violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act and California Family Rights Act; wrongful discharge; and others. She is a member of the state bars of California, Michigan and Massachusetts, and a member of the San Mateo County Bar Association. 

Katie obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan (1999) and her JD from The University of Michigan Law School (2002), where she served as Associate Editor for The Michigan Journal of International Law. She has completed academic externships in Seville, Spain and London, England, and both during and after law school, she has worked with non-profit legal organizations helping workers to defend their rights.

Katie also authored an article, with the assistance of her two partners, that was published in Plaintiff Magazine in June 2015. The article is titled "The Equal Opportunity Bully," and details the lack of effective legal measures to combat workplace bullying. Click here to check it out..

When not assisting her clients, Katie enjoys traveling with her family, hiking Bay Area trails with her energetic dog, and training for endurance races.


Bain Mazza & Debski LLP
951 Mariners Island Blvd Ste 300
San Mateo, CA, 94404-1560

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Posted by Alejandro | June 5, 2014
Finally - An advocate for the "little guy"
I've worked with a few different attorneys over the years but Attorney Debski (she said to call her Katie but I have too much respect) is absolutely the best. She was easy to talk to, explained everything to me & got me what I deserved from my former boss. I can't thank her enough. I have recommended a few family members and friends to Attorney Debski already and I'd recommend anyone who has employment troubles to give her a call. Unlike most lawyers she'll actually return your call!
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Posted by Grace | June 4, 2014
Extremely knowledgeable and professional attorney - was a great help!
I consulted Katherine Debski regarding employment and disability issues. She is extremely knowledgeable, and was very helpful to me regarding my complicated situation.


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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bain Mazza & Debski LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Pierce & Shearer LLP
  • 2012 - 2014


  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • San Mateo Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorneys Bettering the Community
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katherine is a thorough and knowledgeable attorney who is a passionate advocate for her clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly recommend Katherine Anne Debski and her firm. Ms. Debski and her law partners are compassionate, competent, hardworking attorneys."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am extremely lucky to call Katie my law partner and friend. She is not only a wonderful person, but a truly exceptional attorney. She fights vigorously for her clients but is always respectful and professional. Her ability to impress and disarm her opponents has led to great outcomes for her clients. She is an incredible asset to our firm and I look forward to many more years of working together."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Katie Debski is an outstanding attorney who I am so lucky to work with. She is incredibly knowledgeable and thorough, and produces excellent work. She is a strong advocate for her clients and I strongly endorse her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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San Mateo Employment and labor Lawyer Katherine Anne Debski
Katherine Anne Debski
Employment and labor Attorney
San Mateo, CA
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation