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Debra J Toews

Personal injury Attorney at Walla Walla, WA

5.0   1 review

also known as Debi Toews

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2002
    Voluntarily Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Debra

Learn Debra’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    We represent injured persons who need help navigating the insurance maze. We represent people hurt in auto accidents and premises accident.

    22 years

  2. Wrongful death
    Helping families dealing with the grief of losing a family member in an accident is a special calling

    22 years

  3. Insurance
    Navigating the insurance maze to fair compensation is our slogan, and it's not just a slogan. Most people come to us because they have difficulty with either the at-fault person's insurance, or their own insurance, or both.

    22 years

  4. Motorcycle accident

After graduating from Whitman College with a Bachelors Degree in English in 1976, Debi taught in a secondary school in Kenya, East Africa for two years. From 1988 through 1994 I taught English as a Second Language to adults at Walla Walla Community College.

I worked, first as a paralegal, and now as an attorney, in personal injury law since 1994. She completed Washington State Law Clerk Program in 2002, then took and passed the Washington State Bar Examination in July of that year. Debi has practiced exclusively in the personal injury field since being sworn in as an attorney in November, 2002. On January 1, 2006, she co-founded Willis & Toews, PLLC, with Monte Willis.

I was a presenter on “Bicycles: Risks and Rights” on representing injured bicyclists and on bicycle law in Washington at a Continuing Legal Education seminar for other attorneys at the Washington Association for Justice “Transportation Torts” Seminar in September, 2008.

I have also testified in both the Washington State House and Senate Transportation Committees on bicycle and pedestrian safety issues several times.  She is currently a member of the Bicycle Alliance of Washington and is a member of their Legislative Committee. A summary of bicycle laws can be found on their website here.

In 2006 I won a “Hometown Hero” award from the Blue Mountain Chapter of the American Red Cross for her work in Public Safety.  In 2005, I was awarded the Washington State Susie Stephens Award for Bicycle Advocacy on behalf of her successful efforts to get the Safe Passing Law passed in Washington state.

I am an avid cyclist, enjoys reading a wide variety of books, and is involved in both church and community activities as a volunteer. I volunteer with the Whitman Cycling Team.

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Willis & Toews PLLC
30 West Main Street Suite 201
P.O. Box 2195
Walla Walla, WA, 99362-2872


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Posted by Brian | December 18, 2013
The best personal injury lawyer in the area
I hired Debra after a terrible accident that quickly got sticky and confusing dealing with insurance companies. Her and her partners were able to save us and protect us from being taken advantage of .we would recomend her services to anyone in need of her specialties.


  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Willis & Toews PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hess Law Office
  • 2002 - 2006


  • Washington State Bar Law Clerk Program
  • 2001
  • Whitman College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976


  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Walla Walla County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Hometown Hero
  • Red Cross of Walla Walla County
  • 2005
  • Award for Bicycle Advocacy
  • Bike Alliance of Washington
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Transportation Torts: Planes, Trains & Automobiles
  • Bicycle Law
  • 2008
  • Washington State Legislature
  • Bicycle Safe Passing Law
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A dedicated, hard-working attorney who will go to the mat for her clients. Endorsed!"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are many qualities that good lawyers have - intelligence, compassion, tenacity, and the desire to constantly hone their skills and keep up to date on the latest techniques, laws, and trends in the legal world. Debi has all of these qualities and more. She is an excellent advocate for her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Debbie Toews is a still waters run deep attorney. Her calm, trustworthy, professional demeanor is driven by a passionate and commited heart for her clients and their causes."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Debra is thorough, competent and caring. When you or someone you love has been injured you will want an attorney like Debra working for you."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have mediated several case for Debra Towes. She is always very well prepared. She has unbelievable compassion for her clients and works hard to get them a just result. She is not only a good lawyer she is a good person."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Debi for many years. She is an intelligent, diligent and very capable attorney. I endorse her."
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