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Deb is co-chair of the Appellate & Post Trial Group and is part of the Litigation Practice Group. She joined the firm’s Litigation Group in 1995.

Deb practices in the area of civil litigation, with a primary focus on commercial litigation and appellate advocacy. She has represented an extensive clientele in appeals in all Pennsylvania appellate courts as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She also has wide experience in post-trial matters at the trial court level. Deb’s commercial litigation experience includes preparation of cases in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts. Her practice encompasses a broad range of matters including director and shareholder relationships, commercial instruments, secured transactions, collection issues, and contract disputes.

She has represented clients in a broad range of tort and contract actions, including shareholder and partnership disputes, professional malpractice defense, and defense of lender liability claims. Deb’s practice also includes representation of creditors in bankruptcy litigation. She has represented Adams County for many years in the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates.

Deb and her husband reside near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

EDUCATION

Dickinson College, B.A., 1976, magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1991, magna cum laude; Woolsack Honor Society Appellate Moot Court Board; Dickinson Law Review Associate Editor

HONORS/AWARDS

Local Legal Leader, 2016

MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Post-Trial and Appellate Practice Committee

Dauphin County Bar Association

Third Circuit Bar Association

American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Appellate Advocacy Committee, Third Circuit Reporter

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

PA Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Contact Info

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