Debbie graduated magna cum laude from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and History. She also attended Saginaw Valley State University, taking graduate and teacher certification courses. Debbie joined the firm in 1994, working in the Personal Injury Department.
In April 1995 she became the primary writer of mediation and arbitration summaries. And, in December 1998 she was promoted to Litigation Department Manager. Three years later, she was promoted to Law Firm Administrator and has held a dual role at the firm since that time.
Besides being responsible for the administration and management of the firm, Debbie also oversees all personal injury cases – both the cases in pre-litigation and the ones that must go through the Michigan court system due to the fact that settlement negotiations with the insurance company have proved unsuccessful. It is the job of the Litigation Department to ensure that all court-imposed deadlines are met and that the case runs seamlessly from the time it is filed to the time of trial.
Although her responsibilities have changed over the years, Debbie continues to review briefs. “Writing briefs is the one chance that we get in a case to specifically detail our client’s version of events leading to the accident and the resulting injuries and damages that they have suffered. Although no two cases are the same, all are equally important to us and deserve no less attention. We write each brief as if it is the sole premise on which the case will ultimately settle.”