Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1996
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, B.A., 1989
When Debby started writing “Brief” at the top of her school work as a child, it was the first sign that she would be a lawyer. She soon realized that writing briefs wasn’t the only thing that was important and had an ear open for her classmates. Today she makes listening one of the most important parts of her practice as she represents employers. She is involved in litigation and investigations before the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Equal Rights Division and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She also counsels clients and provides training on harassment issues related to the #MeToo movement.
As a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, Debby provides prevention training, and litigates on matters regarding Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, sexual harassment, violations of non-compete agreements, discrimination, retaliation, social media and electronic communication, constructive discharge, domestic partner benefits, LGBT matters, workplace violence, employment releases, employee handbooks, and performance evaluations.
Debby also provides employers with assistance in separation agreements and releases, and downsizing or plant closing planning. She has enforced relocation contracts on behalf of employers throughout the country. She represents clients in various industries including, financial services, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, health care, and cosmetology.
Memberships & Involvement
- Vice President: Social Development Foundation
- Board Member: Westown Association
- Member: FUEL Milwaukee; Milwaukee Women's Inc.; Femfessionals; Association for Women Lawyers
- Illinois Chamber of Commerce, 2019