Debra concentrates her practice in the area of complex environmental and toxic tort litigation and environmental due diligence and compliance with an emphasis upon the defense of groundwater contamination cases involving claims for both property damage and serious personal injury.
Debra’s work has been in both state and federal courts and she has handled matters in jurisdictions throughout the United States, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, New York, Connecticut, Maryland and Michigan and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Debra also has significant experience in other litigation matters including products liability and chemical workplace exposure cases. She also advises clients on transactions involving purchase and redevelopment of brownfields. Debra also frequently counsels clients on environmental compliance issues with a focus on Underground Storage Tank regulations and Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) requirements and is well-versed in the new Site Remediation Reform Act and the Licensed Site Remediation Professional program. She frequently represents clients in compliance and enforcement matters with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in the Office of Administrative Law.
Debra is admitted to the bar in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the United Sates District Courts, District of New Jersey and Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Debra is a member of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Camden County Bar Associations and has been named to New Jersey Super Lawyers in Environmental Law. Debra is also active in the New Jersey Society of Women Environmental Professionals. She regularly speaks on both environmental law issues and diversity and inclusion issues facing the legal profession.
Debra has been an attorney with Archer & Greiner since 1986 and she became a shareholder of the firm in 1994. Debra is a member of both Archer & Greiner’s Personnel Committee and the firm’s Diversity Committee. She is also a founding member and Co-Chairperson for the Archer & Greiner Women Lawyer’s Network. She earned her law degree, with honors, from Rutgers School of Law - Camden in 1986 and her Bachelor’s degree, with honors, from Dickinson College in 1983.
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