Widely recognized as a senior and formidable trial and appellate lawyer, Deborah has argued over 100 cases in the highest court in Alberta, the Court of Appeal, and numerous other appeals in the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Queen’s Bench. She represents both individual and corporate clients facing criminal and quasi-criminal matters, including environmental, and regulatory charges. She is especially experienced in handling sexual assault and impaired driving cases.
Outside of court, Deborah has sat on the Law Society of Alberta’s Criminal Practice Advisory Committee and the Credentials and Education Committees, and served as President of the Criminal Trial Lawyers’ Association in 2009-2011. She has also served as a Director of the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers since 2012 and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. She is currently a sessional instructor teaching The Law of Evidence at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, and an Advocacy Adviser with the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute. Her most important endorsement, though, comes from other lawyers, who frequently refer cases to her in recognition of her tenacity, intellect, and willingness to work hard for clients to achieve the best results.