Debbie regularly advises profit and nonprofit entities regarding all types of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans and welfare benefit plans. She assists them with the development and continued maintenance of their employee benefit plans, including audits and the correction of plan qualification and fiduciary issues with the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor. She designs executive compensation plans and assists with individual compensation packages, including severance packages. She works hand in hand with third party administrators and assists employers with the negotiation of their third party administrator and trustee contracts.

Honors & Recognitions

  • B-Metro Magazine, Top Women Lawyers, 2015

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Mobile
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama

Press Room

News & Analysis

Blogs, Videos & Podcasts

  • "The main business of a lawyer is to take the romance, the mystery, the irony, the ambiguity out of everything he touches.” 
  • Antonin Scalia

Practice Emphasis

  • Executive Compensation


University of Alabama School of Law

  • LL.M., 1999

University of Georgia School of Law

  • J.D., cum laude, 1990

University of Georgia

  • B.S., magna cum laude, 1987

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Alabama, 1993
  • Florida, 1992
  • Georgia, 1991
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
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