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Among Debra’s primary practice areas are commercial/social hosts, occupiers’ liability, motor vehicle accidents, and general liability resulting in personal injury. She has extensive experience defending broker’s liability claims and other professional liability claims. Subrogation does not fall within Debra’s legal practice area.

Legal studies caught Debra’s interest at a young age, which led to her working in law throughout her lifetime. When Debra works with clients at Brownlee LLP, she prioritizes resolving difficult and challenging matters quickly. Using Debra’s objective and decisive approach, all involved parties feel satisfied with the outcomes that are created by pulling out the emotion from a situation. It is to everyone’s advantage to assist clients in reaching a satisfactory resolution as quickly as possible.

With a successful track record in all levels of law in Alberta, Debra is a leader in the field. Previously, she served on the Insurance Committee of the Law Society of Alberta, conducting governance work related to insurance law. Debra is the author of several academic articles on a variety of insurance/litigation topics, and she has been a presenter at the Alberta Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters conventions as well as a series of in-house seminars and webinars for insurance clients. In her diverse experience working throughout the legal industry, Debra has also hosted and organized webinars for the defence organization Risk Management Counsel (RMC).


Debra has appeared as counsel in the following reported decisions:

  • Bodily Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Defence
  • Occupiers’ Liability
  • E&O
  • Commercial/Social Host
  • Construction/Fire


  • CBA – Canadian Bar Association
  • CDL – Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • DRI – Defence Research Institute
  • PLUS – Professional Liability Underwriting Society