Title: Managing Partner
Company: Wenderoff Law Group
Location: New York, New York, United States
Debra Doby, Managing Partner at Wenderoff Law Group, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in workers’ compensation litigation.
A managing partner at Wenderoff Law Group since 2020, Ms. Doby concentrates her practice on New York and Longshore Harborworker’s worker’s compensation, with a subspecialty in construction and safety matters. Named a “Rising Star” in New York Metro Super Lawyers in 2016-20, she has built a reputation on success in the courtroom as well as a history of deep and substantive engagement with the issues her clients face.
Following obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Ms. Doby followed with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in comparative law from Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont in 2009. She continued her education with a Master of Laws from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland in 2010. Ms. Doby is admitted to practice in New York and Washington.
Ms. Doby provided superior service as an environmental research assistant with Marc Mihaly in South Royalton, Vermont in 2008, and completed legal Internships with the Environmental Natural Resources Legal Clinic, Maritime New Zealand, and Staigaire in Belgium. She began her career in law as an attorney and later supervising attorney for the Special Funds Conservation Committee in Syracuse, New York from 2011 to 2013. With Goldberg Segalla in White Plains, New York, Ms. Doby excelled as an associate and later partner from 2013 to 2016.
In addition to workers’ compensation efforts with the Wenderoff Law Group, Ms. Doby has written and presented on subjects including cannabis and opioid addiction and overprescription of medications. Drawing on both her undergraduate degree in chemistry as well as her insights into workers’ compensation issues and trends in pain medication prescription practices nationally, she created her law firm’s Medication/MSA Reduction Program (MRP), a comprehensive program designed to help claims professionals reduce claimants’ use of prescription medications and excessive treatment.
Ms. Doby’s publications in prestigious journals include “The Uphill Battle: Challenging Bio-Pharma in IPRs,” in the New York Law Journal; she co-authored “Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law” in Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal and authored “Reducing Exposure in State Claims,” for the Defense Research Institute.
Ms. Doby attributes her success to her ability to understand the profession in its entirety, and to really see that what she does impacts her clients. She is client-driven and takes her clients as her own and treats them as if they are family. She takes special pride in putting in effort to support individuals who are first generation lawyers trying to get a foothold in their careers.
In the coming years, Ms. Docy intends to continue to build up the law firm, a woman-owned and woman-operated law firm, and would like to see the firm as a nationally recognized law firm and to continue to keep expanding the diversity and inclusion measures.
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