Kind Words

Deborah has a wealth of knowledge and insight on what makes lawyers and law firms tick. Many lawyers credit Deborah for advancing their careers. Deborah balances enthusiasm and credibility – which were key qualities in the implementation of our code of business conduct and ethics and the associated lawyer training. I admire her wit, professionalism and great judgment.

Kristin TaylorManaging Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell

I had the great pleasure of working with Deb for many years. Drawing upon her first hand knowledge of the challenges of private practice as well as her considerable experience in the area of professional development, I know she will definitely make a positive contribution to anyone seeking to build and advance their individual career in law or to any law firm or legal department looking to maximize the return on their investment in legal talent.

Mark YoungFormer Managing Partner, Cassels Brock

I worked closely with Deborah for several years while I was chair of the firm's Professional Development Committee. Deborah is a people person who understands how to create a positive working environment for lawyers. She has significant experience in managing and training associates to become better lawyers.

Christopher J. SchnarrManaging Partner, Thomas Gold Pettingill LLP

We were assisted greatly by Deborah’s experience, communication/teaching skills and knowledge of the "science" of mentoring. She presented tailored seminars to partners and associates, separately, citing research and experiential material in digestible segments. Deborah has a warm and confident manner which appropriately showcases her expertise and knowledge in mentoring and lawyer development designed to cultivate professional excellence.

Roslyn M. TsaoManaging Partner, Epstein Cole LLP