Born a child of a Holocaust survivor, Deborah Schweizer learned early the importance of not remaining silent in the face of injustice. Educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and New York Law School, Deborah chose the law as a means of effecting positive change. As a young lawyer, Deborah worked to hold Savings and Loan officers and directors accountable for faulty business decisions that cost investors to lose their money. Deborah also worked to hold corporate polluters responsible for dumping toxic chemicals. Deborah joined a pioneering Bay Area law firm focused on representing victims of asbestos poisoning and became one of the leading female trial lawyers in California. Deborah founded her own law firm continuing to represent injured individuals harmed by the wrongful conduct of others. Deborah helps individuals obtain justice by taking on the giants of industry and others whose actions violate laws pertaining to consumer protection, health and safety, and equality. Deborah has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for her clients.
In addition to being a trial lawyer, Deborah believes in giving back to the community. Deborah is a recipient of the Dana Sanborn Volunteerism Award for 2013. Deborah works with groups whose mission is to improve our legal system and preserve access to the courts for all. Deborah meets with State and Federal legislators to advocate for laws keeping consumers safe and the courts open. Deborah serves our Courts as a mediator and settlement officer. Deborah serves on two non-profits Boards: Clausen House of Oakland, supporting adults with developmental disabilities achieve independence; and Congregation Beth Israel Judea, an egalitarian synagogue providing celebration of spirit, lifelong learning and world healing (Tikkun Olam).
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