Debra Albin-Riley is a partner in the firm’s litigation department. With more than 30 years of experience, Debra is a skilled trial lawyer who has successfully served as first chair or lead attorney on numerous high-profile federal, state, and appellate matters in courts and tribunals throughout Northern and Southern California, as well as jurisdictions and courts across the country. Debra regularly handles high-stakes and bet-the-company litigation and her significant experience before judges, juries, and other decision makers allows her to take matters to trial or skillfully negotiate positive resolutions for her clients prior to trial.
Debra’s practice focuses on complex multiparty litigation, including complicated health care and peer review matters, real estate valuation, sophisticated commercial contract disputes, Proposition 65 matters, consumer fraud and product liability cases, trust and estate mediation and litigation, and class actions.
Debra has tried numerous cases in California and other jurisdictions throughout the country, including state and federal trial and appellate courts in Texas, Florida and Illinois, the United States Court of Claims, and the United States Tax Court.
She has been rated among the “Top Women Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal as a result of her impressive track record of success before judges, juries and administrative hearing officers. Debra was also recently named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Litigation Counsel of America Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.