Debra  L.  Doby

Debra L. Doby


Practice Groups

Debra Doby concentrates her practice on workers’ compensation litigation. She has extensive experience representing clients before the New York Workers’ Compensation Board and in appellate courts, deposing medical professionals and other experts, and advising on all aspects of workers’ compensation law. Debra also counsels employers on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance and frequently conducts training seminars on minimizing the risk of workplace accidents and related litigation.

Debra is Co-Editor of Goldberg Segalla’s Workers’ Compensation Quarterly newsletter, which examines the latest rulings, developments, and trends impacting the defense of workers' compensation claims.

While receiving her juris doctor from Vermont Law School, Debra was a legal clinician at the Environmental and Natural Resources Legal Clinic in Vermont, where she worked on issues involving the Clean Air Act. As a legal clinician at Maritime New Zealand in Wellington, New Zealand, she counseled employees on OSHA, delegations, and other obligations under the Maritime Transport Act.

In addition to her work as a legal clinician while at Vermont Law School, she was co-Chair of the International Law Society and organizer of the 2009 ILS Annual Conference, and was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Among American Legal Students.

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2016
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association: Vice Chair, Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Committee, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Washington, D.C. Bar Association
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, LL.M., with honors, 2011                          
  • Vermont Law School, J.D., 2009                                                
  • University of West Georgia, B.A., cum laude, 2003