Deborah is an associate at Cavalluzzo LLP. Deborah routinely represents large provincial and federal sector trade unions and associations in mediation and grievance arbitration, providing expert advice and strategic advocacy with respect to all aspects of labour, human rights, health and safety, and employment issues. She also regularly represents professionals, including education workers and health care workers, in the context of regulatory and/or child welfare investigations and proceedings. Deborah provides client services in both English and French.
Deborah is committed to supporting movements of working people. She understands the anxieties that very often accompany one’s encounter with the law and takes a practical and compassionate approach to addressing the needs of her clients.
Deborah joined Cavalluzzo as an associate in 2019 after articling with the firm. Deborah received her law degree from McGill University's Faculty of Law in 2018. While at McGill, Deborah coordinated a migrant justice project, helped found a prisoners' legal support collective, and volunteered as an advisor at community poverty clinic. A proud member of the McGill Radical Law Students' Association, Deborah stands in solidarity with those experiencing state and/or colonial violence in all of its manifestations.
Prior to entering law school, Deborah earned a B.A. from McGill University and an M.A. from New York University, both in Middle East Studies.
Deborah is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, and l’Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario.