Debbie has more than 30 years of experience as a business litigator and trusted legal advisor. In addition to counseling on corporate, governance and fiduciary matters, Debbie has a broad-based litigation practice in state and federal courts including The North Carolina Business Court. She has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© in five litigation categories Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation - ERISA, Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions and Litigation – Trusts and Estates. Best Lawyers in America© also recognized Debbie as the “2013 Trust and Estates Lawyer of the Year” for Charlotte and the 2014 and 2015 "ERISA Litigation Lawyer of the Year” for Charlotte. Other recognitions include Chambers USA in Litigation as well as the North Carolina Super Lawyer in Business Litigation and Martindale AV rating.