Debra is a senior estate and trust administrator with over 30 years of experience focused on probate and trust matters.

Debra prepares probate papers, fiduciary and individual income taxes, estate tax returns and accounts and handles all other facets of probate and trust administration. “I pride myself on providing personal attention to our clients,” Debra notes, “and being easily accessible.”

Prior to joining the firm, she worked several years for two other Boston law firms and the Bristol County Registry of Probate.

Outside of the office Debra spends her time pursuing nature photography, travel, and volunteer work relating to environmental, wildlife and charity issues.



  • Johnson & Wales University
    • Business Administration/Hospitality and Hotel Management
  • Bridgewater State College
    • Special Needs Education
  • American Institute for Paralegal Studies
  • Stonehill College  (B.A., cum laude)
    • Child development/Pre-law

Public Service

  • Member; Former President; former chair of various subcommittees,Taunton Municipal Council
  • Commissioner; Former Vice Chairperson, Taunton Conservation Commission

Firm Highlights


Maine HR Convention: Workshop C: What Every Plan Sponsor Needs to Know-Your Fiduciary Duties in 2023

Join Verrill's Christopher S. Lockman at the 2023 Maine HR Convention where he will be presenting Workshop C: What Every Plan Sponsor Needs to Know-Your Fiduciary Duties in 2023 . This workshop will review...


Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...


Maine HR Convention: Workshop A: Out of Sight, Out of Mind-Legal Implications of Proximity Bias

Join Verrill's Tawny L. Alvarez at the 2023 Maine HR Convention where she will be presenting Workshop A:Out of Sight, Out of Mind-Legal Implications of Proximity Bias. Proximity bias can raise discrimination issues for...


David Lazarus Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Article Regarding Cryptocurrency Whistleblowing.


Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...


Verrill's Norman Belanger and Betts Gorsky Featured in Mainebiz Article


HR Power Hour with Sabine Gedeon


Whole Foods Win Shows Workplace Rules Can Shield Cos.

Verrill attorney Liz Johnston was recently published in Law360 for her article “Whole Foods Win Shows Workplace Rules Can Shield Cos.” In the article, Johnston discusses the recent decision in Kinzer v. Whole Foods...


Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say…Gorelick v. Star Markets: A Study in Indemnity

Indemnity clauses in contracts are a valuable tool for allocating risk among the contracting parties, most often risk attendant to personal injury and property damage, and their effect can be far-reaching. Despite their significance...


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Proposes National Drinking Water Standard for Six PFAS Compounds

On March 14, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced a proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”). PFAS are a category of manufactured chemicals that...

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