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


401(k) Plan Matching Contributions: To True Up or Not True Up?

As a matter of plan design, for purposes of matching contributions some 401(k) plans provide that a participant’s compensation for the entire plan year is taken into account (regardless of whether the participant makes...


The PHE is Ending: Do You Know Where Your Waivers Are?

While the pandemic is not over, the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is expected to expire soon, which means that a number of operational, safety, and billing standards that were waived at the beginning...


Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (1st Session)


Maine PUC to Kick Off Review of Grid Plan to Assist Clean Energy Transition

Last month, the Maine Public Utilities Commission initiated a proceeding to identify the priorities to be addressed in an electric grid plan that will assist Maine in the “cost-effective transition to a clean, affordable...


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...


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...


Seven Verrill Attorneys named to Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers of 2022 List

(December 8, 2022) Verrill attorneys Ruth A. Mattson , Michael L. Fay , David M. Friedman , Regina M. Hurley , Kyle T. MacDonald , Kristin S. Doeberl and Brian M. Hurley were recently...


Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (2nd Session)


Verrill Welcomes Associates Brody Haverly-Johndro, Maye Emlein, Victoria Larson, Chris Petronio, Abby Plummer, and Alexander Read


Maine PUC Clarifies Ability of Level 2 Projects to “Leapfrog” Level 4 Projects in Interconnection Queue

After months of uncertainty over the issue of whether Level 2 renewable energy projects can “leapfrog” Level 4 projects in the queue, the Maine PUC clarified one of the ambiguities. Specifically, in response to...

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