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Deborah maintains a diverse commercial and civil litigation practice.  Since 2008, she has successfully represented individuals and companies in various complex matters, including commercial bankruptcy, contract interpretation, fraud, intellectual property, trademark infringement, employee covenants, securities, and real estate matters, and shareholder/member disputes. More recently, Deborah has enjoyed representing Court-appointed receivers charged with overseeing commercial receivership estates.

Deborah also has extensive tort litigation experience, both in district court and arbitration proceedings, defending care center facilities against wrongful death claims, and providing general insurance defense regarding automobile and premises liability.

Outside of work, Deborah enjoys attempting to parent her unruly twin girls and other high intensity activities.


  • J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2008
    • CALI Award for highest grade in Intellectual Property
    • College of Law Award for second-highest grade in Corporate Finance
  • B.S., cum laude, Finance, University of Utah, 2004
  • B.S., cum laude, Marketing, University of Utah, 2004


  • Utah, 2008

  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2008

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2016 

Reported Decisions

  • In re Warneke, 2011 WL 3880817 (Bankr. D. Utah 2011)
  • Harvey v. Ute Indian Tribe of Uintah and Ouray Reservation, 2017 UT 75, 416 P.3d 401
  • Cheney v. Hinton Burdick Hall & Spilker, PLLC, 2015 UT App 242, 366 P.3d 1220

Representative Matters

  • Defend healthcare institutions against claims of medical malpractice.
  • Effectively argued TRO on behalf of employer with non-compete agreement.
  • Successfully represented defendant in defense of multi-million dollar contract claim.
  • Obtained dismissal, at trial, of all 523 claims regarding non-dischargeability.
  • Achieved confirmation of bankruptcy plan for national restaurant franchise.


  • Rated among Utah Business Magazine's Utah Legal Elite: Up and Coming™ (2014) and Utah Legal Elite™ (2017-2018).