Deborah is a Senior Staff Attorney with NYLAG’s Public Benefits Unit with a focus on elder law. She advises and represents senior clients regarding access to public benefits, health care and home care, consumer law issues, and advanced planning, including drafting Wills, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney. Deborah works directly with many of her clients in their local community centers or in their homes. Earlier, Deborah was a staff attorney in NYLAG’s Special Litigation Unit. Before joining NYLAG, Deborah spent her career fighting on behalf of the disenfranchised at the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and in private practice. Deborah received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and her J.D. from Fordham School of Law.