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Biography

Debbie Brown is a member of GWB’s Workplace Practices Group and focuses her practice on the defense of employment and workers’ compensation cases. As a certified employment specialist by the South Carolina Supreme Court, Debbie is able to assist employers, including employers in workers’ compensation cases, with a wide array of employment issues including:

  • Disciplinary Decisions
  • Title VII Claims
  • ADA Claims
  • FMLA Claims
  • FLSA and South Carolina Wage Payment Claims
  • Retaliatory Discharge Claims
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims

Although Debbie has represented a broad array of clients in workers’ compensation and employment matters, she most often represents the following:

  • Home Healthcare Providers
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Golf Courses

Debbie also conducts seminars in both employment law and workers’ compensation for other Bar members and clients. She previously served as Program Chair for DRI’s Employment Law Seminar where she spoke and served as a moderator.

The satisfaction of the client is a top priority for Debbie in her legal practice. She provides timely and organized communications that consistently keep the client up to date. In addition to excellent communication, Debbie will work to provide creative and advantageous solutions for the client.

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Certifications / Specialities

  • Certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as an Employment and Labor Law Specialist

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Former Member, Employment and Labor Law Specialization Advisory Board, South Carolina Bar
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • Member and former Program Chair, Employment Law Committee of Defense Research Institute
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association
  • Leadership Greenville Class 38

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers In America, 2012 to Present
    -  Employment Law – Management
    -  Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Best Lawyers Business Edition, Employment Law, Spring 2016
  • 2015 Legal Elite – Labor Law, Greenville Business Magazine
  • South Carolina Super Lawyer, Workers’ Compensation
  • Student Works Editor, South Carolina Law Review
  • Robert Wagner Labor Law Moot Court Competition Team Member
  • Victor A. Michalewitz Award for Excellent Achievement in Legal Writing

Community Involvement

  • Financial Stability Council, United Way of Greenville County, Member
  • Financial Stability Council, United Way of Greenville County, Past Chair, 2010-2011

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1987

Education

  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1986
  • B.S., cum laude, Lander College, 1976

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