Debra P. Klauber

Debra Potter Klauber is a partner with Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, and oversees the Firm’s trial support and appellate division, providing guidance to the litigation team throughout the State of Florida.

Ms. Klauber is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Finance (1992), and her Juris Doctor (1995, cum laude).

Ms. Klauber is a member of The Florida Bar, and has handled proceedings in all five of the Florida District Courts of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court. She is also admitted to, and has practiced in, the federal courts in the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

In addition to heading the firm’s trial support and appellate practice, she has extensive experience with medical, legal and other professional malpractice claims (both plaintiff and defense).  Ms. Klauber also provides legal support and guidance for local government and school district clients in areas ranging from personal injury to employment litigation in both the civil and administrative arenas.

Her professional activities include active participation as a former board member of the Young Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association, and an active member of the Appellate Section of the Broward County Bar Association, for whom she recently presented a seminar entitled, “Do I need an appellate lawyer before the appeal?” She currently sits on The Florida Bar’s Civil Procedure Rules Committee, and she previously served on the Appellate Court Rules Committee and several Florida Bar Grievance Committees in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit.

An alumnus of Leadership Broward (Class XX), Ms. Klauber has been involved in her community as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and the Women of Tomorrow, a youth mentoring organization. She currently sits on the Advisory Board for the South Florida Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is the Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of the Team Swoop Youth Basketball Academy, Inc.