Debra Weiss Ford
Jackson Lewis LLP, Portsmouth

Debra W. Ford is the managing partner of the Portsmouth, NH office of Jackson Lewis, LLP where she has over 30 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies in NH, MA and ME. She earned her B.A. from Drew University in 1979 and her J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1982. Debra is a member of the NHBA’s Federal Practice and Labor & Employment Law Sections. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar, the Maine State Bar, the ABA, the NH Association for Justice, the American Arbitration Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the National Association of College and University Attorneys. She was elected as a fellow to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in June 2006. Debra is an approved federal and state mediator. She lectures frequently at seminars in New Hampshire and Massachusetts on issues related to employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, reductions in force, termination issues, personnel issues and contractual issues. Debra is the author of the New Hampshire chapter of Workplace Privacy, a legal reference book for managers and human resource professionals. 10/12 TL