Deborah J. Gander has dedicated her career to helping victims receive justice. A fierce and proven advocate, she is a board-certified civil trial lawyer with over $100 million in verdicts and settlements for her clients. She represents clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries or lost family members and clients who face financial ruin because of insurance companies’ bad faith.
Deborah has more than twenty verdicts exceeding $1 million. This includes an award that was the largest ever in a Federal Tort Claims Act Case: $60 million for medical negligence at a Naval hospital. It was the first time in history the U.S. government was held liable for the acts of a doctor it alleged was an “independent contractor.” She recently obtained a verdict of $20.3 million against Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. in an admiralty case on behalf of a crewmember seriously injured aboard a vessel. She obtained a verdict above $8 million for the parents of two pedestrians who were killed while crossing the street at dusk. Additionally, she handled several multimillion-dollar settlements in medical malpractice, heavy trucking (18-wheelers), product liability, and other personal injury cases.
Deborah works closely with clients during lengthy and complex cases, developing lasting relationships. Compassion for her clients and passion for their cause motivates Deborah to put an end to injustice. She knows from decades of experience there is no greater equalizer than a courtroom with a jury.