The leader in workers’ compensation defense law.

Counseling employers and insurance carriers throughout California.

Career Basics

Debra Robins entered the field of workers’ compensation defense in 2000, and since that time has represented employers, third-party administrators and insurance carriers before all Workers’ Compensation Appeals Boards throughout Southern California. During her career she has practiced both at private defense firms and in-house with insurance carriers as senior staff counsel, and in the process has developed expertise in cases involving general and special employment, complex issues of coverage, Labor Code Section 132a, and serious and willful misconduct.


Debra Robins obtained her law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1996. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1980.

Professional Membership

Debra is a member of the California State Bar and the Workers' Compensation Section.

Personal Note

The best advice I have ever received in my career is "Be prepared." I obtain the greatest personal and professional satisfaction from helping my clients be prepared in all aspects of their cases, whether in factual investigation or comprehensive explanation of the impact of the legal issues on them. If I can assist my clients with this understanding, I feel I have done my job well.

I have recently had an expanded opportunity to travel, particularly to some remote places, and enjoy bringing my curiosity to bear in learning about new places and people. I look forward to continuing to broaden these horizons.