Meet the Attorney: Deborah Rosenthal

If there’s one word to describe how attorney Deborah Rosenthal feels about working with clients to help them secure the justice they deserve, it’s this:


“I am a true believer in justice as a basic human right and in the ability of our civil justice system to level the playing field in a way that few other institutions can,” Deborah says.

deborahAs a partner at Simmons Hanly Conroy, Deborah currently handles cases in the firm’s mesothelioma and environmental litigation departments. She works in our San Francisco office and has spent 10 years helping to secure millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for those who have been wrongfully injured through asbestos exposure.

Working with people who suffer from cancer or have lost a family member to a fatal cancer such as mesothelioma, can of course be emotionally charged. But “the civil justice system can help restore people’s sense of dignity and power after they have had something wrongfully taken from them,” [Click to Tweet] Deborah says. “I feel honored to be a part of that process.”

Prior to joining the firm’s team of experienced attorneys, Deborah represented clients in asbestos and benzene-related toxic exposure cases, sexual abuse and other psychological injury cases, automobile accident cases, and cases involved the liability of property owners and landlords, always on behalf of the injured. She has also worked as an editor and writer for several legal publications, which plays into her newest venture for the firm: her social media presence.

“Over the years, I’ve had friends and colleagues move to faraway places. Initially I used social media to stay in touch with them. Then I realized that through social media, you can develop valuable relationships with people who started out in distant places, by sharing stories and resources that are of mutual interest and concern,” she says.

Deborah’s professional Twitter account, @Justice_2gether, is a place where she shares consumer and environmental safety information. Deborah has an active presence on the channel, where she strives to extend her advocacy for those who have been harmed or may be harmed by dangerous products and corporate wrongdoing.

You can follow Deborah on Twitter to see her regular updates, here.

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