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Bob Debes Partner

"Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do." Potter Stewart

I have been practicing law since 1989. In the past three decades, the practice of law has changed dramatically. And so has America's workforce. Workers are more transient than ever before. Gig economy? We never even considered what that might be or the legal consequences of the same. But one thing has stayed the same: people's need for honest and well-reasoned legal advice. I pride myself on giving my clients a thoughtful analysis of their situation, a seasoned evaluation of their rights and remedies, and a tailored plan of action. But mostly, I pride myself on communication. I strive to explain every aspect of my client's legal concerns--good or bad--so that together we can chart the proper and most efficient course to achieve your purpose.

I am Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law. I have considerable experience handling all types of employment disputes, severance negotiations, breach of contract claims, and claims of wrongful termination/discrimination. I have helped thousands of clients -- executives and line workers alike, to address their concerns at work and to resolve their disputes in a timely manner. Nobody likes to spend the time or money going through a lengthy lawsuit process, and I try to do everything I can to resolve claims as quickly as possible whenever possible. But sometimes early resolution is not possible and a lawsuit is required. When litigation is necessary, you need a lawyer and a law firm with the experience to represent your interests. That's what we do at Shellist Lazarz Slobin, LLP.