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Professional Activities
Deborah J. Tibbetts

Direct: 760.676.9450 x 5

About Deborah J. Tibbetts

Deborah J. Tibbetts has over twenty years’ experience in various aspects of labor and employment law. She has litigated cases in both federal and state court, involving all aspects of labor and employment law, including claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, failure to accommodate, unfair competition, misuse and theft of trade secrets, misclassification, wage & hour violations, defamation workplace violence, retaliation for whistleblower activity and qui tam actions. Ms. Tibbetts has also advised employers on various workplace issues, as well as prepared employment contracts, licensing agreements, employee handbooks, employment policies, and severance agreements, both as outside and in-house counsel, including a position as interim associate counsel for the University of California, San Diego. She also serves as the Executive Editor for Bender’s California Labor and Employment Bulletin and is a contributor to the compliance assistance website Xpert HR.


Professional Experience
  • Kasper & Frank LLP (2016 - present)

  • Independent Contract Attorney (2006-2016)

  • Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP (2001-2006)

  • University of California at San Diego, Interim Associate Counsel (2003-2004)

  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges LLP (1999-2001)

  • Masters Choice, Inc. (1997-1999)

  • Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP (1996-1997)

  • Proskauer Rose LLP (1995-1996)

  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Oliver LLP (1993-1995)


  • Columbia Law School, J.D. 1993, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Editor, Columbia Law Review

  • Western Connecticut State University, B.S. 1990, Magna Cum Laude



  • United States Court Of Appeals, Second Circuit, Hon. George C. Pratt (1993)

  • California State Courts

  • United States District Court; Central and Southern Districts

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