Stagg Wabnik Law Group

Debra L. Wabnik


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Debra Wabnik is a partner at Stagg Wabnik Law Group. She represents clients in federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey, as well as federal courts in Connecticut. She also represents clients in administrative forums such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and the New York State Education Department. Debra has handled numerous appellate matters before the Appellate Division, First and Second Departments. Her practice areas include general litigation, labor and employment and banking and credit card litigation. She achieved an "AV" Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, has been named a New York Metro Super Lawyer since 2013, and was voted the 2014 Top Legal Eagle in Employment Law for Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Debra is a graduate of Hofstra University of Law, where she was a member of the Labor Law Journal and Editor of the Entertainment Law Digest. She received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where she graduated with honors.

Debra's reported cases include Eze v. JPMorgan Chase, N.A., 2010 WL318913 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 11, 2010), Cohen v. Chase Bank, N.A., 679 F. Supp. 2d 582 (D.N.J. 2010); Washington Mutual Bank, N.A. v. The City of New York, 23 Misc.3d 1139(A), 2009 WL 1652849 (Sup. Ct., Kings County 2009); Kurz v. Chase Manhattan Bank, 324 F.Supp.2d 444 (S.D.N.Y. 2004); DePierro v. Bank of New York, 308 A. D.2d 430, 764 N.Y.S.2d 208 (2d Dep't 2003); Charles & Boudin v. Meyer, 307 A.D.2d 272, 762 N.Y.S.2d 421 (2d Dep't 2003); Beaumont v. Citibank, N.A., 21 WL 1488153 (S.D.N.Y. 2001); Doremus v. Town of Oyster Bay, 274 A.D.2d 390, 711 N.Y.S.2d 443 (2d Dep't 2000); Delvecchio v. Bayside Chrysler Plymouth Jeep Eagle, 271 A.D.2d 636, 706 N.Y.S.2d 724 (2d Dep't 2000); Neama v. Town of Babylon, 266 A.D.2d 364, 698 N.Y .S.2d 163 (2d Dep't 1999); Moawad v. Rx Place, 1999 WL 342759 (E.D.N.Y. 1999); Mouradian v. Astoria Federal Sav. and Loan, 91 N.Y.2d 124, 667 N.Y.S.2d 340 (1997); and Alfie's Original Souliers, Inc. v. Fleet Bank, 1996 WL 263004 (S.D.N.Y. 1996). She is a member of the New York and New Jersey bars.

Debra completed advanced commercial mediation training and conducts private mediations.  She is a member of the Eastern District of New York and Southern District of New York Mediation Panels, as well as the New York State Commercial Division Mediation Panels in Nassau, Suffolk, New York and Westchester counties.

Areas of Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
Bar Admissions
  • New York, 1994
  • New Jersey, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 2003
  • U.S. District Court of Connecticut, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2010
  • United States Supreme Court, 2009
  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, 1993 J.D.
  • Member, Hofstra Labor Law Journal
  • Editor, Hofstra Entertainment Law Digest
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, B.S. with honors, 1990