Legal Assistant Debra (Debbie) Wright has been with the firm since 1985. She graduated magna cum laude from Macomb Community College with an Associate's Degree in the Legal Assistant program. In the more than three decades since, she has attended numerous seminars in probate law through the Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
Debbie assists the firm's attorneys with probate, estate and trust administration matters. She enjoys being available to clients and offering help through what she recognizes is often a time of stress, confusion, and grief. Debbie feels strongly that case files represent not just numbers and abstract legal issues, but real people who need compassion, information, and support. She takes pride in helping manage the details of estate administration matters efficiently and in lifting the burden of stress from clients' shoulders.
Clients who call or visit the firm for assistance with probate matters are likely to have contact with Debbie. Many clients have expressed gratitude for her ability to stay on top of the details of estate and trust administration, and making sure that things are handled correctly and in a timely fashion. In addition to noting Debbie's efficiency and experience with probate cases, clients also frequently express appreciation for her warmth and kindness. She is an essential part of Heritier Nance & Smothers, P.C.