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Debra Weiss Ford

Updated: September 4th, 2021 | Portsmouth | Lawyer List D | Jackson Lewis P.C. | Disability,

Address: 100 International Drive, Suite 363, portsmouth, NH, 03801
Law Firm: Jackson Lewis P.C.
Phone: (603) 559-2700
Fax: 603-559-2701
Website: http://www.jacksonlewis.com

TitleOffice Managing Principal and Office Litigation Manager
First Year of Call
Areas of PracticeDisability
DescriptionDebra Weiss Ford is office managing principal and litigation manager of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has more than 35 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies.Debra also represents employers before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.Debra trains frequently in New England on issues related to employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, reductions in force, termination issues, wage and hour issues, proper documentation, leaves of absence, and Title IX compliance. She regularly advises clients on employment-related matters.Debra was a member of the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners from 1993 to 2005. She was appointed by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to serve on the Merit Selection Panel to consider the reappointment of the incumbent magistrate. In 2003, she was appointed to serve on the Federal Court Advisory Committee. She is an approved federal and state mediator.Pro Bono and Community Involvement1st Tee, Board of Directors (2005-2006); Honorary Board Member (2005-2008) End 68 Hours of Hunger, Board Member NHSPCA, Board of Directors (2004-2011) Portsmouth Music Hall, Board Member Rockingham Community Action, Board of Directors (2009-2011) Seacoast Human Resources Association, Board Member Published WorksWorkplace Privacy, New Hampshire Chapter (Thompson Publishing Group) Honors and RecognitionsAmerican Lawyer Media, Top Rated Lawyer The Best Lawyers in America, Manchester, New Hampshire Management Lawyer of the Year The Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor and Employment (2011-2021) Business New Hampshire Magazine, Best Labor and Employment attorney in New Hampshire Chambers USA, Labor & Employment (2020) The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, fellow (2006) Legal 500 USA, Recommended Attorney (2020) Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent – Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence (2019) New Hampshire Magazine, Top New Hampshire Lawyers in Labor and Employment New Hampshire Super Lawyers (2007-present) The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society by the Litigation Counsel of America, fellow (2014)In the NewsDebra Weiss Ford In the News Jackson Lewis Attorneys Honored in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 August 20, 2020 Jackson Lewis Jackson Lewis’ Practices and Lawyers Recognized in The Legal 500 2020 June 11, 2020 Jackson Lewis Debra Weiss Ford Comments on Implications of Increased Paid Leave and Unemployment Benefits May 8, 2020 NH Business Review PublicationsDebra Weiss Ford Publicationsarticle Maine Labor Department Releases Final Rules for Earned Paid Leave Law September 25, 2020article Maine Takes Steps to Restart Economy following COVID-19 Shutdown Order May 5, 2020article New Hampshire’s COVID-19 ˜Stay at Home Plan 2.0′ on Reopening Businesses May 5, 2020Webinarswebinar Portsmouth Annual Employment Law Update 9 – 10:15 AM ESTArchived webinar COVID-19: Daily Briefing – Practical Tips and Legal Considerations for Making Remote Work, Work 4 – 4:30 PM ESTArchived BlogsDebra Weiss Ford Blog Posts Disability, Leave & Health Management Maine Labor Department Releases Final Rules for Earned Paid Leave Law September 28, 2020 Disability, Leave & Health Management Paid Leave Law in Maine Passes Legislature and Waits for Governor Signature May 23, 2019 Employment Trial Report Former Winery Employees Awarded $11 million February 14, 2019

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