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Deborah R. Willig - Willig Williams & Davidson

Deborah Willig - The American law Journal LawSource


P: 215-656-3666


Philadelphia, PA



Labor Law - Union Representation
Employee Benefits
Employment Law - Individual and Class Representation





United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Bar of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
United States Supreme Court


Fellow in Labor, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2014
The Legal Intelligencer Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013
Bob Kyler Ambassador of Hope Award, City of Hope and the Tri-State Labor & Management Council, 2012
The Legal Intelligencer Women Lawyers of Distinction Award, 2010
Philadelphia Business Journal Women of Distinction Award, 2010
Temple University League for Entrepreneurial Women Hall of Fame, 2009
Founder’s Day Award, Temple Law Alumni Association, 2002
Agent of Change Award, Women’s Way, 2002
Sandra Day O'Connor Award, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1995
Labor Human Rights Award, Jewish Labor Committee, 1994
Israel Labor Medal, State of Israel Bonds, 1993
Mary Philbrook Award, Women's Law Caucus of Rutgers Law School, 1993
Vocational Service Award, Rotary Club of Philadelphia, 1993
Attorney of the Year Award, Jewish National Fund, 1992
Achievement Award, American Association of University Women, 1992
Achievement Award, Temple University Women's Law Caucus, 1992
Rosh Pinah Award, American Jewish Congress, 1991
Outstanding Service Award, Pennsylvania Citizens’ Action, 1990
Spirit of Life Award, City of Hope National Medical Center, 1987


Transition Review Team, Committee on Labor and Industry, 2014-Present
Fellow in Labor, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2014-Present
AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, 1982-Present
American Bar Association, 1975-Present
Philadelphia Bar Association, 1975-Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1975-Present
French International School of Philadelphia, Board of Directors, 2007-Present
District of Columbia Bar Association, 1978-Present
Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), 1986-Present
National Association of Women Lawyers, 1990-Present
American Arbitration Association, Philadelphia Region Labor Advisory Committee, 1992-Present
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 1983-Present
Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society, 1980-Present


Temple University School of Law, J.D.
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Cum Laude


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Deborah Willig is an advocate for workers rights focusing her practice on labor relations and employment law. She has represented a wide range of labor unions including teachers and non-professional public school employees; public health, social and recreational workers; teamsters; orchestra musicians; and firefighters. She works with both public and private sector unions in contract negotiations, advising clients on internal union governance and staff matters, and presenting interest and grievance arbitrations. Additionally she represents employee benefits funds and negotiation of health care benefits.

Willis represents union members in Chicago through the firms Of Counsel relationship with Illinois Advocates, LLC. She is involved in many community service organizations, including legal, academic and charitable. She has held multiple leadership positions, including being the first woman Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association. For her work, she has received a wide variety of prestigious awards and honors including the Sandra Day O'Connor Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association, Change Award from Women's Way and The Legal Intelligencer Lifetime Achievement Award.