Debra M. Marcus

Debra M. Marcus

Springfield, New Jersey

Ms. Marcus has had significant litigation and trial experience in insurance defense. Her practice currently has an emphasis in representing dental professionals in the defense of malpractice claims and investigations before the State Board of Dentistry.

In the beginning her practice of law in New Jersey, Ms. Marcus defended doctors and nurses employed by University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey as well as insurance companies involved in environmental litigation.  She initially worked with Stephen Schechner representing nurses, doctors and dentists as well as defending drivers of commercial vehicles.

Ms. Marcus was Senior Trial Attorney for house counsel of CGU insurance company where she defended claims involving construction site accidents, premises liability, wrongful death claims and liquor liability.
 More recently she was a Senior Associate in the New Jersey office of a prominent national law firm where she concentrated in insurance defense and coverage litigation including flood, mold, fire loss, toxic tort, asbestos and premises liability. Ms. Marcus has an AV rating in Martindale Hubbell.

Presently, Ms. Marcus has rejoined Stephen Schechner to continue representing health care practitioners in all facets of their practice needs including licensing matters, defense of malpractice claims, defending insurance and Medicaid audits  and purchase and sales of practices.

Ms. Marcus received her B.S. from Boston University, College of Communication in 1985. She received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, in 1988, where she served on the Moot Court Board and was a Legal Writing Teaching Assistant.

She is admitted to practice in New Jersey, the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey.  Ms. Marcus is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Union County Bar Association and is a graduate of the Richard J. Hughes Inn of Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Defense of professional liability claims
  • Professional State licensing board matters
  • Transactional law involving the purchase and sales of dental practices
  • Insurance and Medicare/Medicaid fraud audits

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1989


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.S.
    • Major: Mass Communications


  • Risk Management in Dental Practice, Dental Study Clubs, 2010 - 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present
  • Union County Bar Association, Member, 1991 - Present