Debra Koprowski, Esq. has been the Regional Director of Advocacy for Legal Aid Programs in Broward and Collier Counties since 2010. In that capacity, she supervises, mentors, co-counsels, and advises staff attorneys and paralegals in litigation matters. In addition, she executes administrative and project duties for the programs. Prior to this, Debra focused her practice on Senior Law, representing individuals over sixty in foreclosure, eviction, and fraud matters at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida. Debra is a brilliant litigator with a tremendous heart, extraordinary patience and genuine compassion. Our clients and staff are fortunate to work with her.
“It doesn’t seem right to receive an award for doing the job you love, with people you love, and for the clients you love to serve,” says Debra. “But keeping in mind the people who make up my Legal Aid family and our clients, I humbly accept this award and thank Legal Aid for giving me my dream job and Bruce and Jaqueline Rogow for their generosity and commitment to Legal Aid.”
Before coming to Legal Aid, Debra was in private practice for twenty-two years, fourteen of which were as a sole practitioner. During her years in private practice, she represented clients in the areas of family law, general civil law, and litigation. For the last five years of her private practice, she provided pro bono legal services to the homeless. She received the President’s Award from the Broward County Coalition for the Homeless for this volunteer work. Debra’s work at Coast to Coast Legal Aid, and her work for the homeless, were written up in publications of The Florida Bar Foundation and the American Bar Association.