Debra Koprowski was named Deputy Executive Director in September 2021. She served as the Regional Director of Advocacy for Legal Aid Programs in Broward and Collier Counties from 2010 to 2021. She supervises, mentors, cocounsels, 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.
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. Debra received the President’s Award from the Broward County Coalition for the Homeless for this volunteer work. Her work for the homeless has been written up in various publications by The Florida Bar Foundation and the American Bar Association. In 2019, Debra was named Employee of the Year by both Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida.