Debra Effeney is a family law accredited specialist in Queensland, and is admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia. Initially, Debra was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 2003 after completing 2 years of Articles in Rockhampton and completing her Law Degree at James Cook University in Townsville in 2000.
Along with that, Debra has a diverse background after having practiced as an Articled Clerk in a regional law firm and as a solicitor in national mid-tier law firms in Brisbane. Also, Debra has presented a masterclass through the Queensland Law Society on complex family law orders.
Importantly, Debra is passionate about volunteering and is currently a volunteer at Women’s Legal Service in Brisbane. She has been a volunteer mentor for the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland’s Ladder Program, and has previously been a volunteer at the Central Queensland Community Legal Centre.
In 2012, Debra also completed her collaborative law training and is able to assist clients through the collaborative process.
Professional Legal Qualifications
- Accredited Family Law Specialist by the Queensland Law Society
- Bachelor of Laws – James Cook University
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
- Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
- the Law Society of Queensland
- the Law Council of Australia – Family Law Section
- the Queensland Family Law Practitioners Association
- the Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners
Last but not least, Debra now practices exclusively as a Family Law Specialist and is experienced with the essential skills and expertise to act in all family law matters including:
What Debra’s clients say:
“Debra is a valuable advocate during the process and helped simplify and expediate what could have been a complex drawn out matter. Debra was able to work with the other parties objectively with the sole goal of helping the matter settle with a minimum amount of aggravation. Debra was available at any time with very quick response time to my queries. All in order to progress the matter quickly and also she took the time to explain the process with me. I was very happy with the outcome and feel very comfortable in recommending Debra to others“. – G. D., South Brisbane
“My initial appointment with Debra was both informative and supportive. I will absolutely be in touch should my situation change and thank you in this regard for the professionalism and advice.” – I.S., Graceville
“Thank you for helping me get my life back and make a fresh start. To have that fresh start without fear and anxiety is priceless”. – A.A., Perth