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Deborah Severs


Deborah is a founding partner in Hogarth Hermiston Severs LLP, which was established in 2004. She and her partners Tom and Terry sought to create a firm which embodies our collegial and responsive outlook to law while offering excellence in  client service in our respective areas of practice. 

Deborah practices exclusively in family law, including divorce, parenting rights, separation agreements and prenuptial agreements.  She has extensive experience in complicated and complex family  legal issues  requiring compassion and innovative thinking.

She is a problem solver and addresses matters through court, negotiations or mediations while recognizing the emotional aspect of family law. She has represented clients at the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Year of Call: 1986

Practice areas: Family Law



  • 1984 – University of Windsor Faculty of Law – LLB
  • 1986 – Bar Admissions – Law Society of Ontario

Professional Associations

  • Member – Essex Law Association
  • Member – Law Society of Ontario
  • Current President of the Board of Directors – Windsor Symphony Orchestra
  • Board Member – the Circle of Seven. Deborah was the first female to be named in the 25-year history of the Circle
  • Past and current member of various other boards and committees, including the Sexual Assault Crisis Centre, Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and Big brothers/Big Sister gala.


  • Gardening and working outdoors
  • Golfing
  • Pickleball
  • Spending time and traveling with her daughter
  • Walking Teddy, her King Charles Cavalier spaniel who has become the office mascot


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