DEBORAH MARES BRICELY has been involved in defending clients in diverse types of cases, including motor vehicle negligence, premises, product and construction liability, and governmental liability. She has extensive experience working on behalf of physicians, hospitals, dentists, chiropractors and nursing homes in medical and dental malpractice suits. Since graduating from Wayne State University, Deb has continuously practiced and maintained her Michigan Licensure as a Registered Nurse, specializing in emergency care. As a member of the National Disaster Medical Assistance Team, she has often been deployed to provide medical assistance in field hospitals following natural disasters, most recently in Houston, Puerto Rico and Chico, California.
Wayne State University, B. S., with distinction, Nursing, 1981
Detroit College of Law, cum laude, J.D. 1991
State Bar of Michigan 1991
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan 1992
United States District Court, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 1992
State Bar of Michigan, Insurance and Indemnity, Health Care and Negligence sections
Oakland County Bar Association
Attorney Deb Bricely was again deployed as part of the National Disaster Medical Assistance Team to Chico, California in response to the Camp fire. Her Disaster Medical Assistance Team was divided into three health medical task forces and sent to various evacuee shelter locations to provide medical care at the Red Cross shelters. In addition to being an attorney, Deb is also a registered nurse. They were stationed at the base camp to assist responders set up at the Chico airport about forty miles airway. On Thanksgiving, Deb shared a warm meal with other military personnel.
Vandeveer Garzia attorney receives prestigious Frances R. Avandenka Memorial Award from the Oakland County Bar Association
At the 84th Annual Oakland County Bar Association Meeting on June 4, 2018, attorney Deb Bricely received the Frances R. Avandenka Memorial Award for outstanding community service and volunteerism. In addition to being an attorney with our law firm, Deb is also a registered nurse. In 2017, as part of the National Disaster Medical Assistance Team, Deb spent two weeks providing medical assistance in field hospitals in Houston following Hurricane Harvey and several weeks in Puerto Rico working in a damaged hospital and MASH like field hospital providing medical care to those injured as a result of Hurricane Maria. We are extremely proud of the commitment to humanity demonstrated by one of our own. We congratulate her on an award well deserved.