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Deborah R.
Stambaugh

Associate

Deborah R. Stambaugh provides general counsel and litigation services to public, private, corporate, nonprofit, and individual clients.

Let's Talk
460 Norristown Road, Suite 110
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Assistant
Katie Ruggieri
Phone: 610-825-8400
Fax: 610-828-4887

Deborah R. Stambaugh is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on disputes relating to business contracts, construction, insurance, real estate development, employment, business associations, and nonprofit entities.

Prior to joining Wisler Pearlstine, Ms. Stambaugh had her own litigation firm in Wynnewood, PA. Before that, she was a Shareholder with the firm of Bauman & Dow, P.C. in Albuquerque, NM, where she handled all phases of litigation from discovery through trial and appeals. Ms. Stambaugh excels at simplifying complex problems and achieving client goals.

In 2020, the Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania (est. 1774) elected Ms. Stambaugh as their “Church Attorney.” In that role, she assists the Diocese in investigating and resolving clergy ethics matters.

Ms. Stambaugh is admitted to the Pennsylvania and New Mexico State Bars, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and earned her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law (2009) where she received the Dean’s Award, was President of the Business Law Society, and participated in the American Bar Association Moot Court.

Ms. Stambaugh is also a member of the Pennsylvania, Montgomery, and New Mexico Bar Associations.

Representative Matters
  • Confidential Insurance Matter (2022) – Responded to insurer who wrongfully denied coverage of property damage claim and negotiated settlement exceeding $225,000.
  • Paul v. R&M International Sales (2022) – Positioned client for favorable settlement of employment lawsuit through motion for summary judgment and original analysis of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
  • Geerlings v. Tredyffrin School District, EDPA 21-cv-4024 (2021) – Defended school district against preliminary injunction motion by parents who claimed religious exemption to COVID-19 mask requirements and asserted Daubert challenges to proposed expert witness.
  • Confidential Settlement (2019) – Renegotiated operating agreement, ousted a holdover manager, and recovered assets wrongfully taken by manager of a real estate development company.
  • Sanchez v. U.S. Dept. of Energy, No. 16-2056 (10th Cir., 2017) – Carved an exception to Dept. of Navy v. Egan such that federal employees with disabilities whose Human Reliability Program clearances are revoked due to a disability may recover under the Rehabilitation Act for disability discrimination.
  • Dove v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., No. 34-932 (N.M. Ct App, 2017) – Won summary judgment declaring that an insurer breached its duty to defend.
  • Martinez v. Bar-M Constr. et al., NMDC D-1214-CV-2011-0446 – Won at jury trial on construction defects claim.
  • Won summary judgment declaring that an insurer breached its duty to defend and recovered a confidential settlement six times greater than policy limits.
  • Settled a contentious and publicly reported class action lawsuit against High Desert Investment Company for fraudulent formation of a public improvement district.
Personal Interests

When not practicing law. Ms. Stambaugh enjoys gardening and hiking.

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit

New Mexico

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

Education

University of New Mexico School of Law (2009)

New Mexico State University (cum laude, 2005)

Professional and Civic Memberships

Montgomery Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

New Mexico Bar Association

Deborah R.
Stambaugh

Associate

Deborah R. Stambaugh provides general counsel and litigation services to public, private, corporate, nonprofit, and individual clients.

Let's Talk
460 Norristown Road, Suite 110
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Assistant
Katie Ruggieri
Phone: 610-825-8400
Fax: 610-828-4887

Deborah R. Stambaugh is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on disputes relating to business contracts, construction, insurance, real estate development, employment, business associations, and nonprofit entities.

Prior to joining Wisler Pearlstine, Ms. Stambaugh had her own litigation firm in Wynnewood, PA. Before that, she was a Shareholder with the firm of Bauman & Dow, P.C. in Albuquerque, NM, where she handled all phases of litigation from discovery through trial and appeals. Ms. Stambaugh excels at simplifying complex problems and achieving client goals.

In 2020, the Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania (est. 1774) elected Ms. Stambaugh as their “Church Attorney.” In that role, she assists the Diocese in investigating and resolving clergy ethics matters.

Ms. Stambaugh is admitted to the Pennsylvania and New Mexico State Bars, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and earned her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law (2009) where she received the Dean’s Award, was President of the Business Law Society, and participated in the American Bar Association Moot Court.

Ms. Stambaugh is also a member of the Pennsylvania, Montgomery, and New Mexico Bar Associations.

Representative Matters
  • Confidential Insurance Matter (2022) – Responded to insurer who wrongfully denied coverage of property damage claim and negotiated settlement exceeding $225,000.
  • Paul v. R&M International Sales (2022) – Positioned client for favorable settlement of employment lawsuit through motion for summary judgment and original analysis of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
  • Geerlings v. Tredyffrin School District, EDPA 21-cv-4024 (2021) – Defended school district against preliminary injunction motion by parents who claimed religious exemption to COVID-19 mask requirements and asserted Daubert challenges to proposed expert witness.
  • Confidential Settlement (2019) – Renegotiated operating agreement, ousted a holdover manager, and recovered assets wrongfully taken by manager of a real estate development company.
  • Sanchez v. U.S. Dept. of Energy, No. 16-2056 (10th Cir., 2017) – Carved an exception to Dept. of Navy v. Egan such that federal employees with disabilities whose Human Reliability Program clearances are revoked due to a disability may recover under the Rehabilitation Act for disability discrimination.
  • Dove v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., No. 34-932 (N.M. Ct App, 2017) – Won summary judgment declaring that an insurer breached its duty to defend.
  • Martinez v. Bar-M Constr. et al., NMDC D-1214-CV-2011-0446 – Won at jury trial on construction defects claim.
  • Won summary judgment declaring that an insurer breached its duty to defend and recovered a confidential settlement six times greater than policy limits.
  • Settled a contentious and publicly reported class action lawsuit against High Desert Investment Company for fraudulent formation of a public improvement district.
Personal Interests

When not practicing law. Ms. Stambaugh enjoys gardening and hiking.