Deb Humphreys joined Baron & Budd’s Opioid Litigation Group in 2018. She works with the pharmaceutical team representing municipalities harmed by the opioid crisis, declared a national public health emergency under federal law by President Trump in October 2017. Joining the team was a natural fit for Ms. Humphreys, who experienced firsthand the devastating effects addiction can wreak on a community when she was an active volunteer at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless while attending the University of Texas at Austin.
Following her graduation from the University of Texas, Ms. Humphreys worked for five years as a public transportation planner for the North Central Texas Council of Governments. There, she developed facilities devoted to alternative forms of transportation. In an area experiencing rapid growth, she became an advocate for those in need of services that quite literally take a back seat to more typical forms of public transportation. Her work as an advocate spurred a desire to become an attorney, where she felt her efforts could be better utilized on a wider scale.
Deb Humphreys earned her Juris Doctor from Texas A&M School of Law, where she was a contributing writer at the Journal of Property Law. While there, she wrote an article discussing the hardships our communities face due to environmental degradation and its far-reaching effects on our food supply. Her piece, titled The Honey Trap: How Pesticide Regulations Hold the Key to Honey Bee Survival, was selected for publication by the Journal. Ms. Humphreys was also successful in her alternative dispute resolution endeavors, becoming a credentialed mediator upon graduation.
Prior to joining Baron & Budd, PC, Ms. Humphreys served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Phil Sorrells, judge at County Criminal Court Number 10 in Tarrant County, Texas. It was here that Ms. Humphreys was exposed to the appeals process and gained substantial experience in criminal law matters. Ms. Humphreys went on to join the law firm of McGrath & McGrath, PLLC, where she worked as an advocate for family members experiencing hardships due to divorce, child welfare, or illness/injury. Her desire to make a significant difference in the lives of others led her to the firm of Baron & Budd, where she continues to be a tireless advocate for those in need.
Ms. Humphreys is a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association, Texas Association of Mediators, and the Texas Bar College. In her free moments, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four rescue dogs, Jack, Piper, Sadie, and Surf.
- The Honey Trap: How Pesticide Regulations Hold the Key to Honey Bee Survival, 2 Tex. A&M J. Real Prop. L. 301 (2014).
Texas A&M School of Law (J.D. 2014)
University of Texas at Austin (B.A. 2008)
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Tarrant County Bar Association
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