Debra Fendrick

partner


dfendrick@lawyukon.com

Phone: (867) 668-4405, ext. 6225

Practices

Bio

Debra Fendrick is the senior litigation partner at Austring Fendrick & Fairman, having practiced continuously with the firm since 1988.

Debra’s practice area is general civil litigation with an emphasis on plaintiff’s personal injury law, administrative law, labour and employment law and First Nations law. She appears frequently in Yukon Supreme Court as well as before the Yukon Court of Appeal and several administrative tribunals. Debra also has extensive experience in mediation and Judicial Settlement conferencing.

Debra incorporates mediation into her practice, both for her own clients and as an independent mediator. She is a strong believer in the efficiency and value, monetary and otherwise of mediated resolutions.

After completing her early schooling in the Yukon, Debra obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Alberta in 1987 and was called to both the British Columbia and Yukon bars in 1988.

Debra is a member of the Yukon Law Society Discipline Committee and previously served as Second Vice President. She has been an active member of the Canadian Bar Association-Yukon Branch and was a former Chair of the Yukon Human Rights Commission.

A northerner since birth, Debra has always felt that the Yukon is a wonderful place to live and work. She enjoys the diversity and challenge of her legal work and being part of the development of Yukon law.

Debra is a frequent speaker on the topics of employment law and administrative law.

Activities

​Past Chair – Yukon Human Rights Commission

Past Second Vice-President – Yukon Law Society

Past Chair – CBA Civil Litigation subsection (Yukon)

Director – Yukon Law Library Society

Education

​Bachelor of Laws, University of Alberta, 1987