Debbie Bergin passed away on August 5, 2018 in her home in Winter Park, Florida surrounded by family and friends who loved her. She was 48 years old. Debbie battled and survived breast cancer for 9 years before it claimed her.
Debbie had been with the firm for over 10 years. Throughout her time at Kubicki Draper, Debbie fiercely and zealously advocated for her clients, recognizing that every person is entitled to a strong defense. Like with everything she did, when Debbie had a client, she gave them her all. When defending clients in wrongful death cases, it was not unusual for Debbie to spend hours not just discussing the case, but helping her clients deal with and process the stress of litigation.
Just like she lent her support to her clients, Debbie was also a pillar of support not only in the Orlando office, but throughout the firm. Debbie was always there to help her friends and coworkers who were dealing with cancer, deaths in their families, or just the everyday stress of life. Debbie filled the office with laughter and joy, and her passion for living life to the fullest spread to her coworkers. Debbie was also a mentor, who took time out of her day to pass along her knowledge and to encourage the professional growth of young associates. She likewise offered her sound advice and strategies to her partners, colleagues, and peers. Debbie was always ready to debate the merits of any case or defense to achieve a better overall evaluation of the claim.
Most importantly, Debbie set a great example of balancing her career with her love of her family. Debbie is survived by her two children, Alexandra and Nicholas, and her husband, Andrew. Debbie made sure that she was actively involved in her family’s lives.
Debbie loved traveling with her family, being outdoors, boating, skiing, going to the beach, camping, going to concerts and sporting events. For Debbie, life was meant to be lived to the fullest, and she made sure that she led by example.
Although Debbie can never be replaced, her work family will continue to live as she did: fighting fiercely, laughing loudly, and loving deeply.