About Debra Mechanick
Debra Mechanick is an Attorney and Social Worker, licensed to practice in New York State. Debra graduated from Columbia University School of Social Work and Pace University School of Law. As founder of DLM Divorce Mediation, Debra responds to the call for a more peaceful approach to separation and divorce. Couples contact Debra when they have accepted that while their marriage may be irretrievably broken, as individuals, their dignity must remain intact. Debra blends her expertise in both Social Work and the Law to help couples arrive at an agreement that is durable and custom-made for their family.
Prior to establishing her law practice, Debra volunteered as Supervising Attorney at a New York City non-profit organization, helping indigent domestic violence survivors obtain final judgments of divorce against their former abusers. Debra was instrumental in teaching law student interns about the special needs of domestic violence survivors and how to assist them with the requisite skill set of empathy, compassion, and competence.
In furtherance of her commitment to helping those less fortunate to receive competent legal services, Debra volunteers as Co-Mediator and Consulting Attorney for New York Legal Assistance Group’s Divorce Mediation Project.
Debra serves on the New York City Bar Matrimonial Committee, and is an active member at other prominent organizations including the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation.