Debra Davy is a lifelong Chicago resident, raised on the north side. From an early age, she loved to write and attended journalism school on scholarship at Northwestern's prestigious National High School Institute. After graduating from Mather High as an Illinois State Scholar, Debra received a full scholarship and earned a double bachelor's degree in teaching and communication arts at Loyola. She went on to obtain a master's degree in communication as a teaching fellow at the University of Michigan.
She pursued her love for law by working her way through law school back at Loyola where she taught in the communication department from which she had graduated. Next came a clerkship at the State Appellate Defender's Office and another with famed criminal defense attorney Sherman C Magidson. Developing a desire to sharpen her skills as a trial attorney, this time on the civil side, Debra began working as a defense attorney and litigator, becoming a junior partner at the well-known Hinshaw and Culbertson, trying numerous cases. Following that, she was a senior partner and head of the medical legal department at Arnstein and Lehr.
Throughout this time, Debra continued to teach, for 14 years at Loyola, and at other local Universities, as well as giving seminars at hospitals and law schools on medical legal matters. Two of her cases became the subjects of books and made-for-tv movies.
In 2015 Debra became a pro bono volunteer at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, a companion agency to the ACLU, primarily in the Guardianship for Minors program, for which she received an award in 2017 for outstanding service to minors. After a brief stint in commercial litigation, she has returned to full-time practice with Susan E. Loggans and Associates as a litigator and trial lawyer specializing in medical malpractice injury cases.