Leading Ladies 2019

Leading Ladies 2019: Debra L. Chernick, Esq.

General Counsel, Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP


Do you believe your path is laid out before arriving at a crossroad? I never did, but I fell into the practice of law unexpectedly. I have now been practicing for over three decades and have never regretted my decision. Here is how it happened,” Debra Chernick, General Counsel to SAYER REGAN & THAYER, LLP tells.

“After graduating Brandeis University, I went to work for American Airlines. I was happily traveling and living a carefree life. One day, a friend said he was taking the LSATs and I thought, ‘Why not, I’ll take them too.’ As fate would have it, I was accepted at the University of Connecticut and upon graduating, I landed a terrific legal position at a law firm. Once I became a mother, I needed my independence so I left the firm and opened my own office.

Setting up shop on Main Street, Wakefield and Bellevue Avenue, Newport, I have been taking care of the public’s needs from birth to death. I’m honored that so many wonderful clients have worked with me, and fortunate to call their children my clients as well. Whether guiding them in the purchase of a home, preparing their estate documents or handling family court matters, I view this as my contribution and my service to the community.” 

Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP

Wakefield | 789-1616


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