Debra L. Runbeck

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Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Jerome Gibson Stewart Friedman Stevenson Engle & Runbeck PC
 | 1001 N Central, Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85002
Phone: 602-254-8481
Fax: 602-340-8825
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2008
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Swedish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Debra L. Runbeck is a partner at Jerome, Gibson, Stewart, Stevenson, Engle & Runbeck, P.C., in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Runbeck practices workers’ compensation law and serves clients throughout the Phoenix metropolitan region who have sustained a workplace-related injury.

Ms. Runbeck graduated summa cum laude from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She earned her law degree from Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, graduating cum laude.

Ms. Runbeck is also a graduate of the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy and holds a law license before all Arizona state courts and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She is a former judge pro tempore for the Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County.

Prior to becoming a workers’ compensation attorney, Ms. Runbeck worked as a correctional officer, sheriff, and game and fish reserve game ranger. She is a graduate of the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center in Tucson and the Correctional Officer Training Academy in Phoenix.

Ms. Runbeck belongs to several professional organizations, including the Maricopa County Bar Association, the Arizona Association of Lawyers for Injured Workers, the Arizona Association for Justice and the Arizona Women Lawyers Association. She is active in the State Bar of Arizona, sitting on the association’s Workers’ Compensation Section Continuing Legal Education Committee.

In addition, Ms. Runbeck is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Commission, and a former member and chair of the Pest Management Commission. She enjoys engaging in pro bono work and in 2005 was named “top pro bono attorney” at the State Bar of Arizona convention.

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Workers' Compensation (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2008

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About Debra Runbeck

Admitted: 1988, Arizona

Professional Webpage:


  • Top Pro Bono Attorney, State Bar Convention, 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Workers Compensation, State Bar of Arizona

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Arizona Association of Lawyers for Injured Workers, Member
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • Workers' Compensation Section of the Arizona State Bar Association, Member
  • Workers' Compensation Section of the Arizona State Bar Association, Past Co-Chair
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Arizona State Bar, Member
  • Maricopa County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tempore, 2007 - 2012
  • Arizona Association of Lawyers for Injured Workers, Chair of the Public Policy Committee
  • Federal Claims Court, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1990
  • Arizona, 1988
  • Member and former chair of the Workers' Compensation Advisory Commission

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Review Board, Former Member, 1999 - Present
  • Structural Pest Control Commission, Former Chair
  • Structural Pest Control Commission, Member, 2003 - 2008

Educational Background:

  • Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy, Tucson, Arizona - 1985
  • Ljungskile Folkhogskola, Sweden - 1980
  • Correctional Officer Training Academy, Phoenix, Arizona - 1982
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, Tucson, Arizona - 1991
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Major: Psychology, Honors: Phi Kappa Phi, summa cum laude - 1984
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Office Location for Debra L. Runbeck

1001 N Central
Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85002

Phone: 602-254-8481

Fax: 602-340-8825

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Last Updated: 10/17/2019

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