Areas of Practice

  • Business Law & Commercial Real Estate


Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Salve Regina College (now Salve Regina University)

Professional Associations

- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Massachusetts Paralegal Association
- The National Federation of Paralegals
- Real Estate Bar Association

About Me

Debra Sumption, a Senior Paralegal at Pabian & Russell, LLC, has over 30 years law firm experience and has built a reputation handling complex transactions, managing deadlines and working with multiple parties, all while employing excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail.

Debra built a successful career as a paralegal after working as a legal secretary. Debra has worked with Partner Jay M. Pabian for 25+ years. She specializes in business law, including organizing various corporate entities, corporate stock acquisitions and sales, buy-sell agreements, and reorganizations; and residential and commercial real estate transactions, including purchase and sale agreements, leasing, financing, and estate planning and probate related real estate transfers.

Debra is a member of the Massachusetts Paralegal Association, the National Federation of Paralegals, the Real Estate Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Debra previously worked with Curhan, Kunian, Goshko, Burwick & Savrann, P.C. (formerly Singer, Stoneman, Kunian & Kurland, P.C.), Klieman, Lyons, Schindler, Gross & Pabian, P.C., and Keegan Werlin & Pabian, LLP.

Debra volunteers with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and participates in its Team in Training program and its Light the Night Walk. Debra was a 2013 candidate for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year Campaign.

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