Debra H. Coble
  • Partner


Florence, AL





Debra Coble practiced as a Registered Nurse in the areas of Emergency Room, Medical, Surgical and Open Heart ICU for a period of 11 years before passing the Alabama State Bar and becoming an attorney. After law school Debra had the privilege of clerking for James Duke Cameron of the Arizona Supreme Court. During that time Debra learned how the highest state courts operated and wrote numerous appellate decisions that changed the laws in the State of Arizona. Because of her past experience as a Registered Nurse, Debra has a vast understanding of the complex medical problems that clients face, along with having an insider's perspective on how the medical community works. This knowledge has assisted her in understanding the client's medical issues, and using that knowledge to successfully handle all types of personal injury claims.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury-Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Wills & Probate of Estates
  • Boundary Line Disputes
  • Litigation & Appellate Work

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1993


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia
    • A.A. of Nursing - 1979
    • Major: Nursing
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Major: Marketing

Representative Cases

  • Martin V. Hester, 628 So. 2d 434 (Ala. 1993), 1993, Alabama Supreme Court
  • Lowe's Home Centers, Inc. V. Laxson, 655 So. 2d 943 (Ala. 1994), 1994, Alabama Supreme Court
  • R.L.T. v. S.V.P. , 703 So. 2d 1002 (Ala.Civ.App. 1997), 1997, Alabama Civil Court of Appeals
  • Thomas v. Ekambaram, 706 So. 2d 1245 (Ala.Civ.App.1997), 1997, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
  • Green v. Dixon, 727 So. 2d 781 (Ala. 1998), 1998, Alabama Supreme Court
  • Johnson v. Stewart, 854 So. 2d 544 (Ala. 2002), 2002, Alabama Supreme Court
  • Stewart v. Brinley, 902 So. 2d 1 (Ala. 2004), 2004, Alabama Supreme Court
  • Ex parte Darnall , 39 So. 3rd 181 (Ala.Civ.App. 2009), 2009, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
  • Gatlin v. Joiner, et al, 31 So. 3rd 126 (Ala.Civ.App. 2009), 2009, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
  • Archer ex rel. Archer v. Estate of Archer, 45 So. 3rd (Ala. 2010), 2010, Alabama Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar, Member, 1990 to Present
  • Lauderdale County Bar Association, Past President 2009; Member, 1991 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Brookwood Hospital, Registered Nurse, 1982 to 1990
  • Homer D. Cobb Memorial Hospital, Registered Nurse, 1979 to 1982
Contact Us

Potts & Young Attorneys, L.L.P.
109 South Court Street
Florence, Alabama 35630

Phone: 256-764-7142
Toll Free: 256-764-7717

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