Employee Spotlight: Debbie HigelMay 25th, 2017 by Lancaster & Eure, P.A.
Twenty-six years ago, in May of 1991, Debbie joined Lancaster & Eure and she has been an integral part of our firm ever since. In 1990 Debbie graduated from Manatee Junior College with an Associate of Science degree and went on to complete the Certified Legal Assistant’s exam in 1991. In addition, she regularly attends legal seminars and other conferences specializing in Workers’ Compensation to maintain her CLA status. She currently resides in Venice, FL. At Lancaster & Eure, we are lucky to have someone as focused on the clients and passionate about assisting our team as Debbie and we thank her for her service! Today we focus our Employee Spotlight questions on Debbie to learn more about her accomplishments and what motivates her to excel: What do you like most about your job? Lancaster & Eure has always been very supportive to their employees in the office and with their personal lives. They encourage continued education and provide their employees the opportunity to grow. I feel fortunate to have found a position with L&E. What would you say have been your major contributions to the firm this year in your job? I have been able to assist our new employees in learning how to do different aspects of their positions. What aspect of your position at Lancaster & Eure gives you the most personal satisfaction? When I am assisting clients with their settlements and they finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and they get a feeling of relief that they will no longer have to deal with the WC insurance companies in their lives. Tell us something that might surprise us about you? I love to fish. I caught a 300 pound blue marlin while fishing off the coast of Hawaii. Also, I was a rowing coxswain and I competed in many regattas where our crew was very successful. I am currently a US Rowing referee. I work at many regattas each year. How do you define success? I define success as being reliable. Reliable to my employer, husband, and family. What is the best place you’ve traveled and why? For our wedding anniversary my husband and I took a cruise to French Polynesia. We traveled to Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahaha, and Rhiatea. It is so beautiful there. The diving was phenomenal and the people were very friendly. What is your favorite thing to do? I love being with my husband and I love to cook.