Deborah M Maddux
Van Dermyden Makus Law Corporation
Deborah Maddux is a Senior Partner with Van Dermyden Makus Law Corporation, a California law firm specializing in workplace investigations. Deborah has personally conducted hundreds of investigations into claims of misconduct, including claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and improper governmental activities, as well as investigations involving the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act, the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights, and Internal Affairs reviews. Many of these investigations have involved elected officials and other high-profile individuals.
Deborah has provided both in-house and private training regarding how to conduct effective investigations, with a focus on ensuring that internal reviews are fair and thorough, as required by law.
Prior to forming her law firm, Deborah served as Counsel to the University of California, Davis. In this role, she conducted, oversaw and managed many investigations, and collaborated with management regarding the appropriate follow-up to investigative findings and conclusions. Deborah began her legal career in 1993 as a litigator with a Sacramento-based law firm where she managed cases in both state and federal court. She also served as counsel to the California Fair Political Practices Commission where she litigated political reform and oversight issues at both the trial and appellate level.