Debbie Kaminskas is a partner in the insurance team. Debbie has expertise in the area of insurance litigation and focuses on the defence of general liability and professional indemnity claims. Debbie has acted for insurers and corporations in Australia and overseas.
Debbie’s experience in personal injury litigation spans a wide range of claims from relatively minor injuries to catastrophic injuries including paraplegia and quadriplegia cases. Debbie provides cost effective and commercial solutions while representing a wide range of insured persons/entities including occupiers, sporting venues, recreational activity operators, commercial building owners, principal contractors, host employers, hotels, clubs, supermarkets and retailers.
In the area of professional indemnity, Debbie has acted for doctors, architects, accountants, lawyers, engineers, chiropractors, physiotherapists, psychologists, nursing home operators, real estate agents, insurance brokers and a wide range of other professionals. She has practiced extensively in the Local, District and Supreme Courts over multiple jurisdictions in addition to having experience with coronial inquests, the Health Care Complaints Commission, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Human Rights Commission and Office of the Privacy Commissioner.
Debbie also has experience providing coverage advice with both general liability and professional indemnity policies of insurance.
In 2020, Doyle's Guide recommended Debbie as a Leading Public & Product Liability Lawyer (Defendant) in NSW. In the 2022 and 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in Australia, she was listed for her expertise in Insurance law.
Debbie was admitted as a solicitor of South Australia in October 2005. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Federal Court and High Court of Australia. Prior to joining Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2006, Debbie practiced in South Australia and Queensland.
She is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, Women's Lawyers Association, Australian Professional Indemnity Group, Australian Insurance Law Association, Property Liability Discussion Group and Women in Insurance.