Deborah Drooz '84

Adjunct Professor of Law / Of Counsel, Bostwick Law


B.A., 1979, University of California, Los Angeles; J.D., 1984, Southwestern Law School; Member, California State Bar

Joined Southwestern: 2001

A renowned authority on defamation, entertainment and commercial litigation, Deborah Drooz (of counsel at Bostwick Law) has successfully argued matters before various trial and appellate courts, and is responsible for many precedent-setting appellate decisions in libel cases. She has represented a number of well-known public figures in defamation matters, including Stevie Wonder Kevin Costner, Martha Stewart, Berry Gordy, Aretha Franklin, the former president of Brazil Lula da Silva, and Steve Wynn, the founder of Mirage Resorts.

Professor Drooz also represents corporate clients, including Fluor Daniels, Inc. and Mirage Resorts, Inc. In addition, Deborah advises public figures and corporations on First Amendment issues. She also counsels clients in intellectual property, appellate and entertainment transaction matters. Prior to attending law school, she was a journalist for The Los Angeles Herald Examiner and a contributing editor for Los Angeles Weekly.