Deborah Freeland joined Loew Law Group in 2020. Ms. Freeland earned her Ph.D. in Biophysics from Stanford University and her J.D. from Stanford Law School. Her practice encompasses trust and estates litigation, as well as beneficiary and trustee counseling.
Ms. Freeland’s prior practice experience includes several years in the litigation department of an international Am Law 100 firm, as well as intellectual property litigation and counseling with a boutique law firm in the Silicon Valley. Ms. Freeland has conducted quantitative research on the legal profession as a Research Fellow at the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, and studied ethical issues in science and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Ms. Freeland’s research is both theoretical and empirical, engages a variety of substantive topics spanning legal ethics, art law, law and science, biochemistry, and polymer physics, and has been published in several prominent journals. She has also enjoyed teaching and research as a professor of law, of chemistry, and of women’s studies.
Ms. Freeland has been admitted to practice by the State Bar of California, as well as the United States Patent & Trademark Office. She is fluent in Spanish.
Selected publications in Law:
The Demand for Legal Education: Statistical Analyses of Long–Term Trends, D.M. Hussey Freeland, 65 Journal of Legal Education 164 (2015).
Recovering the Lost Lawyer, D.M. Hussey Freeland, 2014 American Bar Association Journal of the Professional Lawyer 1.
Speaking Science to Law, D.M. Hussey Freeland, 25 Georgetown International Environmental Law Review 289 (2013).
What Is a Lawyer? A Reconstruction of the Lawyer As an Officer of the Court, D.M. Hussey Freeland, 31 St. Louis University Public Law Review 425 (2012).
Maieusis Through a Gated Membrane: “Getting the Science Right” in Public Decisionmaking, D.M. Hussey Freeland, 26 Stanford Environmental Law Journal 373 (2007).
The Sine Qua Non of Copyright, D.M. Hussey, 51 Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. 763 (2004).