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    Adebola "Debbie" Aderinto

    Philadelphia, PA

    Adebola (Debbie) Aderinto is a dedicated and service-oriented attorney known for her diverse perspective in resolving legal issues and providing valuable advice to clients. With a background in labor and employment law, Debbie has accumulated experience in various civil litigation areas, showcasing her versatility.


    Debbie earned her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 2016. During her time at law school, her exceptional advocacy skills were recognized with the Distinguished Oral Advocate Award. She also received the CCWC My Life As a Lawyer Scholarship and the Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship, showcasing her commitment to fostering inclusivity within the legal profession.


    Before her law degree, Debbie earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management in 2011. She was recognized for her academic excellence through the Temple Scholar Award and the Barbara and Jim Conen Family Scholarship.


    While at Suffolk University Law School, Debbie interned with esteemed Boston and New York law firms. Demonstrating her dedication to public service, she contributed as a staff member to the Journal of Health and Biomedical Law. She served as a student attorney in her school's immigration clinic, representing indigent clients.


    Her dedication to diversity and inclusion was exemplified through her role as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion in her law school's Student Bar Association. Debbie received recognition for her commitment to pro bono work at graduation, earning the Black Law Students' Association Rising Star Award.


    Outside of her legal pursuits, Debbie actively engages with her community. Debbie is an alumnus of Philadelphia's Summer Search Foundation board, with which she has been affiliated since 2005.. Additionally, she is a proud Philadelphia Barristers' Association member, further showcasing her dedication to the legal profession and community service.


    Debbie is fluent in Spanish and Yoruba, a Nigerian language, reflecting her diverse cultural background. Beyond her professional and community commitments, Debbie finds joy in serving her community, spending quality time with family, and exploring new destinations through travel.


    • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 2016
    • Distinguished Oral Advocate Award Recipient
    • CCWC My Life As a Lawyer Scholarship
    • Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship
    • Temple University, Fox School of Business and Management, B.B.A., 2011 Temple Scholar Award – Barbara and Jim Conen Family Scholarship


    Philadelphia Barristers’ Association 


    Presentations and Publications 

    “Education TALKS: Dare to Lead.” 

    “Lifting as You Climb: Professional Mentorship & Sponsorship.” 



    Black Law Students’ Association, Rising Star Award 


    Community Involvement

    Summer Search Foundation – Board Member

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