I have been practicing law for close to 30 years and I have retained Deborah Folka to assist my clients on several occasions. Each time, Deborah has made an outstanding contribution. Many business people and lawyers do not fully realize the strategic importance of media and public relations in any legal controversy. The truth is that legal battles frequently spill over into the ‘Court of Public Opinion,’ sometimes by accident but more often by design. Legal disputes are a form of economic warfare. The most effective legal warriors employ media and public relations as an essential weapon in pursuing their strategic objectives. Those who don’t use this crucial skill set are at a distinct disadvantage. Deborah has all the “right stuff” required to design, manage and implement a winning media campaign for any legal battle. She has an excellent understanding of how the entire process works, she is well connected with the media, she is strategically astute and she has excellent communication skills. Of equal importance, Deborah’s services are extraordinarily cost–effective. She is not part of a high overhead, bureaucratic organization. I recommend Deborah highly.
~ Robert Fashler, Lawyer, Gowlings LLP
It is trite, but true that if you want to be successful, you need to surround yourself with the best. Deborah is a quick study and incredibly adept at assessing a situation and defining a successful PR strategy to transform a difficult situation into a positive message. As a natural “people person,” Deborah is always a pleasure to work with and instantly puts clients at ease with her genial personality and straight talk approach. Deborah is the best!
~ Ingrid Otto, General Counsel & Executive Director, Legal Services & Strategic Labour Relations, BC Health Employers Association