DeBacker earned a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served as the articles editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property Tax Law and earned the CALI Excellence Award in Property and Constitutional Law. He also has an M.B.A in Finance from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Georgia.
Before joining HunterMaclean, DeBacker worked as a legal intern in the Brand and Intellectual Property Legal Department at The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, where he researched and produced pre-litigation memoranda for patent infringement claims and provided immediate response to departmental inquiries regarding bottling contract disputes.
He also served as a summer associate at law firms in Athens, Ga. and Chattanooga, Tenn. where he worked on cases involving Chapter 11 bankruptcy issues, employment discrimination, purchase agreements, licensing agreements and contract disputes.
DeBacker is licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia. He currently resides in Savannah.