Diandra “Fu” Debrosse

Diandra “Fu” Debrosse

Partner
Birmingham New York Washington, DC

Fu believes we are each responsible for making the world a more just place—a principle that fuels every aspect of her aggressive and passionate approach to practicing law.

Fu believes we are each responsible for making the world a more just place—a principle that fuels every aspect of her aggressive and passionate approach to practicing law.

Overview

Diandra “Fu” Debrosse is a fearless plaintiffs’ attorney who fights unapologetically for individuals and public entities injured by wrongful conduct, whether by defective medical devices, drugs, or cosmetics, environmental contamination, corporate misconduct, or civil rights abuse. Nationally recognized as a powerhouse in mass torts, class actions, products liability, discrimination, and sexual assault claims, Fu has recovered nearly $1 billion in damages for her clients. Blending her exceptional talents in multidistrict and mass tort litigation with state-of-the-art tools, Fu uses sophisticated modeling to identify technology-based and other forms of discrimination, including environmental injustice, defective devices, and unfair insurance practices.

As the managing partner of DiCello Levitt’s Birmingham office, chair of the firm’s Mass Torts division, and co-chair of its Civil and Human Rights Litigation Practice Group, she holds prominent leadership positions in numerous multidistrict litigations. She is Co-Lead Counsel in the massive products liability multidistrict litigation against two of the world’s largest infant formula manufacturers, Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson, and in the MDL against L’Oréal and other makers of disease-causing hair relaxer products marketed primarily to Black and Latina women. Fu also holds leadership positions in several other significant MDLs, including the litigation against Chevron and Syngenta for their marketing and sale of the disease-causing herbicide paraquat, as well as the social media MDL in which the plaintiffs are seeking damages against Meta Platforms, TikTok, YouTube, and others for creating defective products that encourage addictive behavior, resulting in various emotional and physical harms, including death.

Fu also leads many systematic civil rights and sexual assault cases; represents the City of Baltimore in legal actions addressing the catastrophic of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse; and represents dozens of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Maryland, and North Dakota counties and a number of cities and counties in Maryland, Delaware, and other jurisdictions in two separate prescription opiate MDLs.

Fu was recognized by Forbes as one of the top 200 attorneys in the United States in 2024, and The National Law Journal named her to its 2023 list of Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar. In 2022, 2023, and 2024, Lawdragon recognized Fu as one of the 500 Leading Consumer Lawyers. Chambers USA 2022 ranked the firm’s Litigation: Mainly Plaintiffs team among the top five in Alabama, and the Birmingham Business Journal honored Fu with a Best of the Bar Award and Who’s Who in Law recognitions in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Fu is a founding member of Shades of Mass, an organization dedicated to encouraging the appointment of Black and brown attorneys in national mass tort actions. She is a board member of Public Justice and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Fu previously served as a hearing officer for the Alabama State Bar, held leadership roles in the American Association for Justice and the Alabama Access to Justice Commission, and acted as Alabama State Bar vice president and commissioner.

Fu is fluent in French and Haitian Creole and functional in Spanish. Her steadfast pursuit of justice is motivated in large part by her experience as a mother of two extraordinary young girls.

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Education

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.

City College of the City University of New York, B.A., summa cum laude

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Education

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.

City College of the City University of New York, B.A., summa cum laude