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Debra Susan Frank

Debra Susan Frank

Practice areas:

Family

About Me


Attorney Debra S. Frank has established a strong reputation as a
family law attorney. Based in Los Angeles, she has built her practice on a
commitment to obtaining expertise in matters of family law and divorce and is a
certified specialist in the area of family law. Attorney Debra S. Frank has
spent a career doing more than simply keeping up with the law — she has been a
force shaping it by participating in associations that comment upon and
affirmatively sponsor family law legislation. She has also used her expertise
as a certified family law specialist to mentor younger lawyers and serve as a
resource for other lawyers.


Attorney
Frank is equipped with the experience, knowledge and professional resources to
assist individuals in the Los Angeles
area with their family law needs. Debra S. Frank
takes the time needed to fully assess the details of the case and consults
experts when necessary, including financial forensic specialists capable of
discovering hidden assets, social therapists to evaluate children's wishes and
best interests, and financial experts for valuation of assets and liabilities.
She is a compassionate family law and divorce attorney and is committed to
understanding her clients' needs and goals. Debra S. Frank's highly personalized
services are tailored to the unique needs of each client.


Debra
S. Frank utilizes traditional litigation, mediation, and collaborative family
law to help clients successfully resolve family law problems. Debra S. Frank also brings to her family law practice
extensive criminal and juvenile law experience, including plea negotiations and
trials in defense of felony and misdemeanor offenses, and adjudications of
juvenile offenses. She also handled dependency court proceedings. She utilizes
this vast experience in the handling of family law proceedings.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Family: 100%
    26 years

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Claudia Silverman

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Claudia Silverman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Randall Gephart

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Randall Gephart DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Debra S. Frank, APLC

1875 Century Park East, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA, 90067

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 198005/24/2015
CAActive197705/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern California Super Lawyer in Family LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Southern California Super Lawyer in Family LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Southern California Super Lawyer in Family LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2009

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (San Diego chapter)Secretary Elect2010 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law SectionChair2010 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law Section, Financial Issues SouthVice-Chair2009 - 2009
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law SectionVice President2009 - 2010
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee2009 - 2009
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law SectionSecretary2008 - 2009
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsNewsletter Editor2008 - 2010
Century City Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2007 - Present
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsBoard Member2007 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law SectionTreasurer2007 - 2008
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Inn of CourtFounding Member, Officer2007 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee2005 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law Advisory Commission, Board of Legal SpecializationCommissioner2005 - 2008
Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Reference BookEditor2004 - Present
Century City Bar AssociationPresident2003 - 2004
Century City Bar AssociationPresident2003 - 2003
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2003 - 2004
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Bench and Bar CommitteeMember2003 - 2004
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2003 - 2004
Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Reference BookEditor2002 - 2002
Century City Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2002 - 2002
Century City Bar AssociationVice-President2001 - 2001
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsNewsletter Editor2000 - 2001
Century City Bar AssociationSecretary2000 - 2000
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsBoard Member2000 - 2002
Century City Bar AssociationTreasurer1999 - 1999
State Bar of California, Family Law Section, Financial Issues SouthChair1999 - 2008
Century City Bar AssociationBoard of Governors1998 - 2001
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Reference BookEditor1998 - 2000
State Bar of California, Family Law NewsAdvisor to the Editorial Board1998 - 1999
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee1998 - 2004
State Bar of California, Family Law NewsEditor1997 - 1998
Century City Bar AssociationChair1997 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionSecretary-Treasurer1996 - 1997
State Bar of California, Family Law NewsAssistant Editor1996 - 1997
State Bar of California, Family Law Section, ADR Resolutions Committee SouthCo-Liaison1996 - 1998
State Bar of California, Family Law Section, Support Committee SouthLiaison1995 - 1999
State Bar of California, Family Law Section, ADR Standing CommitteeExecutive Committee1995 - 1999
State Bar of California, Family Law Section, Financial Issues SouthSecretary1994 - 1997
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationADR Settlement Officer1986 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law Section, Financial Issues SouthMember1984 - 2001

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
California Marital Settlement & Other Family Law Agreements, Third Edition, CEBMarital Agreements2011
ACFLS Family Law BlogAre Mandatory Fee Arbitration Clauses Enforceable?2009
Century City LawyerMedia and the Law2009
Dividing Pensions and Other Employee Benefits in California Divorces, CEBStock Options and Benefits Under Executive Business Plans2008
Los Angeles LawyerPreparing for a Media Onslaught2008
Los Angeles Daily JournalWhen Markets Collapse, So Do Families2008
35th Annual 2003 Family Law Reference BookHow the Private Attorney Handles District Attorney Cases2003
Family Law News and ReviewA Better Way to Pass Family Law Legislation1994

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor1977
Carnegie Mellon UniversityN/AMaster's Degree with Honors1972
Boston UniversityHistoryBachelor of Arts1970

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law SymposiumRecent Developments2010
Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law SymposiumRecent Developments2009
Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Inn of Court programsVarious family law topics2009
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section ProgramFamily Law and Probate Cross-Over Issues2009
Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section ProgramPensions2008
Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section Program, Trial Tactics and TechniquesExperts, Exhibits and Use of Discovery at Trial2007