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Debra Nessa Caligiuri
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Debra Nessa Caligiuri

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Alimony, Mediation, Child Custody, Marriage & Prenuptials, Child Support, Family

About Me

I have been a lawyer for twenty-five years, and have devoted my time as a family lawyer to serving the families of North San Diego County. If you are going through a family transition such as separation or divorce, you are facing some of the most challenging times in your life. I am privileged to work with my clients on issues that impact every aspect of their lives --- their relationships, emotions, finances, and children.  The decisions clients face at this time impact their future for years to come. I pride myself on being a problem-solving attorney, and have equipped myself to offer you alternatives to the traditional litigation model.  As a trained mediator and collaborative attorney, I can provide you solutions and processes tailored to your individual and family needs. You can benefit by using the least invasive and most cost-effective process to obtain optimal results.   

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    21 years
  2. Alimony: 20%
    21 years
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    21 years
  4. Mediation: 15%
    23 years
  5. Other: 25%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($195-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Highly skilled lawyer.

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Erik Christian Jenkins

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I came on a case on which Ms. Caligiuri acted as a mediator. My task was to review the proposed settlement agreement to see if it was in my client's best interests. In reviewing her work, I found her to be creative and insightful. She was able to resolve a complicated case in an efficient and effective manner. I also sit as a board of directors member with Ms. Caligiuri in the San Diego Collaborative Law group and find her input to be insightful and helpful. I give her my highest recommendation.

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    Erik Jenkins Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law & Mediation Offices Of Debra N. Caligiuri

2131 Palomar Airport Road
Suite 200
Carlsbad, CA, 92011

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199105/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of Appreciation for ServiceSan Diego Superior Court2015
Certificate of Appreciation for ServiceSan Diego Superior Court2014
Certificate of Appreciation for ServiceSan Diego Superior Court2013
Certificate of Appreciation for ServiceSan Diego Superior Court2012
Certificate of AppreciationSan Diego Superior Court2011
Certificate of AppreciationSan Diego Superior Court2010
Certificate of Appreciation for ServiceSan Diego Superior Court2008
Certificate of Appreciation for ServiceSan Diego Superior Court2007
Outstanding Legal ScholarCorpus Juris Secondum1991

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Judge Pro TempSuperior Court Of California, County Of San Diego2006 - 2015
Family Law Attorney and MediatorLaw & Mediation Offices of Debra N. Caligiuri1995 - Present
Attorneys at LawMonaghan & Strauss1990 - 1995
ClerkUnited States Federal Courts1990 - 1991

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Collaborative Family Law Group of San DiegoOfficer2012 - Present
San Diego Collaborative Family Law GroupMember2006 - Present
International Association of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2004 - Present
North San Diego County Bar AssociationBoard Member2000 - Present
North County Bar Association, Family Law SectionCo-chair1998 - 2000
Lawyers Club of San Diego (North County chapter)Past Treasurer1996 - 2001
Bar Association of North San Diego CountySecretary1994 - 1997
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Lawyers Club of San DiegoBoard Member1988 - 2000

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re Marriage of DoeI was able to get her the protection she needed, after successfully representing her interests in Court and negotiating visitation between their child and father, so that her rights would not be compromised.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
CFLGSD Website BlogEmpower Yourself During Divorce2015
North County Voice NewspaperCollaborative Solutions Will Keep You Out of Court, Offers Mediation Divorce2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
San Diego State UniversityPsychologyUndergraduate1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Second SaturdayLegal Aspects of Divorce Process2015
Second SaturdayOngoing Featured Speaker2014
Second SaturdayOngoing Featured Speaker2013
NSDCPA Continuing EducationMediation Office Practices2013
Second SaturdayOngoing Featured Speaker2012
Second SaturdayOngoing Featured Speaker2011
Second SaturdayOngoing Featured Speaker2010
People's Law SchoolFamily Law2007
Kids Day At CourtIntroduction to the Court System2007
Lawyers On the LineLegal Update/Issues in Family Law2006