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Debra Nessa Caligiuri

Debra Nessa Caligiuri

Practice areas:

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

About Me

I believe in the strength we all derive from healthy family relationships, and love spending time with my own family.    We spend our weekends taking advantage of the wonderful San Diego outdoors --- walking or biking along the beaches, or back country trails.   I love playing and listening to music, interacting with kids, walking our dog, and spending time in Nature.   All this gives me the energy and passion to be a positive force, and help other people achieve their peace.


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%
  6. More 



Hourly ($195-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen

    Highly skilled lawyer.


    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.


    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



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
San Diego Superior CourtCertificate of Appreciation2015
San Diego Superior CourtCertificate of Appreciation2014
San Diego Superior CourtCertificate of Appreciation2013
San Diego Superior CourtCertificate of Appreciation2012
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 - 2009
Family Law Attorney and MediatorLaw & Mediation Offices of Debra N. Caligiuri1995 - Present
Attorneys at LawMonaghan & Strauss1990 - 1995
ClerkUnited States Federal Courts1990 - 1991

Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Diego Collaborative Family Law GroupBoard Member2009 - Present
Collaborative Family Law Group of San DiegoOfficer2004 - Present
International Association of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2004 - Present
North San Diego County Bar AssociationBoard Member2000 - 2003
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 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationOfficer1991 - 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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Publication NameTitleDate
North County Voice NewspaperCollaborative Solutions Will Keep You Out of Court, Offers Mediation Divorce2008

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 SaturdayOngoing Featured Speaker2014
Second SaturdayOngoing Featured Speaker2013
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