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Debra S. Frank, a Certified Family Law Specialist since 1993, and the Founder of Debra S. Frank, APLC, is a compassionate family law and divorce attorney who is committed to understanding her clients' needs and goals. Her 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. She 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 as well as dependency proceedings, experience that can make a difference in domestic violence and contempt proceedings.

Deeply committed to the education of family law attorneys, she has been the editor of family law publications, a leader of family law bar associations, a mentor to younger lawyers and a resource for other lawyers.

Debra S. Frank served on the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS) Board and as Journal Editor and Associate Editor for ACFLS for many years. She is a current member of its Amicus and Legislation Committees. She presently serves on the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC-CA) Newsletter Editorial Board.

Debra S. Frank is the Immediate Past President of the Family Law American Inn of Court and served as Chairs of both the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) and Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA) Family Law Sections. She continues to serve as the Reference Book Editor of the annual LACBA Family Law Symposium and has done so for over 15 years. Debra S. Frank continues to participate on the LACBA Family Law Section Executive Committee as a Past Chair and serves as a Daily Settlement Officer. She also continues to serve on the BHBA Family Law Executive Committee.

Debra S. Frank served on the State Bar Family Law Executive Committee and was its Newsletter Editor, Associate Editor, and Secretary. She also served on the Family Law Advisory Commission of the Board of Legal Specialization and was appointed as a commissioner to and served as vice chair of the California Law Revision Commission.

Debra S. Frank earned her undergraduate degree from Boston University, graduating cum laude, her M.A. degree from Carnegie-Mellon University, and her J.D. degree from Southwestern University School of Law.

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, Debra S. Frank has been named by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Southern California since 2009.  She received the Spirit of CEB award for her ongoing commitment to CLE and furtherance of the legal profession.