Debra Opri

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Debra Ann Opri is an American attorney.


Debra Opri is a lawyer who gained a reputation as a celebrity attorney when she successfully represented James Brown against a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former employee. Other high-profile clients have included Michael Jackson's parents, Joseph Jackson and Katherine Jackson, who hired Opri to protect their interests after their son was charged with child molestation; as well as Pamela Hasselhoff and Jermaine Jackson in their divorces.[citation needed]

A nationally known attorney, Debra Opri came to international attention as the lawyer who sued Anna Nicole Smith on a paternity action by her ex-boyfriend. Debra Opri was successful in securing the father's paternity rights and in his gaining custody of his daughter, Dannilynn, after Anna Nicole died in February, 2007.[citation needed]

Debra Opri continues to represent celebrity clients, including the entertainer, Kevin Hart, and clients from all walks of life, including those needing media abilities and experience in the legal forum.[citation needed]

Debra Opri is licensed to practice law in California, New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia [D.C.], and is the founder of the lawfirm, Opri & Associates, APLC, located in Beverly Hills, California. Debra Opri continues to practice law through her lawfirm, and continues to be a media personality on current legal cases and issues, with regular television appearances.[citation needed]

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