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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.
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.
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.
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.