Debra is also an astute, experienced, and aggressive litigator with a national and international securities law practice, and elder law practice. Before going into private practice in 1990, Debra was an attorney with the Enforcement Division of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) prosecuting brokerage firms and stockbrokers for investment fraud and regulatory violations. Prior to that, she was an attorney and vice president with Thomson McKinnon Securities, Inc., an international brokerage firm which later merged with Prudential Securities.
She had been voted by other lawyers as being one of Philadelphia's top lawyers appearing in Best Lawyers of Philadelphia. She is also listed in Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in America. She was honored by the National Organization of Women Business Owners with their annual "Women Making History" award. Debra has been acknowledged by Arrive Magazine as being one of the five "Women to Watch" on the East Coast for her work defending the rights of defrauded senior citizens.
Debra is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for her securities arbitration work. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to attorneys who have won million- and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements.
She has been quoted in over 250 periodicals throughout the world, including Newsweek, Kiplinger's Magazine, USA Today, Crain's New York Business, and the American Banker.
Her book "Money, Health and Home: Seven Steps to Helping Your Parents Navigate Retirement and Aging" is being published shortly.
Debra is a frequently invited guest speaker for business, professional and non-profit organizations, and is a legal commentator for radio talk shows and television. She has appeared on Wall Street Journal Radio, NBC TV, CNN Financial News TV, CNBC TV's "Wake Up Call" and "Power Lunch Financial News," and Fox News.
Law Offices of Debra G. Speyer
Two Penn Center Plaza, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215 238-1980 phone
215 238-1383 fax
Pennsylvania Main Line Office
Two Bala Plaza, Suite 300
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
610 949-9555 phone
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3908 Leafy Way
Miami, Florida 33133
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4246 Madonna Road
Madonna, Maryland 21084
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1984 – 1986
M.B.A., Finance; thesis - Program Trading and Stock Market Manipulation
1981 – 1984
Hofstra University School of Law
1976 – 1980
Professional Associations & Memberships
Alumni of Hofstra Law School
Professor of Law at Drexel University
Honors and Awards
Super Lawyers Magazine 2011
Best Lawyers of the Main Line
Main Line Magazine 2011
Best Lawyers of Montgomery County
Surburban Life Magazine 2011
Million Dollar Advocates Forum Since 1990
Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2010
Who's Who in American Law Since 1990
"Women Making History" Award
National Organization of Women Business Owners
Women to Watch
Best Lawyers of Philadelphia