Debra B. Cruz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Towson, MD

Levin & Gann, P.A.
 | 502 Washington Avenue, Nottingham Ctr, 8th Floor
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 410-321-0600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Debra B. Cruz is a principal with Levin & Gann in Towson, Maryland. Devoting the majority of her practice to family law and domestic relations, Ms. Cruz represents clients throughout the greater Baltimore metro region and Washington, D.C., who need top-notch, zealous advocacy for their legal challenges involving divorce, child custody and support, alimony, property division and other related matters.

Originally from Florida, Ms. Cruz began her legal career prosecuting and defending individuals and businesses with claims involving unfair business practices, negligence and contract disputes. Today, she continues to concentrate a portion of her practice on defending those facing environmental tort claims as well as prosecuting and defending other complex civil and commercial litigation.

A 1976 honors graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, Ms. Cruz obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1980. In 1981, The Florida Bar admitted her to practice, and in 1991, she received her license from both the Maryland State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar. She also volunteers as a guardian ad litem, where she advocates strongly on behalf of the rights of children in child custody cases.

Trained in mediation, Ms. Cruz strives to help her clients resolve their conflicts without the need for court intervention; however, as an aggressive and tenacious litigator, she will not hesitate to fight hard on behalf of her clients' rights and best interests in court when necessary. From this outstanding commitment to those she serves, she has received numerous awards and honors throughout her career, and she holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Active in her legal community, Ms. Cruz currently serves on the board for the Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Baltimore Carroll Chapter. She also serves on The Bar Association of Baltimore City Professional Ethics Committee and on the Attorney Grievance Commission Peer Review Committee.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (70%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

General Litigation (20%)

Insurance Coverage (10%)

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018

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About Debra Cruz

Admitted: 1991, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.levingann.com/about-us/attorneys/debra-b-cruz/

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Top 50: 2017 Women Maryland Super Lawyers
  • Top 50: 2014 Women Maryland Super Lawyers
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2013-2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Washington, D.C., 1991
  • Maryland, 1991
  • Maryland Peer Review Committee, Attorney Grievance Commission, Member, 2003 - Present
  • Baltimore Carroll Chapter of the Women's Bar Association Board, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Member, 2014 - Present
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association, Member
  • Bench and Bar Committee, Member
  • Baltimore City Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee, Member
  • Baltimore City, Family Law Committee, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Guardian Ad Litem, Volunteer

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Continuing Education Handling Divorce Cases From Start to Finish, 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education for Professionals Advanced Issues in Divorce, 2013
  • Continuing Legal Education for Professionals Divorce Litigation From Start to Finish, 2013
  • Continuing Legal Education for Professionals The Rules of Evidence - A Practical Toolkit, 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education for Professionals Advanced Issues in Divorce, 2014
  • Foxmoor Continuing Education, Practical Civil Litigation Skills for Paralegals, 2014

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, With Honors, 1976

Industry Groups

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Family
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Office Location for Debra B. Cruz

502 Washington Avenue
Nottingham Ctr, 8th Floor
Towson, MD 21204

Phone: 410-321-0600

 

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Last Updated: 11/9/2017

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