Debra Soltis

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Washington, Washington DC

Kiyonaga & Soltis, P.C.
Debra Soltis
Kiyonaga & Soltis, P.C.

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Employment & Labor

Licensed in Washington DC since: 1992

Education: Georgetown University Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024

Kiyonaga & Soltis, P.C.

1827 Jefferson Pl NW
Washington, DC 20036 Visit website


Attorney Debra Soltis is a partner with the Kiyonaga & Soltis, P.C., law firm in Washington, D.C. A top-rated trial lawyer with nearly 30 years of total legal experience, Ms. Soltis focuses her practice primarily on criminal defense and criminal appeals, and she also handles employment law matters, such as workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and other grievances. She provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the greater D.C. metro who are dealing with complex legal challenges that affect their lives and livelihoods.

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Soltis has successfully defended her clients facing a wide range of serious criminal charges, from DUI to murder, and she has achieved a long record of securing acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges for the accused. 

At the same time, she has proven herself an effective advocate for those who have suffered serious violations of their rights as workers, and she has gained a reputation for her in-depth legal knowledge along with her unwavering dedication to helping her clients obtain the favorable results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Ms. Soltis began her legal career in 1991 after obtaining her Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and her license to practice from the District of Columbia Bar. She holds her license to practice in Maryland as well, and she has handled matters in state and federal courts across her region.

A leader in her field, Ms. Soltis has served on the adjunct legal faculty at Georgetown University Law School, and she has appeared on various television and news programs, including NPR and the CBS Evening News, where she has offered in-depth legal commentary on a variety of topics. Outside her legal practice, she serves as executive director of GirlsUP, Inc., a local nonprofit supporting girls and their future dreams and goals.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 50% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 1991, Maryland

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • GirlsUP, Inc, Executive Director
  • The Best Attorneys in Washington, D.C., Washingtonian Magazine
  • Criminal Practice, Super Lawyer
  • National Trial Moot Court Team, Georgetown University Law Center
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Georgetown University Law Review, Member 
  • Georgetown Law School, Adjunct Faculty

Office location for Debra Soltis

1827 Jefferson Pl NW
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-363-2776


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024

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