Attorney Debra M. Salisbury was born in Westerly, Rhode Island and has been a resident of the State of Florida since 1980. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, and she holds a Master of Science Degree from the University of Florida. She maintains her Nurse Practitioner license in the State of Florida.
She received her law degree with honors from Stetson University College of Law. She is a member of The Florida Bar since 1993. In addition, she has served as a board member and as a past President of the Sarasota Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Inc. Attorney Salisbury also served as the chairperson for the development, and implementation of, the Child Friendly Witness Room at the Sarasota County Judicial Center, which is utilized in obtaining the testimony of children.
Having had extensive background in practicing family law, the emphasis of her practice is currently focused on adoption law, dependency law, and temporary custody of minor children. Attorney Salisbury strives to handle legal matters in an expeditious fashion while providing zealous advocacy on behalf of her clients.