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Debra Vaniman Crawford

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Debra Crawford Annis is a certified family law specialist (certified by the Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California). Debra is also a family law mediator. Debra’s practice consists primarily of family law matters. She also practices in the areas of estate planning and probate. Debra has been practicing law for over 26 years.

Debra attended Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles where she graduated cum laude. Debra’s family law experience has been enriched by her service to the Women's Legal Clinic where she served as a volunteer attorney and as the President of the Board of Directors. Debra received an Outstanding Achievement Award from Mayor Bradley for her valuable service to the community with the Women's Legal Clinic. Debra has lectured on the subject of 'move away' custody cases and independent adoptions.

Debra is also a family law mediator. She has been on the mediator panel of the innovative Mosten Mediation Centers.  Debra enjoys mediation and helping families structure their new lives apart instead of tearing each other apart in litigation and protracted court battles.

Debra is also a tough and seasoned litigator if that is the avenue you choose.  Debra has also handled appellate cases.

Debra has been a colunmist in the Carmel Valley Newletter and is the author of the newly revised Cal Divorce 123, Your Guide to California Divorce. Cal Divorce 123 is a guide for people who want to understand the California divorce process and actively participate in their cases -- whether as their own legal representative or an active partner with their attorney. The Guide is now available in separate modules or as a complete kit.

Debra is devoted to the concept that people can help themselves and make informed decisions in their legal matters. She strives to provide education to people so that they can achieve this objective. She also helps you decide the tone of your case.
Position Organization Location Duration
OwnerDebra Vaniman Crawford Law & Mediation Offices2010 - Present
Managing PartnerCrawford & Crawford1991 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Debra D. Vaniman1985 - 1991
School Degree Major Graduation
Southwestern University School of LawJ.D. Law School1983  
University of California at Los AngelesBAEconomics1980
State / Court Date
CA1984
  • Carmel Valley Women's Club | Chairperson | 2015 - Present
    Carmel Valley Women's Club | Non-profit Committee | 2015 - Present
    Carmel Valley Women's Club | Vice-President | 2015 - Present
    Carmel Valley Women's Club Foundation | Board of Directors | 2015 - Present
    National Association of Realtors | Member - Realtor | 2015 - Present
    California Association of Realtors | Member | 2015 - Present
    Monterey County Association of Realtors | Member | 2015 - Present
    Carmel Valley Women's Club | Member | 2015 - Present
    Monterey County Bar Association | Member | 2001 - Present
    State Bar of California | Member | 1985 - Present
    State Bar of California, Family Law Section | Member | 1985 - Present
    Phi Alpha Delta | Alumni Member | 1983 - Present
    Monterey State Historic Park Association | Board of Directors | 2011 - 2013
    Carmel Valley Ranchers' Days | President | 2008 - 2009
    Cachauga Property Owners Association | President | 2005 - 2005
    Cachagua Community Park | Board Member | 2005 - 2007
    Cachagua Fire Wives | Board Member | 2004 - 2007
    Carmel Valley Ranchers' Days | Board of Directors | 2001 - 2009
    Cachagua Area Property Owners Association | Board Member | 2001 - 2007
    Women's Legal Clinic | President | 1991 - 1991
    Women's Legal Clinic | Board Member | 1987 - 1991
    Women's Legal Clinic | Volunteer Attorney | 1985 - 1991
    Phi Alpha Delta | Convention Delegate | 1982 - 1982
    Phi Alpha Delta | Justice (President) | 1982 - 1983
  • 20. Year Certified Family Law Specialist | State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization | 2013
    Super Lawyer | Super Lawyers | 2005
    Super Lawyer | Super Lawyers | 2004
    Certified Specialist - Family Law | Califirnia State Bar Board of Legal Specialization | 1993
    Outstanding Achievement | Mayor Tom Bradley, City of Los Angles | 1989
    Outstanding Achievement | Women's Legal Clinic
  • Cal Divorce 123 | Cal Divorce 123 | 2011
    Carmel Valley Country | Reflections on Motherhood | 2006
    Carmel Valley Newsletter | The Civil Lawyer - Holding Title | 2002
    Carmel Valley Newsletter | The Civil Lawyer - Restraining Orders | 2002
    Carmel Valley Newsletter | The Civil Lawyer - Advanced Health Care Directive | 2001
    Carmel Valley Newsletter | Storytime Extra Ordinaire | 2001
    Carmel Valley Newsletter | The Civil Lawyer - Strict Liability | 2001
    Carmel Valley Newsletter | The Civil Lawyer - Is Marriage Just a Piece of Paper? | 2001
    Carmel Valley Newsletter | The Civil Lawyer - Adult Child Support | 2001
    Carmel Valley Newsletter | The Civil Lawyer - Elder Abuse | 2001
    Carmel Valley Newsletter | The Civil Lawyer - Living Trusts | 2001
    DIY Book | Divorce 123 | 2000
    CoParenting Workshop | Move Away Cases | 1997
    Family Law Presentation | Divorce Trials | 1989
    Adoption Alliance | Special Needs Adoptions
    Client's Guide to the DissoMaster | Client's Guide to the DissoMaster | 1987
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(1984) Licensed as Attorney in California. Verified with State Bar of California.May 29, 2012

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Monterey, CA 93940
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