Date: 03/27/2013 Print This Post

LA Times Honors Debra Opri as a 2013 “Women Leaders In The Law”

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Debra Opri did it again.

After recently concluding the divorce for comedian/actor Kevin Hart in a contentious court battle with his former wife, Torrei, renowned attorney Debra Opri  ( was again honored by the Los Angeles Times as one of Los Angeles’ Women Leaders in the Law.  She previously received the designation in 2010.

Opri, who has become the media’s “Go To” Celebrity Attorney commentator in recent years, now adds this honor among her numerous other accolades, having been honored in December 2011 by the Coalition for At Risk Youth (CARRY) for her longtime work on behalf of abused and at-risk children. Opri also recently received the ‘Clients’ Choice Award for 2013′ from Avvo, an Attorney Service and Expert-Only Legal online forum.

Clearly, Opri continues to prove that her work for social justice, and the needs of the parents and children of divorce and domestic violence, extends to her representation of her clients, both in and out of the courtroom.

As a step towards reaching out to those who want insight into the world of divorce, parenting, and domestic violence, Opri recently launched a new feature on her website, “The Opri Opinion Blog” (, which shares her views on numerous family law matters in the news, including high-profile legal cases and issues.

Renowned as a fierce and aggressive litigator in the courtroom, Opri believes in what she does and who she works with. Just ask Kevin Hart. Thanks to Opri’s tenaciousness and strategies, the actor/comedian—whose hit reality show on BET, “Real Husbands of Hollywood” was recently picked up for a second season and album for Laugh At My Pain went five times platinum—got a killer settlement in his divorce from his wife, after seven years of marriage. The successful conclusion allowed Kevin Hart and ex-wife, Torrei, to move forward on amicable terms.

Opri’s roster of celebrity cases includes the Anna Nicole Smith paternity case; representing Michael Jackson‘s parents Katherine and Joe Jackson during the late singer’s 2005 molestation trial; brother Jermaine Jackson‘s divorce; the David Hasselhoff custody battle; the James Brown sexual harassment case; and the David Caruso paternity action.

Opri has been a regular on air analyst on such networks, as CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News Channel, MSNBC and HLN to name a few, and continues to be a go-to legal source for the current high-profile divorces and legal cases in the news, both nationally and internationally.

Opri can be followed on Twitter @debraopri and Facebook.