Debbie Faulkner shaking hands with a client

Debra “Debbie” A. Faulkner

Debbie is a Tampa Bay area native. She attended Stetson University on a Presidential Scholarship and at 19-years-old, Debbie graduated cum laude and earned the distinction of being Stetson’s youngest graduate since its founding in 1883.

She attended Cornell Law School – one of the five Ivy League law schools – and became the first person in her family to obtain a graduate-level education. In 2012, Debbie returned to law school and obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from Washington University in St. Louis. In this program, Debbie focused her coursework on sophisticated personal estate and tax planning.

Debbie worked at a large international law firm in the Private Client division assisting high net worth families with all aspects of generational wealth planning. In 2013, Debbie returned to her hometown of Palm Harbor and opened The Faulkner Firm, P.A., a Wealth Preservation Law Firm for the “regular” and wealthy families in the Tampa Bay area seeking a silk-stocking experience and highly personalized service.

Debbie has been recognized by her peers for over 10 years as both a “Rising Star” Attorney, given to a mere 2.5% of attorneys statewide, then as a Super Lawyer, a designation awarded to 5% of more experienced attorneys statewide. Debbie was also nationally recognized as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Estate Planning attorneys in Florida for three consecutive years. Debbie has been a featured author in “Actionline”, the statewide semi-annual magazine published by the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar.

Debbie resides in Tampa with her husband, daughters, and their dog Nina.