Personal Injury | Family | Estate Attorney At Law : Orlando Office

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Debra Wilkinson Botwin, LLC | Orlando Office

We are located near ORMC on South Orange Avenue, near downtown Orlando.  You can reach our office easily from the Sunrail Orlando Health stop, as it is less than 2 blocks away.


I opened my solo firm in 2007, after working for large, medium and small firms. I like to offer clients a blend of the best parts of big and small firms. I have the experience of both to do that. I have represented some of the largest corporations in America, and individuals alike. I understand what it takes to successfully enter and prevail in the legal forum of Florida courts. Let me use that for you.


I am from Alabama, and I grew up on a farm in a small rural community halfway between Huntsville, AL and Chattanooga, TN. I went to junior college on a full scholarship and then to the University of Alabama, where I received my BA in Communications (Journalism) with a minor in Engineering. I went from there, across campus to the School of Law. I completed those 3 years also on scholarship, and with honors. My college experience was shaped by a series of scholarships, part time jobs and achievements in both academic and social environments. I was Phi Beta Kappa in Undergraduate, as well as Omicron Delta Kappa, a leadership, honors and service organization. I practiced the lessons my parents taught me, and I worked hard. Now, I have been practicing law for more than 22 years, and have an Av rating by Martindale Hubbel and a solo practice. Just like in school, effort and determination pays off. My legal career began in Orlando with a large state-wide law firm representing clients from all over the country. I defended some of the biggest insurance companies in America, as well as the largest manufacturer of cars in the nation. Doing this gave me an insight into how cases are evaluated, managed and treated by big corporations. Later in my career, I changed my practice to represent individuals and small businesses instead of large corporations. I try cases and go to court. The lessons I have learned over my career have taught me that nothing is as powerful as going to court if that is what a client needs. Not every case should go to court. But when a case needs to be tried, I can do it, and I do.

Debra Wilkinson Botwin

Attorney At Law

I was born and raised in Florida. My parents both had careers in the legal field which allowed me to realize my passion of law at an early age. In high school, I joined the law magnet program which included various law driven courses. I received my Bachelors of Science at the University of Central Florida, majoring in Legal Studies. I went on to receive my Juris Doctorate at Barry University School of Law. While there, I participated in a Juvenile Defense Clinic where I met with and defended juveniles in court. Following law school, I worked as a paralegal until I was sworn in as an Attorney in May of 2021. I have experience in Personal Injury and Estate Planning. I am a member of the Young Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Lake County Bar Association. I have participated in Pro Bono work as a Guardian ad Litem and in my spare time I enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Melissa Lebron

Attorney At Law