Debra L. Fortenberry has practiced law for over 15 years and is licensed in the State of Colorado. She has resided and practiced in Colorado Springs since 1994. She received her Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1989 and a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Central Michigan University in 1984. Ms. Fortenberry has previously practiced with firms in Michigan and Colorado Springs before opening this law office in 2001. She has extensive trial and appellate experience and served as Assistant District Attorney for El Paso and Teller Counties.

Ms. Fortenberry is a member of the Colorado and El Paso County Bar Associations and the Real Estate Practice Group of the Colorado Bar Association. She is an active member of the Colorado Springs community
and has served on the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries, Inc. of Colorado Springs since 2003. In that service, she is current and past chair of the Operations and Sales Committee and a member of the Executive Committee.

Ms. Fortenberry has two children that give her constant negotiation practice. She plays outside (with and without her negotiators) every chance
she gets.