Congratulations to the Hon. Debra Moses Stephens who retained her seat in the recent election. Judge Debra Moses Stephens has served as a County Court Judge for more than 20 years. She earned her undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1984 in English and her law degree from Howard University School of Law.
She started her career as an Assistant Public Defender. After 13 years, she was appointed to the bench to serve as a Palm Beach County Court Judge. As a judge, she has been assigned to County Criminal, Civil, and Domestic Violence courts. She has served as Administrative Judge for County Criminal Court, Domestic Violence Court and, for the last 13 years, the Traffic Hearing Officer Program.
She believes that a judge's job is one of service. For the 33 years that she has lived in Palm Beach County, she has been involved in community service to her community in various ways. Currently, she works with the Riviera Beach Civil Drug Court as their administrative judge and volunteers on several Saturdays each year to preside over court. Judge Stephens states that: "I believe each person who comes to court deserves to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect."