Debra S. Babb-Nutcher



Debra S. Babb-Nutcher is a partner with Garganese, Weiss, D’Agresta & Salzman, P.A. She is board certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in city, county and local government law. She has extensive civil litigation experience which spans a variety of issues. She primarily litigates cases on behalf of the firm's municipal clients and is part of the firm's Community Association Practice Area. Her areas of practice include: community association law, eminent domain, land use, premises liability, First Amendment, civil rights, employment law, code enforcement, evictions, and foreclosures. She is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Nutcher served as an adjunct professor for Legal Research & Writing II at Barry University School of Law and has spoken at many seminars regarding employment law, eminent domain, code enforcement and civil citations, and quasi-judicial proceedings. She was interviewed by ABC News Tonight as a consultant regarding eminent domain issues, which aired on July 18, 2004.

Ms. Nutcher is admitted to practice in Florida state and federal courts. She earned her law degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where she served on the Moot Court Board and won first place in her school's moot court competition in oral advocacy and best brief. She received her undergraduate degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, with a major in Speech Communication and a minor in English.

  • Appellate Law
  • Business and Contract Disputes
  • City, County and Local Government Law
  • Civil Rights and Constitutional Disputes
  • Commercial and Residential Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Construction and Lien Law
  • Eminent Domain/Inverse Condemnation
  • First Amendment Disputes
  • First Party Insurance Defense
  • Governmental and Administrative Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Transactions and Litigation

Certified by The Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law. Certified lawyers in city, county and local government law deal with legal issues of county, municipal or other local governments such as special districts, agencies and authorities. City, county and local government law also includes litigation in the federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, and the preparation of legal instruments for city, county and local governments.

  • “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Binford v. City of Winter Springs, 969 So. 2d 1098 (Fla. 5th DCA 2007)
  • Martin v. City of Gainesville, 800 So. 2d 687 (Fla. 1st DCA 2001)
  • McManus v. Cherry, No. 1:08-cv-00110-MP-GRJ, 2010 WL 5638108 (N.D. Fla. Nov. 19, 2010)
  • McManus v. City of Gainesville, No. 1:08-cv-00110-MP-GRJ, 2011 WL 240816 (N.D. Fla. Jan. 24, 2011)