Debra Ragin Jessup


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Debra Ragin Jessup brings a wide array of experience to Surratt & Thompson, PLLC. Debra focuses her law in Elder Law, Wills and Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates, Business Succession Planning and Disability Law.

Debra serves on the Board of Directors for the Bethlehem Center and Yadkin Valley Economic Development District. She is a member of the Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, and North Carolina Bar Associations.

Debra is married to Manuel Jessup and they have two children, Harrison and Hilary.

Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Wills
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Disability Law


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
    • B.S. - 1982
    • Major: Government

Bar Admission

  • North Carolina, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina