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Debra S. Keehn

Debra S. Keehn

Practice areas:

Family, Probate, Criminal Defense, Litigation

About Me

Debra Keehn was born and raised in Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a double major in Psychology and Sociology and earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1990.  She received her law degree in 2002 from Wayne State University, and prior to that she was a clinical social worker, researcher and lecturer at the University of Michigan.  Since 2003, Debra Keehn has focused her practice on family law, including divorce, separate maintenance, child custody, support, and parenting time.  Other areas of practice include juvenile delinquency, abuse and neglect proceedings, guardianships, conservatorships, personal protection orders, criminal defense,  estate planning and general civil litigation.  Debra Keehn practices law in Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Jackson, Lenawee and Monroe Counties. Ms. Keehn  is often consulted by other attorneys for her expertise in addressing mental health issues in family law proceedings. Ms. Keehn is a member of the American Bar Association, the Family Law and Probate Sections of the State Bar of Michigan, the Washtenaw County Bar Association and is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Michigan.  Ms. Keehn is a participating attorney with the Hyatt Legal Plans.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Family: 50%
    12 years
  2. Probate: 30%
    12 years
  3. Litigation: 10%
    12 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    12 years



Hourly ($275/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

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    Deb is a very useful choice for clients seeking resolution of Family Law Issues. She is knowledgeable, positive, construcitve and well respected by the Bench and Bar.


    Thomas Moors
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. As a social worker as well as a lawyer, Debra Keehn brings a caring expertise to the area of family law. She is very compassionate and sensitive to the needs of children and strives to protect their best interests in very difficult circumstances.


    Alfreda Menlove Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Debra S. Keehn, PLLC

343 S. Main St.
Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104


MIActive And In Good Standing200303/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis2015
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2014
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2013
Appreciation for ServiceWashtenaw County Bar Association2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDebra S. Keehn, PLLC2003 - Present
Adjunct Lecturer/Faculty LiaisonUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work1996 - 2005
Clinical Social WorkerUniversity of Michigan Health System1991 - 2005

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2014 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2003 - Present
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In Re: TDCourt of Appeals published opinion vacated by MI Supreme Court
In re BarnesCourt of Appeals vacated trial court decision

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Publication NameTitleDate
Social Work in Health CareImpact of Social Work on Recidivism and Non-Medical Complaints in the Emergency Department1994

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of MichiganClinicalMSW-Master of Social Work1990
University of MichiganPsychology and SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Probate Court Training UpdateMental Health Nuts and Bolts2014
Michigan Radio NewsroomStep parent adoption2014
Family Law SectionRepresenting the interests of children in domestic matters2014
Panel DiscussionGun Violence and Mental Illness2013
Michigan Lawyers Weekly InterviewSORA and Juvenile Registration2011
Unintended Consequences of SORA Registration for JuvenilesUnintended Consequences of SORA Registration for Juveniles2010