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Debra Seitz Pleatman

Family Attorney at Covington, KY

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    In the family law area, I handle divorce, custody, child support, parental rights, grandparent rights & juvenile matters.

    30 years

  2. Litigation
    My practice consists of all types of civil litigation.

    30 years

Licensed for 29 years
State KY
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 12/20/2022
State OH
Status Inactive
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/14/2022

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Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C.
541 Buttermilk Pike, Ste 500
PO Box 175710
Covington, KY, 41017-5710


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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Debra Pleatman was a guide, a protector and a representative when I needed them the most during a painful divorce
I had a close friend who was a divorce attorney, and though she personally could not represent me in my divorce with my wife because of an inherent conflict of interest, she recommended that I consider Debra Pleatman. I liked Debra and felt very comfortable with her the very first time I met her. I retained her services on my friend’s advice and my own gut feelings without interviewing anyone else, and in the end, I was very glad I did. Like probably everyone in my situation, I was very much hurting emotionally, and I was unrealistic about what I thought I deserved in my divorce with my wife. Debra listened to my requests and answered my questions, and she led me through all the things I did not know or understand. And though I tried my best to be as pragmatic as I could throughout the entire process, Debra is the one who kept me grounded, walked me through everything and kept my eyes focused on the big picture and the goals. She was honest, direct and frank when I needed it, and she also saved me a lot of money by encouraging me and guiding me in working with my wife directly on some things rather than going back and forth between the attorneys’ offices. I know every situation is unique and sometimes things can not be avoided, but in my case Debra helped me evade the mental distress and the costs of mediation and court, and I am very thankful for that. She was professional and responsive throughout the entire process, and I felt like my interests were both protected and well represented. I definitely would recommend Debra to others who find themselves in the same unfortunate situation.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ziegler & Schneider, PSC
  • 1992 - Present


  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Cincinnati
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • N/A


  • Salmon P. Chase American Inn of Court
  • Counselor
  • N/A
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member of the Ethics Committee
  • N/A
  • Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers
  • President of the Board
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • KBA Law Update 2013
  • Ethics
  • 2013

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Covington Family Lawyer Debra Seitz Pleatman
Debra Seitz Pleatman
Family Attorney
Covington, KY
Licensed for 29 years