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Languages spoken: English, French

Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 50%
    20 years
  2. Chapter 13: 50%
    20 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ryan Douglas Caldwell

    I am associated with Virginia through several national organizations and listservs. I have seen that she puts forth a lot of effort for the benefit of her clients. Providing free legal information on her website is a good step at informing clients about the legal subject of bankruptcy before she even sits down with someone. I endorse and would suggest any one potentially needing to file bankruptcy or review their options to schedule an appointment with Virginia.


    Ryan Caldwell Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gary Ray Fraley

    Virginia Southgate is fellow member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. NACBA is an association dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers from abuse by banks and other creditors who have the money to buy legislation harmful to consumers. She has been a long time consumer bankruptcy attorney with 16 years experience in the field and is a managing partner in her firm. She is recognized as an being among the best attorneys by other lawyers who voted her to be on the KY State Bar Association Board of Directors. She is also multilingual speaking both English and French. A client that she agrees to represent is fortunate to have her for their attorney.


    Gary Fraley Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

4 West Fourth Street, Suite 300
Newport, KY, 41071

Patton & Southgate Attorneys

4 West Fourth Street, Suite 300
Newport, KY, 41071



KYAuthorized to practice law199607/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerPatton & Southgate2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Kentucky Bar FoundationBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Northern Kentucky Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Northern Kentucky UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1993