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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.  Before practicing law, Ms. Keehn was a clinical social worker, researcher and lecturer at the University of Michigan.  Since 2003, she has focused her practice on family law, including divorce, 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.  Ms. Keehn practices in Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Jackson, Lenawee and Monroe Counties. 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.  She is also a participating attorney with the Hyatt Legal Plans.



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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    12 years
  2. Probate: 25%
    12 years
  3. Mediation: 15%
    12 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    12 years



Hourly ($290/hour)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Laurie S. Longo

    Deb Keehn is one of the smartest, toughest, and most caring attorneys in Washtenaw County. She has a long history of excellent work in family law matters and is exceptionally skilled in complex matters involving children. I cannot recommend her strongly enough!


    Laurie Longo Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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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

2500 Packard St.
Suite 211B
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104


MIActive And In Good Standing200305/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneyGlobal Who's Who2016
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: TD, 292 Mich App 678, 823 NW2d 101 (2011); 493 Mich 873, 821 NW2d 569 (2012)Court of Appeals published opinion vacated by MI Supreme Court
In re BarnesCourt of Appeals vacated trial court decision
People v. Y.Y.All criminal charges dismissed after plea withdrawn (Nolle Prosequi)
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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 Michigan, Ann ArborClinicalMSW-Master of Social Work1990
University of Michigan, Ann ArborPsychology and SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Matters: Parents in PrisonGuardianships Under Juvenile and Probate Codes, and Discharge Planning2016
Probate Court Training UpdateMental Health Nuts and Bolts2015
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