Deborah S. Swettenam

Deborah S. Swettenam

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Deborah has been an associate with the Law Offices of Kathleen D. Schneider since 2006 practicing before the Family Division and Orphans' Court Divisions of the Court of Common Pleas for Allegheny County and the Orphans' Court of Westmoreland County. Deborah has been pleased to serve a wide variety of clients in Western Pennsylvania including LGBT clients in the areas of family law including second parent adoption, estates and real estate transactions.

Prior to coming to live in Pennsylvania, Deborah was an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville. Deborah serves on the board of the Butler Freeport Community Trail Council. She makes her home in Armstrong County.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Adoption
  • Estate Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1981
  • Pennsylvania, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991


  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
    • B.S. summa cum laude - 1977
    • Major: Psychology and Criminology