Rebecca S. Cepluch,
Rebecca S. Cepluch, Esq
Rebecca concentrates her practice in the
areas of family law, domestic
relations, juvenile court proceedings and
criminal defense. She
graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1996 and thereafter graduated from
Capital University Law School in January of 2000 and passed the Ohio bar exam on her first
attempt. She has been licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio since
has worked for several City Attorney offices and most recently worked for six and half years as an Assistant
Prosecuting Attorney for Butler County.
a thorough understanding of strategies employed by the state to prosecute those individuals charged with
criminal and traffic offenses and aggressively defends those charged through motions to suppress, bench and jury
In addition, Rebecca represented Butler County Children Services in abuse, neglect and dependency
actions from filing complaints to permanent custody proceedings.
Her comprehensive knowledge of Juvenile Court procedures allows Rebecca to diligently protect
parents’ paramount rights to their children at all stages of abuse, neglect and dependency
Rebecca has obtained countless emergency orders for parents, grandparents and relatives in private
abuse, neglect, and dependency actions and custody disputes, when a child is at risk for immediate physical or
emotional harm, including allegations of sexual, physical or emotional abuse.
Also, Rebecca has obtained paternal rights to visitation and custody for fathers to children born
out of wedlock, despite the presumption of legal custody to a mother.
She has used alternative dispute resolution methods to mediate highly contested custody battles when
common sense suggests non-traditional settlements.
Rebecca frequently negotiates shared parenting plans in lieu of legal custody dispositions.
Rebecca fervently prosecutes and defends divorce complaints and post-decree motions in domestic
relations courts and can transform end of marriage agreements into dissolutions in a swift and efficient
is a member of:
State Bar Association
*Butler County Bar Association
She is a certified OPOTA (Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy) instructor for
various special subjects at Butler Tech Police Academy.