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    Meet our team of Ohio-based attorneys

    With five locations across Ohio and decades of accumulated experience in representing local Ohio clientele, Sheppard Law Offices is the right choice if you live in Ohio and need seasoned legal advice or representation. 

    We’re a law office with a distinctly local focus. At Sheppard Law Offices, we understand the complexities of Ohio court proceedings, and we care for our community. Our five offices are located in Columbus, Mt Vernon, Newark, Akron, and Canton. We’re committed to helping local clients resolve a wide range of legal problems, with attorneys focusing in bankruptcy, taxation, probate, estate planning, and family law.  

    Whether you need a tax lawyer to help you keep your business afloat in tough times, or if you’re looking for an experienced probate attorney to help you write your Will, Sheppard Law Offices offers you compassionate and experienced legal representation by a lawyer situated in your community.

    Our Practice Areas

    Bankruptcy law

    We’re a top-rated bankruptcy law firm. Our Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorneys work with clients to find the best possible outcome to their financial difficulties. With bankruptcy lawyers located throughout Ohio, an affordable bankruptcy lawyer is always nearby. And our team has the expertise to help you swiftly resolve a range of bankruptcy-related challenges, including credit card balances, harassment from bill collectors and other collection agencies, medical debts, foreclosure, judgments, and repossessions.

    Taxation law

    Sheppard Law Offices’ team of Ohio-based tax lawyers can help you resolve financially crippling taxation debt. We help our clients with a range of taxation and legal services, including tax preparation, resolving back taxes, appealing an IRS tax adjustment, and negotiating tax appeals with the IRS to avoid levies, wage garnishment, and even seizure of assets.

    Probate and estate planning

    Our team would be incomplete without a skilled probate lawyer from any of our locations. Probate litigation in Ohio is an intricate legal process. Drawing from years of experience in constructing strong probate cases, our Ohio probate attorneys can guide you swiftly through this challenging legal and procedural experience. We can also assist you with clear, compassionate estate planning.

    Family law

    Our team of family law attorneys has handled over 600 family law proceedings. We know how distressing and exhausting a divorce, spousal support negotiation or contempt proceeding can be. In these situations, working with a local Ohio divorce attorney offers you two distinct advantages. You’ll be represented by someone who understands local family law proceedings, and you’ll have easier in-person access to the legal expertise you require. We’re ready to help you accomplish a smooth, fast and favorable resolution to your family law proceeding.

    Meet our team

    Kenneth L Sheppard Jr.

    Kenneth saw Ohio’s need for a consumer based law practice, who’d go the extra mile for clients with tax, bankruptcy, estate planning, probate and family law issues. In 2005, Kenneth L. Sheppard, Jr. started his law practice in Westerville, Ohio with a focus on these five practice areas.  Ken realized that many individuals and small businesses with tax problems faced significant and ongoing debt, family and planning issues. He saw that these people needed an Ohio bankruptcy attorney to hear their story and help them find better debt relief and bankruptcy options. Ken believes that the needs of his clients come first. He understands and empathizes with his clients and looks for optimal legal solutions on a case-by-case basis.

    James Galehouse

    James gained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron Law School in 2009. James has filed thousands of consumer bankruptcy cases and can offer his clients bankruptcy guidance through both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filings. In 2019, James earned his LL.M. in Taxation where he now assists our tax clients by resolving both IRS and state of Ohio tax debt matters. Mr. Galehouse also helps our clients with their estate planning needs and he handles various probate and estate administration cases.

    Daniel Gurtner

    Daniel joined Sheppard Law Offices in 2021 and has over a decade’s experience in handling family law and divorce cases in Ohio. He also has a wealth of legal experience in consumer bankruptcy, probate, estate planning, and general civil litigation.

    Justin Albright

    Justin is an attorney specializing in bankruptcy law. Justin is licensed to practice in the State of Ohio as well as in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He has over five years of experience practicing and has been a presenter at numerous Continued Legal Education Seminars on bankruptcy law.

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    Here's where you can find us

    Sheppard Law Offices has three offices in Central Ohio (Columbus, Newark, and Mount Vernon) and two offices in Northeast Ohio (Akron and Canton). We handle all matters involving bankruptcy, debt relief, tax law, tax preparation, Wills, Trusts, estate planning, divorce, family law, estate administration and probate throughout each of our five locations. 

    Schedule a free introductory consultation today to talk with an experienced and compassionate local lawyer from the Sheppard Law Offices team.