Our team at Sheppard Law Offices has proudly been serving Tax and Bankruptcy clients since 2005. Meet the team below!

Sharon Bally

Sharon has been in the position of Secretary/Receptionist at Sheppard Law’s Newark Office since 2013. She has held several administrative positions, including being the General Manager for the original Howard Johnson hotel in Savannah, Georgia. 

When Sharon isn’t in the office, she loves to cook, bake and spend time with her beloved Rottweiler Dakota. She loves maintaining a “young at heart” mindset and enjoys meeting new people, music, laughing, being silly and, of course, working for Sheppard Law Offices.


Krista Houck

Krista has been the Secretary at Sheppard Law Office’s Hilliard location since July 2018. She enjoys our small family feeling and focus upon building strong relationships between staff and clients. Whether you’re calling or visiting Sheppard Law Offices, she will be the first friendly face to greet you. Krista can help you plan appointments and answer your general questions. If it isn’t something Krista can assist you with directly, she will gladly connect you with someone who will. Krista also provides clerical support to Attorneys and Legal Assistants as needed. 

Krista is originally from Cincinnati, where she met her fiancé, Nick. They relocated to Columbus together in 2014. They have a playful golden retriever named Zeke (after former Ohio State Buckeye, Ezekiel Elliott). In Krista’s free time, she enjoys baking and crafting. She loves anything that brings out her creative side. When she’s not in the office, you can find her at the dog park, watching the Buckeyes or making a mean chocolate cake. 


Ken Sheppard, Sr. 

Ken Sr. is originally from West Virginia. Early in his career, he served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1975. After serving in the military, he moved to Ohio where he attended The University of Akron and Stark State College studying Financial Accounting.

Ken Sr. worked for the United States Postal Service as Director of Operations until 1994. He and his wife then started their own business and continued it until 2008. At that time, Ken Sr. became employed with Sheppard Law Offices Co., L.P.A. preparing financial statements, along with individual and business income tax returns.

Since 1975, Ken Sr. has used his Financial Accounting skills in the areas of manufacturing, transportation and sales. For several years, he had also sold various types of insurance and owned a small bookkeeping business.

Rose Lancione 

Rose has been with Sheppard Law Offices since 2008. She began working in the legal field in 1973 at the Belmont County, Ohio Clerk of Courts. Her background is in workers’ compensation, Social Security, domestic, probate, and bankruptcy law. Bankruptcy has been Rose’s main concentration for the past 20 years. 

Rose is married to her husband Bernard, who is also an attorney. She has three step-daughters, one son and one daughter. She enjoys spending time with her 10 grandchildren, ranging from 28 year old twins to 4 year old twins.

Karen St. George

Karen joined Sheppard Law Offices in 2016. Working for Sheppard Law Offices has provided many welcoming challenges; from working on the creditor side of bankruptcy to the client’s side of bankruptcy. She has embraced the challenges and very much enjoys working with clients to achieve their financial goals.

She is a native of Akron, Ohio and currently resides in Jackson Township. She graduated from the University of Akron with an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2014. Throughout her studies at the University of Akron, she was featured on the Dean’s List several times. 

Her extensive experience in bankruptcy law began while spending four years as an assistant to a Chapter 7 Trustee prior to joining Sheppard Law Offices. While working with the Trustee, she obtained additional training as a Bankruptcy Paralegal, attending meetings of creditors and assisting the Trustee with the creditor side of bankruptcy. Karen has 4 grown children and 1 grandchild. Her hobbies include walking, reading and spending time with her family.