Jerry Shade is an experienced negotiator and litigator, practicing law since 2001. Mr. Shade concentrates his practice in the areas of Civil litigation, Small-Mid Sized Business Representation, Domestic Relations (family law) and Mineral Rights’ Issues.
He is licensed in all Ohio courts and in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Mr. Shade has also represented clients in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the Federal District Court in St. Louis, Missouri. He has taken cases to trial in Hamilton County, Butler County, Warren County, Montgomery County, Clermont County, Darke County, and the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and the Ohio Court of Claims, as well as several municipal courts.
Mr. Shade grew up in Thornville Ohio, and has lived in Cincinnati since 1997. Prior to law school, Mr. Shade received his bachelors in Speech Communication and his bachelors in Business from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, graduating Cum Laude in 1993. He received his Master’s in Business Administration in 1994 from Ohio University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. At the University Of Cincinnati College Of Law, Mr. Shade was awarded the Jacob Cox Honors Scholarship, and the Negotiations Book Award. Mr. Shade graduated a member of the Dean’s Honor’s List in 2001. While in law school he worked as a law clerk for General Electric Aircraft Engines, in the Government Contracts division, and also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Sandra S. Beckwith, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Mr. Shade is a member of the Ohio Bar Association, the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Warren County Bar Association, the Butler County Bar Association, and the Ohio Association for Justice, the Knights of Columbus and the North East Chamber of Commerce. He is an affiliated attorney with the Thomas More Law Center. Mr. Shade is married with five children; he attends St. Gertrude’s Church in Madeira as well as St. Suzanna in Mason and volunteers his time in several areas. He is board President of Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori School (formerly Queen of Angels Montessori School in Cincinnati), and Board Secretary of Royalmont Academy is Mason. He advocates for the unborn by working with and supporting groups such as the Thomas More Law Center, the Sanctity of Life Foundation, Family First PAC, and Northern Kentucky Right to Life. He has served as an arbitration judge in Hamilton County, a judge at University of Cincinnati Law School for Negotiations competition, and he has served as a mentor. He is also an Assistant Coach for Moeller Kids Club Wrestling.
Mr. Shade has also founded the Southwest Ohio Landowners Group, which is dedicated to negotiating the best possible O&G lease for Utica Shale drilling on the south western aspect of the Utica Shale, as well as creating and sustaining a strong and organized landowner group, and providing ongoing O&G related resources to the members of the group.
Licensed since 2001
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Sword & Shield||Thomas More Law Center||2007|
|Mulligan-Moeller Book Award For Negotiation||U.C. Center For Dispute Resolution||2001|
|Academic Distinction - Honors Four of Six Semesters||University of Cincinnati||2001|
|Jacob Cox, Honors Scholarship||University of Cincinnati||1998|
|M.B.A. Magna Cum Laude||Ohio University College Of Business||1994|
|Graduate Cum-Laude||Muskingum College||1993|
|Partner||Whitaker & Shade, LLC.||2003 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Arnold S. Levine||2001 - 2003|
|Judicial Ex-tern, Honorable Sandra S. Beckwith||U.S. District Court Southern Dist. Of Ohio||2000 - 2001|
|Law Clerk, Government & International Transactions||General Electric Aircraft Engines, Legal Operation||1999 - 2000|
|Vice President||P&S Sales Co., Inc.||1989 - 1998|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Ohio Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|Ohio State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Warren County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Butler County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Cincinnati Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Better Business Bureau||N/A||N/A|
|Northeast Chamber Of Commerce||N/A||N/A|
|WCPO Channel 9 Cincinnati||Is a Pre-Nup Right For You||2012|
|Blog||Southwest Landowners Group||2012|
|YOUTUBE||Family Law Video Series||2011|
|liveaction.org||A Summary of Planned Parenthood’s Frauds and Felonies in the Service of Ideology||2011|
|University of Cincinnati||N/A||law||N/A|
|Mt. Perry Landowners||Mineral Righs||2012|
|Glenford Landowners||Mineral Rights||2012|