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Shane Christian Sidebottom

Employment and labor Attorney at Covington, KY

4.1   7 reviews

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About Shane

Learn Shane’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Kentucky Whistleblower Act; Discrimination cases; Non-Compete Litigation; Civil Rights

  2. Litigation

  3. Divorce and separation

  4. Immigration
    Family Visas; Fiance Visas; Citizenship Applications

  5. Business

  6. Probate

I practice law in both State and Federal Courts in Kentucky and Ohio.  I maintain a diverse general practice with a focus on Employment and Labor Law matters including Whistleblower Actions,  Immigration Law, Education Law, Family Law, General Litigation, and Representation of Small Businesses.  I am also available to provide mediation services as I listed on Kentucky's Administrattive Office of Courts panel list of Mediators.  I like to volunteer my time in community organizations that aid in education.   I was recently rated a Kentucky "Super-Lawyer" and I have been given a pre-emiment peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Licensed for 22 years
State KY
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 12/20/2022
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/10/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C.
541 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 500
P.O. Box 175710
Covington, KY, 41017


4.1 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by Coreen | October 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He did my divorce ,in no time i was a free woman thank you for doing a great job...continue doing the gd work shane...God bless u
Posted by Angela | June 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have been a client of Mr. Sidebottom for close to a decade. He is honest, straight forward and explains things in a way you can understand. He is exceptionally bright. I am very pleased with the work he has provided.
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Mr. Sidebottom to prepare my will. Being new to the process, I didn’t know what to expect or what to do. He was very patient, thoroughly explained everything to me and completed the documents not only accurately but very quickly as I needed them in a very short time frame. I was very pleased with his service and he clearly knows how to do his job. I will definitely be working with him in the future.
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Posted by Sara | July 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Shane Sidebottom
I have hired Shane more than once and he has always been wonderful! He explains things in detail and is very understanding to each situation.
Posted by Rodney | August 10, 2015
Community Involvement, Collaboration for Professional Services Rendered
The mission of the Northern Kentucky Technical Rescue Team (NKYTRT) is to provide specialized emergency response capabilities and resources in order to respond for calls for assistance that exceed the scope of normal fire, rescue, and EMS response capabilities. Our goals are to: Prepare through advanced training, equipment acquisition and the gathering of resources; Prevent harm to all life (both human and animal) and property through education, response, and action; Respond to calls for assistance for all life and property; Rescue all life that is in danger; Recover those that have been lost. Specifically, when asked to help identify the proper funding mechanisms for the NKYTRT; Attorney Shane Sidebottom took immediate action. He first met with the Board of Directors for the NKYTRT to find out what exactly was needed legally to get a 501(3) (C) project started. The outcome of the meeting identified milestones that needed to be accomplished for federal and state non-profit compliance requirements. Shane completed the necessary forms to file with the IRS to obtain an employer identification number in order to proceed with the 5013C project. He clarified through the IRS, a previous Employee Identification Number (EIN), he obtained the correct number, and he then proceeded through the Kentucky State Attorney General’s office. Because of his professional and legal expertise, he was able to establish a 501(3) (C) non-profit status for the NKYTRT. This 501(3) (C) status will now allow the (NKYTRT) to seek funding from the community, state and the federal government through grant or donation funding processes. The Northern Kentucky Technical Rescue Team provides the following rescue and recovery services for: Building Collapse, Confined Space, Heavy Vehicle Extrication, High/Low Angle Rope Rescue, Large Animal Rescue, Missing Persons Searches, Swift Water, and Excavation/Trench Rescue and Recovery operations.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not Shane
I did not hire an attorney, however, I was speaking with an attorney through the company, which I don't hear from unless I contact him. I think if a person doesn't have a strong case it would be beneficial to the customer to tell them that instead of having them linger on for nothing. I was working with Mr. Stewart, whom sound really nice on the phone, but I don't hear from him, he gives me false hope.
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Response from Shane Sidebottom March 23, 2018
I am sorry about your experience with Mr. Stewart but no such Mr. Stewart works in my firm. Because of ethical considerations, I would not provide legal consultation to someone who has not hired me after entering into an attorney representation agreement. I wish you the best moving forward on your issue.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible with communication
Shane was more busy with his phone than my case! He was chastised twice by a third party during my case! He never bothered to listen to my whole case and cowed at the first rebuttal by the defense. He was useless. I always had to contact him first, remind him about what was going on. He seemed uninterested in mounting any defense. He instead like a robot kept telling me how these cases "usually" go. I was an individual and I NEVER felt that way with you. I never felt reassured. I felt trapped that you were my representative at the last minute bc I needed an attorney. I dont think my lawyer even believed me and it showed. You failed me just like the people I sued. Ps. I still need you to complete you job! I'm waiting for documents!
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Response from Shane Sidebottom April 29, 2019
A lawyer has a duty to maintain a client’s confidence with few exceptions. I do not feel at liberty to respond in a point-by-point fashion in this forum. Suffice to say that I do not believe that this post presents a fair and accurate picture of the events or issues involved in this complicated case.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Ziegler & Schneider, PSC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wolnitzek, Rowekamp & DeMarcus PSC
  • 2004 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Bartlett & Weigle Co.
  • 2000 - 2003


  • Northern Kentucky University-Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1999
  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995
  • Covington Catholic
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Schworer v. City of Park Hills, KY
  • Settled- $350,000.00
  • Hannan v. McCracken County Clerk
  • Settled-$345,000.00
  • Trotter v. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
  • $60,000 Trial Verdict; $201,000.00 Attorney Fee Award
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  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Chair, CLE Committee
  • 2004 - Present
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Annual Convention CLE Program Chair
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Kentucky CLE Commission
  • 6th Judicial District Representative
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • At-Large Elected Board Member
  • 2005 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent peer rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • CLE Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2017
  • 2017 Kentucky Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2016 Kentucky Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 2015 Kentucky Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2014 Kentucky Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2011
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  • Lex Loci- NKBA
  • Some Quick Common Sense Pointers on Professionalism
  • 2013
  • Lex Loci-NKBA
  • Padilla v. Kentucky, A Quick Look
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Annual Convention
  • Kentucky Whistleblower Act
  • 2014
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Kentucky Law Update
  • Common Sense Professionalism
  • 2013
  • Annual CLE Day
  • Immigration Law in a General Practice
  • 2012
  • Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Kentucky Whistleblower Act
  • 2011
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association-CLE day
  • Overview of Government Employment Litigation
  • 2009
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Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 27
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Covington Employment and labor Lawyer Shane Christian Sidebottom
Shane Christian Sidebottom
Employment and labor Attorney
Covington, KY
Licensed for 22 years