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Kenneth Lee Sheppard Jr.

Tax Attorney at Columbus, OH

4.8   36 reviews

also known as Ken Sheppard Jr.

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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%
    We handle divorce, dissolution, modifications, contempt, child custody, child support, parenting time, visitation, and guardianship matters.

  2. Tax
    30%
    National and local tax relief attorney, helping you to handle your situation with the IRS, state or other taxation authorities. Including audits, fraud, evasion, liens, levies, installment agreements, offers in compromise. Additional services include tax preparation, planning, estimated taxes, and a tax research service to determine any potential issues.

    21 years

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    20%
    Consumer debt relief through Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy filing as well as creditor negotiations.

    21 years

  4. Estate planning
    10%
    Unfortunately, all of us face the death of a family member at some point in our lives. Dealing with estate planning, can be overwhelming, especially after losing a loved one. Let an experienced Attorney guide you through the process.

  5. Probate
    10%
    Our probate attorney is well-versed in the complexity of the legal footwork required to resolve probate issues with ease.

OVER 19 YEARS EXPERIENCE HANDLING DIVORCE, FAMILY LAW, BANKRUPTCY, PROBATE, ESTATE PLANNING & IRS TAX RESOLUTION CASES.

I am the Owner/President of Sheppard Law Offices, Co., L.P.A. I started my law firm in 2005 in Westerville, Ohio. My practice is focused in the areas of bankruptcy and tax law.  With 5 offices located in throughout Central and Northeast Ohio, we help individuals, families, and small business owners by filing Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy cases as well as handling IRS and state of Ohio tax problems.

I earned my Master's Degree in Taxation at the University of Denver in 2000. Today, with the assistance of Tax Professional, Kenneth L. Sheppard, Sr., we help our clients identify their tax problems, become compliant with the taxing authorities and resolve their tax problems. We help our client submit Installment Agreements, Offers in Compromise and Non-Collectible Status.

In bankruptcy, we help our clients understand the difference between Chapter 7, Chapter 13 , and other non-bankruptcy alternatives, such as debt management and foreclosure defense.  Our goal is to make our clients' experience through this difficult time less stressful.  And we help our clients get a "New Fresh Start".    

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2017,2013
Client's Choice
2021 2017 2013
Top Contributor 2021
Top Contributor
2021

Photos and videos

Legal Assistant Rose Lancione
Secretary Krista Houck
Attorney Ken Sheppard Jr. and Paralegal Karen St. George
Attorney James Galehouse
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Location

Sheppard Law Offices Co., L.P.A.
Sheppard Law Offices
Belden Village Tower, Suite 200
4450 Belden Village Street, N.W.
Canton, OH, 44718
Sheppard Law Offices, Co., L.P.A.
843 N. 21st St
Suite 108
Newark, OH, 43055
Sheppard Law Offices
11 West Gambier Street
Mount Vernon, OH, 43050
Sheppard Law Offices, Co., L.P.A.
575 White Pond Drive
Suite C
Akron, OH, 44313
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  36 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Teresa | December 28, 2017
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Thank You!!
Attorney Kenneth Sheppard and his staff went above and beyond to help me throughout my bankruptcy. This was a very difficult time for me. However, Attorney Sheppard and his staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They kept me informed throughout the entire process. In addition, they were friendly, professional and extremely patient while answering all of my questions/concerns. I would highly recommend Attorney Sheppard.
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Posted by Wes | September 24, 2013
Honest, fast, reliable A+++ service
I called The Sheppard Law office on Friday, 9/20 and was able to meet with Kenneth Sheppard Jr that following Tuesday. The best part was I was able to get everything I needed resolved within an hour of being in the office. I had a financially stressful situation brewing, in which I had quite an amount of debt piling up. I didn't want to file bankruptcy, and my employer offered me to take a hardship withdrawal from my 401k account. Kenneth Sheppard was able to very quickly sympathize for my situation and provide me the letter needed to access the loan from my account; at a very minimal cost. I would highly reccommend him to anyone feeling the burdens of financial debt taking over; I feel like this one small visit gave me a new clean start!
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Posted by Lori | February 2, 2021
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Filing back taxes & bankruptcy
This enormous process was handled fast, friendly, non-judgmental & very professional.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable
I’ve always been able to contact the office and have any questions answered promptly and professionally.
Response from Kenneth Sheppard January 16, 2021
Thank you for your comments. We strive to be as responsive as possible as we know clients have many different questions and concerns that they want addressed. If we can be of any help in the future please let us know. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Bankruptcy is not something you want to do. We tried to avoid it but Bill's keep piling up. Upon meeting Mr. Sheppard, I did not feel judged or put down. His professional and kind attitude is calming. He explained the process clearly, he even gives the process and total cost on paper. I appreciate the time he takes answering any concerns you have. The office personnel is very prompt in getting answers for you. Mr. Sheppard was very easy to work with and informative. I would highly recommend his service to anyone.
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Response from Kenneth Sheppard January 11, 2021
Thank you very much for your review. We strive to do the best we can in each and every case and to make you feel at ease as much as we can as you go through the bankruptcy process. Best wishes to you and your family.
Posted by Lisa | January 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks
I thought this would be a hassle to file. Your office made everything so easy. Brandon was very kind and helpful.
Response from Kenneth Sheppard January 8, 2021
Thank you Lisa for sharing your comments on your experience with us. I am glad the process went smoothly for you and I will make sure Brandon receives your kind words. If we can be of help in the future, please let us know. Best wishes to you.
Posted by Keith | December 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Shepherd law firm
Everyone working in the law office was very helpful. Mr Shepherd took the time to explain everything to us and made sure we understood everything. I would highly recommend this law firm to people in my area.
Response from Kenneth Sheppard January 4, 2021
Thank you Keith. I'm glad I could help you. Please let me know if you should need any further help in the future.
Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best!
Friendly and professional. I am very satisfied with my lawyer(-s), Very well informed and smart. Kenneth and his team were also helpful and kind. I would recommend them to everyone.
Response from Kenneth Sheppard January 4, 2021
Thank you for your very nice comments.
Posted by Jane | October 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
THE BEST!
I retained Mr Sheppard for my bankruptcy and was more than pleased. Ken and his staff were GREAT! Every time I called I always go a response. Ken put me at ease at the very first meeting and help guide me through every step of the process. I couldn’t have found a better attorney or one that takes his time and cares about his clients like Ken does. Sharron at his office in Newark was very caring and helpful as well. This is a great firm and I highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks so much Ken and Sharron your the BEST!
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Posted by Jihyo | July 16, 2019
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Small business owner
Ken is amazing. He took care of business tax issues quickly with very resonable price. Recommand him for everyone. Recieved letter that all issues are resolved within a month and no extra charges. Great person
Posted by ruth | December 29, 2017
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kenneth sheppard rating
kenneth sheppard was more than awesome! Always returned calls just made a bad experience a whole lot easier! I will send anybody I know to him. and his sec. karen was just as great! Joan and Ruth
Posted by Janice | December 28, 2017
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Thomas "TJ" Archer
Consulted with Legal Assistant, Rosemary Lancione in the Newark office, then met with Attorney TJ Archer in the Hillard office, my case was time sensitive. All things in my favor, filed the end of October, and Bankruptcy court was December 19th. My attorney and his legal assistant answered all my questions, and were very helpful, and responded quickly to all emails and phone calls. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you for your service and understanding my unique situation.
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Posted by JoAnne | December 22, 2017
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Great experience!
I hired Ken for a difficult tax problem and couldn't be more pleased. He handled my situation with professionalism and explained options available. The end result was exactly what was explained to me from the beginning. Honest and good guy!
Posted by Melissa | December 22, 2017
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Bankruptcy Attorney
Me and my husband hired Mr. Shepard for our bankruptcy. Him and Karen were amazing to work with. Everything went smooth and fast. Great rates compared to others in the area.
Posted by Scott | December 22, 2017
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Best service and very understanding and personable
Ken and staff are very quick to answer the many questions u face while going through a bankruptcy. I hired Ken for my chapter 7 and he helped guide me through a difficult time. He was very understanding and I could not thank him enough. Hands down one of the best out there.
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great guy
He is a great lawyer!!! Very personable and explains exactly what you need to know. Makes you feel comfortable during a rough time. The secretary on the other hand seems a little incompetent at times. Turned my paperwork in and it had been almost 2 weeks later and she hadn’t filed them yet. I had to call and miraculously the paperwork was done the next day. Other than that my experience was very good with this firm.
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Posted by Catherine | December 22, 2017
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Great Attorney!
I came to Kenneth in need of some help with filing bankruptcy chapter 7. I looked him up myself. He is very kind, understanding and doesn't seem to judge you based on your situation. He explained everything to me and made the bankruptcy process go very smooth and painless! Highly recommend his services! Thanks Kenneth!
Posted by Rachel Nickels | December 21, 2017
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Rachel Nickels
Mr. Sheppard made this process easy for us. I was nervous but he helped me be more comfortable through it all. He is very kind and easy to talk to. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Michael | December 21, 2017
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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
We consulted initially Rose Lancione and hired Thomas Archer as our attorney. The purpose was to file for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy due to a house that we could not sell in Florida. Rose was very friendly and did a great job reviewing our case initially to see if we qualify. Thomas was our attorney and he put us right at ease when we first met him. He walked through the process with us and made sure we knew everything that was going to happen. When it came to meet with the trustee he had us well prepared and there were no surprises. All that we met at Sheppard Law Firm were very friendly and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend them to be your attorneys.
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Posted by Heather | December 21, 2017
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Very pleased
Very happy with Mr. Sheppard. He has answered all our questions and responded to all of our concerns. He and Karen have made this process a little less stressful.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • CEO /President/Managing Attorney
  • Sheppard Law Offices
  • 2005 - Present
  • Director of Advanced Planning
  • BAREFOOT WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • RODFONG LAW OFFICES, CO., L.P.A.
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • THOMAS and JOHN FERRERO, Attorneys-at-Law
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2000
  • Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Ohio Northern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Refinanced a Vehicle Through Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Redeemed the amount of th elien on th evehcile from $14,490 to $5,074
  • Student Loan Reduction
  • Partial Forgiveness of Student Loan Debt; Reduced remaining school loan debt and interest rate; Established reasonable payment plan over 20 years
  • Save Home from Balloon Mortgage
  • We saved the client's home from foreclosure and reduced the lender's claim amount to the home's FMV. The house will paid off in full in 5 years.

Associations

  • Knox County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Credit Education Coalition
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Ohio Bar Admission
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Licking County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2018
  • Westerville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Business Tax Committee
  • 2005 - 2005
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rated for Tax Law
  • Legal Counsel Review Board
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Ohio Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Ohio Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Graduate Tax Program Deans List
  • University of Denver
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Lupus Publications, Ltd.
  • Problems in Federal Estate and Gift Taxation
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Ethics in Estate Planning for Continuing Legal Education
  • Estate Planning
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (2)
Endorse Kenneth
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken is a very good hard working and trusted lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sheppard and I have worked cases as adversaries. He is smart, professional and relentlessly pursues his client's interests."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken is an outstanding bankruptcy attorney. Ken and his team are highly organized and take great care of their clients. They are very responsive and efficient. If one of our clients ever has a bankruptcy or debt-related question, we do not hesitate to contact Ken and his staff. Highly recommend."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He has several years of experience handling bankruptcy and tax cases. He evaluates each case on an individual basis and works with the client to make sure all issues are resolved in a manner that benefits the client. He is approachable and explains technical legal analysis to the clients in terms that the client can easily understand."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"It was a pleasure getting to know Kenneth years ago when he was starting out in practice. His professionalism in dealing with difficult matters and opposing counsel was exemplary. It has been a pleasure to see his practice grow over the years. He is a model of professionalism for younger lawyers to aspire to be like."
Tax Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken and I have known each other for 20 years and professionally for the last 10. Not only is Ken an excellent attorney he is a great guy. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a friend."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I wholeheartedly endorse Ken’s work as counsel in Bankruptcy, Tax and Domestic Relations matters. Ken is well respected in the legal community and is extremely knowledgeable in the field and diligently works on his cases to help clients gain favorable results. His ability to quickly analyze any legal situation allows for effective and efficient results in his cases."
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Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt
Columbus Tax Lawyer Kenneth Lee Sheppard Jr.
Kenneth Lee Sheppard Jr.
Tax Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 20 years
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