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Kenneth L. Sheppard Jr.

Kenneth L. Sheppard Jr.

Ohio Bankruptcy Attorney and Tax Lawyer
  • Bankruptcy, Tax Law, Foreclosure Defense
  • Ohio
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Summary

Kenneth L. Sheppard, Jr. is the President and Owner of Sheppard Law Offices, Co., L.P.A.

Kenneth graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History. While at Ohio Northern, Ken was a member of three honor societies and two national mock trial teams. He then entered Ohio Northern University Law School and graduated in 1999 with a Juris Doctor degree. After law school, Mr. Sheppard earned his LL.M. (Master's Degree) in Taxation from the University of Denver in 2000.

Attorney Sheppard is admitted to practice law in Ohio. He is also licensed in U.S. Tax Court as well as both U.S. District Courts of Ohio (Northern and Southern). He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Akron Bar Association, and Stark County Bar Association. Kenneth is also a member of the Credit Education Coalition and the Better Business Bureau. Mr. Sheppard is a referral attorney for both Hyatt Legal Services and ARAG.

Prior to opening Sheppard Law Offices, Kenneth was the Director of Advanced Planning for a prestigious national wealth management firm. Mr. Sheppard opened his law practice in 2005. Ken's law practice is concentrated primarily in the areas of bankruptcy and taxation. Mr. Sheppard has handled many Chapter 7 and 13 consumer bankruptcy cases, providing financial relief to individuals and small business owners in central and northeast Ohio. Throughout the entire state of Ohio and across the country, Mr. Sheppard has helped his tax clients resolve their federal and state income, employment, and sales tax problems.

Sheppard Law Offices' mission is to provide the highest quality of legal and tax services to its clients and the community while upholding an exceptional standard of ethical and professional conduct.

Kenneth also enjoys the outdoors. Ken and his father travel to various fishing hot spots across the country annually.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Tax Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
Additional Practice Area
  • Chapter 7 & Chapter 13
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Bankruptcy and Tax Lawyer Ken Sheppard provides free initial consultations.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept cash, checks, and money orders from all clients. We accept credit cards from all clients except bankruptcy clients. We accept debit cards from all clients.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    All cases - initial retainer - $300 (which is part of the overall attorney fees) Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Fixed Fee + $335 filing fee, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy - Fixed Fee + $310 filing fee (portion of attorney fees are deferred and included as part of the payment plan) Debtor Education - per debtor - $25 - paid directly to service provider, not Attorney Sheppard. Credit Report Download - $50 per Debtor. Hourly Rate - non-tax cases: $225.00 Hourly Rate - tax cases: $300.00. Mr. Sheppard will fully discuss all costs and expenses with you at the free initial consultation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
President & Owner
Sheppard Law Offices, Co., L.P.A.
- Current
Practice concentrated in bankruptcy and taxation. Discusses prospective clients debt and tax issues at free initial consultation. Provides legal advice and recommendations regarding filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies and steps to take to resolve IRS tax problems.
Education
University of Denver
LL.M. | Taxation
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Honors: 4.0 GPA - Spring Quarter
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Ohio Northern University
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Poverty Law Book Award
Activities: Student Bar Association President
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Ohio Northern University
B.A. | Political Science & History
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Honors: 3 Honoraries: Hisotry, Political Science, and Criminal Justice
Activities: Outstanding Attorney Award Member of 2 National Mock Trial Teams
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Graduate Tax Program Deans List
University of Denver
Professional Associations
Licking County Bar Association
Member
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Knox County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Credit Education Coalition
Member
- Current
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Ohio State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
What Does Ohio's New Tax Deadline Mean for You?
Sheppard Law Offices, Co., L.P.A.
How Can a Tax Lawyer in Ohio Help Me?
Sheppard Law Offices, Co., L.P.A.
10 Expenses You Can Write Off For Your Small Business
Sheppard Law Offices, Co., L.P.A.
How to Write Off a Home Office in Ohio
Sheppard Law Offices, Co., L.P.A.
3 Ways Filling for Bankruptcy Can Save Your Finances
Sheppard Law Offices, Co., L.P.A.
Speaking Engagements
Ethics in Estate Planning , Columbus, Ohio
National Business Institute
Reviewed several recent decisions and opinions related to self-dealing cases throughout the United States.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
15 Questions Answered

Q. I’m afraid of filing bankruptcy. What happens if it’s not approved?
A: I understand your fear. Good news is that an experienced Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy lawyer will be able to share with you the pros and cons of each type of bankruptcy. Chapter 7 and 13 are similar but different. You need to know what would happen given your specific facts. I hope this helps a little bit.
Q. What form do I file to release a judgement after bankruptcy? I live in Ohio
A: This is going to be an issue for reopening your case and then filing a motion to avoid judicial lien. This is the most common way to address this issue. You should seek your bankruptcy attorney's assistance or hire other counsel to help you. Probably a difficult task to take on yourself.
Q. What questions will I be asked by the trustee at a Chapter 7 361(a) hearing?
A: I believe you meant 341(a) hearing. Section 361 of the bankruptcy code deals with adequate protection payments. At the Meeting of Creditors (aka 341 the Meeting of Creditors) the chapter 7 trustee will ask questions regarding your petition and schedules you previously submitted. For example, the trustee verifies that you included all of your assets and all of your debts. They review your contact information and employment information. They ask questions such as whether you have paid back any relatives in the past year, taken any recent cash advances or if you paid any creditors in the past 90 days before you filed. Many of the questions are yes/no type questions. If you have an attorney you probably have gone over the type of questions the trustee will ask. Hope this helps.
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Contact & Map
Columbus (Downtown), Ohio Bankruptcy Lawyer & Tax Attorney Office
35 E Gay St #515
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: (614) 929-5183
Fax: (614) 882-6750
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Hilliard, Ohio Bankruptcy Lawyer & Tax Attorney
3535 Fishinger Blvd
Suite 190
Hilliard, OH 43026
Telephone: (614) 523-3106
Fax: (614) 882-6750
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Canton, Ohio Bankruptcy Attorney & Tax Lawyer Office
Belden Village Tower, Suite 200
4450 Belden Village Street, N.W.
Canton, OH 44718
Telephone: (330) 409-2876
Fax: (330) 493-9636
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Akron, Ohio Bankruptcy Attorney & Tax Lawyer
575 White Pond Drive
Suite C
Akron, OH 44313
Telephone: (330) 835-4003
Fax: (330) 835-4019
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Newark, Ohio Bankruptcy Lawyer and Tax Attorney Office
843 N. 21st Street
Suite 108
Newark, OH 43055
Telephone: (740) 345-7138
Fax: (740) 345-0232
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Mt. Vernon, Ohio Bankruptcy Attorney & Tax Lawyer Office
11 West Gambier Street
Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
Telephone: (740) 392-0404
Fax: (740) 345-0232
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed