Kenneth L. Sheppard, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Columbus, OH

Sheppard Law Offices, Co., LPA
 | 35 E Gay St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-929-5183
Fax: 614-882-6750
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (60%),
  • Tax: Consumer (30%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Consumer (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Kenneth L. Sheppard, Jr., is the founder and sole shareholder of Sheppard Law Offices, which has offices located in Columbus, Hilliard, Akron, Canton, Newark, and Mount Vernon, Ohio. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout central and Northeast Ohio, Mr. Sheppard provides invaluable counsel and support to those who have legal needs involving personal and business bankruptcy and tax law, and he devotes a portion of his practice to estate planning and probate.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Sheppard has gained a reputation for his in-depth knowledge and the United States Bankruptcy Code, as well as with state and tax laws. Regarded as one of the top attorneys in his region for his practice areas, he has assisted hundreds of clients with finding the relief they seek from their overwhelming debt while helping many others mitigate their tax liabilities or respond to state and federal tax controversies.

In recognition for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Sheppard has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he has received "Superb" client ratings on Avvo along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1996 graduate of Ohio Northern University, Mr. Sheppard returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University's Claude W. Pettit College of Law in 1999. In 2000, he obtained his Master of Laws in taxation from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and he is admitted to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Sheppard is a member of several local, state and national legal organizations, and he has conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics related to bankruptcy as well as certain family law subjects.


Other offices to serve you:


Canton Office

Belden Village Tower, Suite 200

4450 Belden Village Street, N.W.

Canton, Ohio 44718

Phone: (330) 409-2876

Fax: (330) 493-9636


Newark Office

843 North 21st Street, Suite 108

Newark, Ohio 43055

Phone: (740) 345-7138

Fax: (740) 345-0232


Mount Vernon Office

11 West Gambier Street

Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

Phone: (740) 392-0404


Akron Office

575 White Pond Drive, Suite C

Akron, Ohio 44313

Phone: (330) 835-4003


Practice Areas
  • 60%Bankruptcy
  • 30%Tax
  • 10%Creditor Debtor Rights
Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Tax Law, Foreclosure


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Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013

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About Kenneth Sheppard, Jr.

Admitted: 2003, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Ohio Super Lawyers (Ohio Rising Star) – Bankruptcy 2012, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Licking County Chamber of Commerce
  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Legal Club of America Network Attorney
  • Columbus Young Professional Club
  • Former Pre-Paid Legal Services Referral Attorney
  • Hyatt Legal Services Attorney
  • ARAG Network Attorney
  • Workplace Benefits Legal Network Attorney
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Credit Education Coalition
  • Knox County Bar Association
  • Westerville Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Licking County Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • The State of Ohio Supreme Court, 2003
  • United States Tax Court
  • Member, Akron Bar Association, 2020
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association (member since 2017), 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Ethics in Estate Planning for Continuing Legal Education, Lecturer, National Business Institute, 2008
  • Legal Marketing, Columbus Bar Association, Guest Lecturer, Legal Marketing, 2008
  • General Legal issues for seniors, Guest Lecturer, Moving Forward Seniors Networking Group, 2009


  • IRS Offer in Compromise - $155,000 federal income tax liability reduced to $500 per month payment for 24 months (i.e. $12,000), 2018


  • Ohio Bankruptcy Attorney Ken Sheppard, Jr. discusses what options you have if you have a judgement against you already from a lawsuit or are facing a new lawsuit. The discussion also includes the impact of filing for bankruptcy and the effect of the automatic stay on the lawsuit., Lawsuits, Judgements, and Filing Bankruptcy in Ohio, 2014
  • Ohio Bankruptcy Attorney Ken Sheppard, Jr. discusses how IRS Income Tax Refunds are handled in an Ohio Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, and the possibility of keeping your refund., Ohio Bankruptcy & Income Tax Refunds, 2015


  • This months blog contains 2013 tax preparation tips, tax filing information, and information about utilizing a tax refund to pay for the cost of filing Chapter 7 or Ch 13 Bankruptcies., Debt Relief News & Tax Tips, Bankruptcy, Filing Chapter 13, Filing Chapter 7, Tax Attorney, Tax Lawyer, Tax Preparation, Taxation

Educational Background:

  • B.A. in Political Science and History, Ohio Northern University, 1996
  • LL.M. in Taxation, The University of Denver Graduate Tax Program, 2000
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Office Location for Kenneth L. Sheppard, Jr.

35 E Gay St
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-929-5183

Fax: 614-882-6750

Kenneth L. Sheppard, Jr.:

Last Updated: 5/28/2020

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