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The staff at the Columbus Ohio chapter 7 and ch 13 bankruptcy office of Sheppard Law

Sarah Friebel

Legal Secretary


Often times, Sarah is the first voice you hear when you contact any of our four office locations. You will instantly notice her caring, pleasant demeanor when you speak to her. Sarah works at our main office in Columbus, Ohio.


Sarah provides legal and administrative support to our tax and bankruptcy attorneys, including answering incoming telephone calls from clients, prospective clients, creditors, bankruptcy court staff, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustees, and other attorneys. Sarah's other duties include welcoming people to our Columbus office location, entering data into our Client & Case Management System, and scheduling appointments and events for our 4 office locations.




Rosemary C. Lancione

Legal Assistant


With 40+ years of experience as a Legal Assistant and Legal Secretary, Rose assists the firm’s bankruptcy attorneys in the preparation of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. She is responsible for gathering documentation from clients and other sources in order to prepare clients’ petitions and chapter 13 plans. After bankruptcy petitions have been electronically filed with the bankruptcy court, Rose helps to prepare the clients’ files for the upcoming Section 341 Meeting of Creditors. Rose further assists the firm’s bankruptcy attorneys in handling post-petition and post-confirmation matters. These types of matters include Motions to Modify confirmed Chapter 13 Plans, amending financial schedules, Motions to Incur Debt, Motions to Avoid Judicial liens, Motions to Strip Subsequent Mortgage Liens, filing proofs of claims, and objecting to proofs of claims.  Rose spends a significant portion of her time communicating between clients, the trustees’ offices, the courts’ offices, our bankruptcy attorneys, and creditors.  Her experience and knowledge of bankruptcy laws, both substantive and procedural, are valuable assets to the success of our bankruptcy law firm.


Rose has been married for 37 years with 5 children and 8 grandchildren.  She is currently living in Westerville, Ohio.  Her interests include cooking and reading - Danielle Steele, James Patterson, and John Grisham.



Kenneth L. Sheppard, Sr.

Supervised Tax Return Preparer


Ken Sr. assists the firm’s bankruptcy clients by providing income tax preparation services to those clients who may have unfiled income tax returns. One of the requirements to file for bankruptcy is that all prior income tax returns must be filed before a client can file his or her bankruptcy petition. Prior to filing bankruptcy, clients meet with Ken Sr. who gathers income, expense, and other general information in order to prepare the client’s tax returns.  Further, Ken Sr. investigates bankruptcy client’s Tax Accounts to determine whether the IRS and other taxing authorities have properly submitted proofs of claim in chapter 13 cases.  For chapter 7 bankruptcy clients who cannot discharge their tax debt, Ken Sr. assists Bankruptcy and Tax Attorney Ken Sheppard Jr. in collecting personal and financial information from clients in order to prepare forms to negotiate tax settlements with the appropriate taxing authorities.


Ken has 2 children and 1 grandchild. He is currently living in Gahanna, Ohio. His interests include motorcycles and taking fishing trips with his son to various local and out-of-state fishing hot spots.




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The Columbus, Ohio bankruptcy debt relief and taxation law office of Sheppard Law Offices, LPA is conveniently located just inside I-270 off of Cleveland Ave. Our offices provide a short drive from throughout Central Ohio including counties of Franklin, Delaware, Knox, Marion, Licking, & Fairfield. We regularly serve  Debt  & Tax needs of clients from  Columbus, Westerville, Bexley, Dublin, Sunbury, Delaware, Fredericktown, Johnstown, Centerberg, New Albany, Gahanna, Pickerington, Grandview, Upper Arlington, Clintonville, Groveport, Pickerington, Pataskala, Reynoldsburg, Groveport, Lewis Center, Worthington, Granville, the Short North, Hilliard, Plain City, Grove City, Newark, Mt. Vernon, Canal Winchester, and Lancaster.

Columbus Ohio Office

2600 Tiller Lane, Suite A

Columbus, Ohio 43231

Telephone: (614) 523-3106

Newark, Ohio Office

843 N. 21st Street, Suite 108

Newark, Ohio 43055

Telephone: (740) 345-7138

Akron-Canton Office

Belden Village Tower, 200

Canton, Ohio 44718

Telephone: (330) 409-2876

Mt. Vernon, Ohio Office

11 West Gambier Street

Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050

Telephone: (740) 392-0404

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