Representation Across the Commonwealth
The attorneys at Sheffer Monhollen & Tackett PLLC are all natives of the Bluegrass State and consequently know it well. While they may hail from different ends of the Commonwealth, they have decades of professional, educational and personal experience in the major urban centers of Louisville and Lexington.
Having personally tried cases in Bowling Green and London, Hickman and Salyersville; in Henderson and Corbin, Murray and Ashland, and argued in front of the Kentucky Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals in Frankfort, the firm’s lawyers recently have handled and are litigating cases in its home base of Louisville as well as in Owensboro, Hopkinsville and Pikeville, essentially spanning the state. Those communities share many of the unique qualities and sensitivities of Kentucky while offering sometimes starkly varying differences in history, flavor and feel.
Long Kentucky’s largest, most vibrant and diverse city as well as its cultural pulse and economic heart, Louisville continues to attract new residents from towns across Kentucky and from out of state, much as the river city has done throughout its colorful history. It also attracts numerous tourists, who come to visit its many downtown bourbon distilleries and perhaps the world’s most famous racetrack, Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, “the fastest two minutes in sports.” In addition to those cultural touchstones, Louisville is the hometown of a range of American icons, from famed world-champion boxer Muhammad Ali to the Louisville Slugger, the bat used in Major League Baseball, and the classic cocktail known as the Old Fashioned, a smooth sip of bourbon, sugar and bitters created nearly a century and a half ago at the downtown Pendennis Club and enjoying a national renaissance in recent years.
Westward along the Ohio River lies Owensboro, home to world-famous barbecue and the International Bluegrass Museum. A healthcare hub for Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana, the city is served by Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, the largest healthcare facility west of Louisville. Mixing light and heavy manufacturing along with agribusiness, Owensboro has created a recipe for success that includes a regional convention center, fine arts opportunities, multiple museums and higher education as the site of several liberal arts and technical colleges.
The city of Hopkinsville, long a repository of Southern hospitality and traditional culture, is a touchstone for the agricultural Pennyrile region of southwestern Kentucky along the Tennessee border. Known affectionately as “Hoptown,” it abuts Fort Campbell, home to the U.S. Army’s famed 101st Airborne Division and its “Screaming Eagles.” The bustling activity and economics of a military base intertwine with the city’s healthcare offerings to provide Hopkinsville a solid future to pair with its gracious past.
Several hours away in the Appalachian Mountains, a distinctive section of the state with its own unique culture, lies Pikeville, a medical, educational and legal center in the farthest eastern reaches of Kentucky. The city boasts a university with colleges in business, education, nursing and osteopathic medicine as well as a technical and community college. It has a number of medical centers, a federal courthouse and the county offices as the seat of the largest county by area in the Commonwealth. A longtime base of successful coal and rail interests, Pikeville and Pike County continue to thrive today as a service economy for multiple counties in Eastern Kentucky.