As a college basketball player who started in two final four appearances, Sheila knows the importance of hard work, drive and heart. Sheila—aka “The Lady Litigator” for her tenacity in court—is dedicated to helping women and their families through the very difficult process of personal injury claims. She has served as the president of the Kentucky trial lawyers with the Kentucky Justice Association and has worked tirelessly to fight for injured people for more than 20 years. This includes several trials with extraordinary results for her clients, such as a 2013 auto accident case where she earned a $743,000 verdict. The jury returned the unanimous verdict in favor of the client, assessing damages for medical care and expenses, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and permanent injury.
After graduating from Centre College, Sheila received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky School of Law. Soon after she was recognized as the Fayette County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer and was rated an “AV Lawyer” by Martindale-Hubbell®. She has also been recognized among the American Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Kentucky; as Top Lawyer by Louisville Magazine, and has received a long list of awards.
When not practicing law, Sheila enjoys spending time with her three children and husband and loves to compete in triathlons and Ironman competitions. She plays viola, violin, cello and piano and is a past member of the Lexington Singers. Sheila is also fluent in Spanish and has volunteered at the Federal Correctional Institute to assist Spanish-speaking inmates with legal matters pro bono.