Shade Law Group, LLC

Shade Law Group, LLC

We are a small firm, providing value to clients in estate planning, domestic relations, and commercial litigation. Your case gets our attention.

Firm Overview

For 15 years Shade Law Group's Attorneys have provided legal skill and expertise to our clients. Although we handle cases in all areas of Ohio, the majority of the clients we serve and the cases we handle are in the southwest Ohio counties of Warren, Butler, Hamilton, Clermont, and Montgomery. We can serve your legal needs in a variety of matters such as family or domestic relations law, juvenile law, estate planning, and estate administration (probate), business formation and representation, personal injury or wrongful death, medical malpractice, employment disputes, consumer protection, product liability, other civil disputes, and criminal and DUI defense.

It is the mission of Shade Law Group, LLC. to provide you, the client, with the best possible outcome for your matter and to make you feel comfortable and informed about the legal process. We provide our services in a comfortable, relaxed environment. We provide clear explanations and expectations about the cost of our services. We give you information your rights and responsibilities and the options for your particular matter. As a small, client-oriented firm, we provide convenient access to clients, in and out of normal business hours. We continue to frequently and openly communicate progress throughout your case and answer your questions and concerns. We know how taxing and even scary the legal process can be. So even though achieving your desired result may be the most important service we provide, making the legal process as comfortable and stress free for you is often just as important.
Main Office
Main Office
5181 Natorp Blvd., Suite 110
Mason  OH  45040
  • 513.370.3848
  • 513.360.6688


Free Initial Consultation?
Free initial consultation.
Hourly Rates
$250.00 per hour for hourly-billed cases. Contingency fees for personal injury actions.

Jerry H. Shade

Kenneth Craycraft

A graduate of Duke University School of Law, Ken Craycraft has been practicing law since 2001, after a career as a university professor. He has a broad range of experience in both business/commercial and personal injury litigation. Prior to joining Shade Law Group LLC, most of his career has been spent at large national and international law firms. He is admitted to practice in Ohio, and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern District of Ohio, and the Northern District of Illinois. In addition to these courts, Ken has practiced in state and federal courts in California, Texas, Nevada, Louisiana, New York, Hawaii, Missouri, Oklahoma, Washington, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and Indiana. He has also practiced in United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the Eastern District of Kentucky, and the Southern District of New York. In Ohio, Ken has practiced in Hamilton, Clermont, Warren, and Clinton Counties, before both trial and appellate courts.

Ken's work at Shade Law Group LLC involves helping clients to resolve problems and disputes as efficiently and with as little stress and expense as possible. He is committed to civility and collegiality in civil litigation, keeping in mind that few people want to sue or be sued, but that some disputes cannot otherwise be resolved. Ken will be happy to discuss your business dispute, domestic relations, or estate planning matter to help you understand your rights.

Prior to his law career, Ken was a university professor, teaching Moral Theology at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology from Boston College, as well as master's degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Christian University. While a graduate student at Boston College, he taught undergraduates in the cross-disciplinary Perspectives Program, as well as in the political science department at The College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Massachusetts. His academic work concentrated on the intersection between theology and political theory, as well as the role of religion in American law and public life. In addition to dozens or articles and reviews in such publications as Crisis, First Things, Review of Politics, Theology Today, and the Journal of Law and Religion, he is the author of The American Myth of Religious Freedom (Spence 1999).

Ken and his wife, Sue, live in Milford. They are the parents of nine children, and active in their parish, St. Andrew the Apostle, in Milford. Ken is an avid cyclist, logging many miles around southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky roads and trails. He enjoys reading, especially 20th century Catholic fiction.
  • Bar Number: 0074253
    Ohio , 2001
  • Duke University School of Law
    J.D. , 2001

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