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Jeff Shipp has joined the law firm of Wallace Boggs PLLC in Fort Mitchell.
Shipp, a native of Grant County and the city attorney for Williamstown, previously was an equity partner at Kohnen and Patton since 1987.
“Myself and Scott Best felt it was a better decision to stay on this side of the river where we were close to the people we serve,” Shipp said of his decision not to move with Kohnen and Patton when the firm consolidated into an Ohio-based law firm.
A resident of Edgewood, Shipp has served as Williamstown’s legal counsel since 1994.
He is a 1977 graduate of Grant County High School and is in Grant County frequently to see his parents, Dr. Darl and Linda Shipp of Dry Ridge.
Shipp handles personal injury cases, as well as represents clients such as the Kentucky Education Association where he represents the teacher’s union, individual teachers and non-classified employees throughout Northern Kentucky, including Grant County. He’s also represented the Kentucky Department of Transportation, Heritage Bank and litigated numerous cases.
“I do a lot of work for the city of Williamstown,” Shipp said. “It may be small population-wise, but has a lot of issues because of the utilities.”
Shipp completed his undergraduate work at Northern Kentucky University and received his law degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at NKU. He passed the Kentucky Bar Association in 1985.
He said he did well in math and science in high school and could have followed his father into medicine, but he didn’t like the hours.
“When you see the sacrifices that he made, because back then general family practitioners delivered babies in homes, and actually went to people’s homes to treat them and then you’d see him fall asleep at the table, that life wasn’t so appealing,” Shipp said.
Shipp said he’s excited about his future with a new firm and the new opportunities for Grant County and Williamstown.
“I think there’s good things that are going to happen in the near future, so it’s a good time to live here,” he said. “I’m also eager to work with Rick (Williamstown’s mayor elect) and the new council to move the city forward.”