Shane C. Sidebottom, Attorney at Law



Shane C. Sidebottom is a 1999 graduate of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Shane is licensed to practice law in Kentucky and Ohio and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

Shane is an experienced and tested litigator. He has successfully litigated many complex and unique cases through the federal and state court process, including Kentucky Whistleblower actions, Labor and Employment disputes, Federal due process challenges, and business contract disputes. While Shane has successfully tried cases for his clients before a Jury, he has excelled in reaching satisfactory resolutions in his clients’ cases before a trial is even needed. Over the last ten years, Shane has obtained some of the highest settlements on record in public employment cases throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Due to his consistent success in handling complex litigation, Shane has been listed annually as a Kentucky “Super Lawyer” for the previous five years.

While Shane spends a lot of time navigating cases through the court system, he still does maintain a legal practice in other areas of law. Prior to joining Ziegler & Schneider, Shane represented a local school board for twelve years and he still advises local government officials from time to time on legal issues that they face. Shane also maintains practice areas in divorce and custody cases, US immigration law, simple probate matters, and he represents several small businesses as needed.

Shane is an active volunteer in the community and a leader in the State and Local Bar Associations. In 2009, the Kentucky Supreme Court appointed Shane as the 6th Judicial District Representative of the CLE Commission, where he served two terms (2009-2015). While on the CLE Commission, Shane was one of seven appointed attorneys responsible for rule making and regulation of all continuing legal education programs approved for attorneys licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth. In 2011, Shane was the inaugural recipient of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association’s (NKBA) “Volunteer of the Year” award. In 2014, Shane was appointed by the KBA President as Chair of all CLE programs for the KBA Annual Convention. Shane has been the chair of the NKBA’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee since 2005. In 2015, Shane was elected by his peers as the 2016 President-Elect of the NKBA, and is now the current President of the NKBA.

Shane is a lifelong native of Northern Kentucky, having grown up in Villa Hills, and he currently resides in Hebron with his wife, Christina, and their two children.