Shannon Smith

Shannon is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Kentucky Bar Association (KBA), the KBA Probate and Trust Law Division, the KBA Business Law Division, Young Lawyer’s Division, and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. She is licensed to practice in the state of Kentucky, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. She graduated from Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Shannon finished law school on the Dean’s List and in her final two years competed for Chase Law’s Arbitration team. She is on the Board for Renaissance Covington (RCOV) and sits as the Economic Vitality Chair. The Board was recently awarded the Great American Mainstreet Award – a national honor. Shannon also sits on St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s Patient Advisory Council and enjoys sitting on the Distillate Committee for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter of Bourbon Women. She was recently selected for Leadership Northern Kentucky, a 9month program designed to gather and develop leaders to serve the region.

Throughout law school, Shannon worked in various Probate courts for Assets International and for Citi in the areas of mortgage as well as digital operations. While at Citi, she earned numerous accolades, both for the quality of service she provided and for the manner in which she provided it. She was a two–time recipient of Citi’s Quality Excellence Award and was the #2 Manager for Citi’s North America Branded Cards Customer Service team.

Currently and throughout her time at Chase, Shannon coached various girls teams throughout the Northern Kentucky community and competed for Louisville Soccer Club’s women’s team.  Prior to attending Chase, she graduated summa cum laude from Morehead State University with a double major in Paralegal Studies and Spanish and a minor in Criminology. During her tenure, she also captained and competed for their Division I Women’s soccer team, leading her squad to the school’s first ever conference championship and NCAA berth.

While at Morehead, the Kentucky Society of Washington selected Shannon as their Henry Clay Intern. As a Henry Clay Intern, she worked in Washington D.C. for Senator Jim Bunning in the United States Senate. She also worked the year prior in the Canadian Parliament for Cheryl Gallant. While at each location, Shannon continued to play soccer. Specifically, while in D.C., she played for the Maryland Pride. She finished her undergraduate education abroad in Segovia, Spain. There, she completed her Spanish major and played professional soccer. She now competes in Obstacle Course Racing and recently qualified for and competed in the 2017 World Championships in Ontario, Canada.

It is an immense honor for Shannon to be selected as part of the inaugural Roebling Society Class. She’s been hand-selected by the The Metropolitan Club’s Board of Governors as a “rising star” and one of the region’s best and brightest based on her achievements and leadership in the community. This is a testament to Shannon’s commitment to the community of Covington.

Shannon has always been committed to excellence in the classroom, soccer field, and workplace – and she now applies that same commitment to her law practice. Most recently, she pursued the Estate and Trust Specialist Designation (CES). Well over a million peopleattorneys includedprovide estate planning advice; less than 1 percent of them have earned the CES designation. Shannon is a member of the 1 percent. She pursued this designation because she is committed to excellence: excellent legal service and excellent customer service. The slogan of the law offices truly reflects her approach to her practice, “Client Focused. Results Driven.”


Matthew Dusing

Matthew received his undergraduate degree from Northern Kentucky University and his law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. He has experience in both government and private settings. While attending Northern Kentucky University, Matthew worked for State Senator John Schickel as a legislative aide and for Northern Kentucky University’s Vice Presidents Office for Government and Community Relations. While working for the Vice President’s Office, he worked on a strategic plan to secure state and federal funding for the Kentucky Center for Mathematics.

Matthew has experience in a wide range of legal issues. He worked for the Campbell County Prosecutor’s Office, assisting in the prosecution of felonies committed in Campbell County. Additionally, he worked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He has also worked for two private practice law firms spending his time on domestic issues, criminal defense, and complex civil litigation.

Matthew’s experience of both state and federal governments, his strong aptitude for research, and his experience in a wide range of legal issues allows him to effectively move initiatives forward for clients. His experience allows him the ability to navigate complex policy issues, as well as complex legal issues.

Matthew has a strong interest in public policy, community development, and economic development.

Matthew is a member of the Ohio Bar Association.


Jane Hammel

Jane has worked in different fields, ranging from retail and restaurants, to the financial industry. Most of her career was in the financial industry, at Citi, specifically in customer service. Jane completed several Client Excellence programs to develop and perfect her customer service abilities. Jane puts herself in the client’s situation, seeing a different perspective than most and paving the path, which makes her a great Client Services Director.

During her time at Citi, Jane rebuilt the Future Focus program, a community program targeting low income schools and community centers. Jane helped renovate the curriculum, increase the collection of individual schools/community programs Citi worked with, and helped individuals acquire employment with Citi. While Jane ran the Future Focus program one of her key responsibilities was to develop and maintain relationships with community partners, this experience allows her to put our clients first and connect them with the best lawyer for all their legal needs.

In addition to leading the Future Focus program, Jane also assisted in dissecting workflows for areas of opportunity, gaps in processes, and create updates to ensure productivity, for customer service, electronic services, and the social media team. Jane collaborated on many efforts to increase the overall experience of clients while banking online. Jane has brought the same drive to put clients first, connecting with them on social media, offering them easy to access information online and sharing in successes with clients. Over the years, Jane was recognized as an asset to the Citi team by her peers and senior leadership, receiving numerous service awards for her exceptional customer service.

At a young age Jane began volunteering, and has continued those effort over the years. She has collaborated with many different organizations, specifically with youth services. A few of the organizations Jane has worked with are, Boy Scouts of America, National Night Out, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cincinnati. Jane currently mentors a young girl, eager to establish a lifelong friendship. Jane brings this background to the office, directing initiatives for community outreach, allowing our firm to stay connected with our community and assist.