I was born in Evansville, IN on June 6, 1980, and grew up my entire life across the river in Henderson, KY.  After graduating from law school and moving back to the tri-state area in 2007, I immediately started practicing law as an Associate Attorney with my previous firm of Deitz, Shields & Freeburger, LLP, and began developing a thriving young practice in the areas of criminal defense and bankruptcy law in both Kentucky and Indiana. By 2010, I had worked my way up to the position of Junior Partner in that same firm, and went on to become a full equity General Partner by 2014.  After 10 wonderful years, many good lessons and one crazy idea to go do it all over again, I parted ways with my previous firm in January of 2018 on the very best of terms and went out and started my own, brand new, modernized law office, the
SHIELDS DEFENSE FIRM, a new direction and chapter in my life that I'm currently writing and adding to each and every day while in the pursuit of protecting individual rights and seeking justice. 

- 1998-2000: University of KentuckyAssociates Degree
- 2000-2003: Western Kentucky University, Bachelor of Arts Degree (Major - English, Minor - Creative Writing)

-2004-2007: Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Juris Doctor Degree


Bar Number: 92020
Admittance: 10/25/2007

Standing: Active, Good



Bar Number: 27633-82

Admittance: 5/23/2008

Standing: Active, Good

- Kentucky Bar Association, Member

- Indiana Bar Association, Member

- Henderson County Bar Association, Member

- Evansville Bar Association, Member

- United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Admitted

- United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Admitted

- Notary Public, Commonwealth of Kentucky


COMING SOON to the SHIELDS DEFENSE FIRM with the designed plan of having core law offices located in both Henderson, Kentucky AND Evansville, Indiana, each staffed by rising star Associate Attorneys that are licensed to practice law on BOTH sides of the river while concentrating on the areas of misdemeanor and felony level criminal defense, DUI/OMVWI defense, and/or the defense against creditors through the filing of either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, because let's be honest, your trusted attorney should cross those twin bridges right along with you!

                         Attention current and future attorneys!! 


     Do you think that you might be the next rising star? Do you already have, or are you soon going to obtain, your law degree? Are you ambitious? Do you care about people? Do you have a true desire to protect against the erosion of individual rights and possess the willingness to always seek justice?  Are you willing to stand strong in the face of oppressive opposition, knowing that such strength must be exercised to protect our freedoms as Americans?  Are you dedicated enough to the people that you may represent that you're willing to obtain a license to practice law in BOTH Kentucky AND Indiana? Do you really want to be the best of the best and to help those that are in need of assistance? 

     At the SHIELDS DEFENSE FIRM, we are nothing but for our everlasting integrity, and will seek only to align ourselves with those individuals that understand and appreciate the great importance of upholding the beliefs and principles within our mission statement, and who truly strive to be the best at what they do for the people that need our help.  

     If you believe that you are one of the few that meet these criteria, and would like the opportunity to have an exciting and rewarding career in the practice of law, then please let me know about it in whatever manner that you think will work best. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!


                                                                                                - Kevin D. Shields