About Our Firm


The office of Schaffner Family Law, PLLC, in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, has earned a reputation for our high-quality family law representation. Our lawyers have respect for our clients. Family law problems are often highly stressful for our clients. We are devoted to providing tough, persuasive and intelligent representation. Our goal is to help you through a difficult time.

Hard Work And A Drive For The Best Results Fuel Our Representation

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Hard work and attention to detail are at the core of how we approach family law problems. When work with our lawyers and staff, you will be treated with respect. We will listen intently to your specific legal issues to gain an accurate understanding of your concerns. We tailor our strategic representation to serve the unique situation each client is facing.

If you are facing a complex family law problem, you deserve a lawyer who has the skill to collaborate with your opponent and negotiate as necessary, but also with the strength to stand up for your rights at trial. Our lawyers have earned solid courtroom skills and do not fear going to trial when the opposing party is not willing to reach a reasonable settlement.

Tasha K. Schaffner

Asked six different ways why she became an attorney, Ms. Schaffner has the same answer. It’s about seeing justice served.

If you’re looking for the right attorney to present your case, here are three points to consider about Ms. Schaffner: She is tough, persuasive and intelligent. She is a fierce advocate driven by justice. She thoroughly investigates her cases.

Her practice, based in Northern Kentucky, is focused on criminal defense, divorce as well as all aspects of family law, including paternity, adoption, and child support. Ms. Schaffner has represented individuals in all aspects of family law. Ms. Schaffner has litigated several cases through the appeals process, resulting in changes to Kentucky law affecting families. Early in her career, Ms. Schaffner successfully litigated civil and criminal matters from traffic tickets to murder jury trials, before choosing to focus solely on family law.

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Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Modifications
  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2000
  • Kentucky, 2002


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. – 2000
    • Honors: Top 10% of Class
  • University of Akron
    • B.A. summa cum laude – 1995

Honors and Awards

  • Clarence Darrow Prodigy Award
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005
  • Life Fellow, Kentucky Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentuck Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2007-2016
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, Board of Directors, 2003 – 2012
  • Academy of Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals, Member, Board of Directors, 2010 – 2012
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • California Bar Association

Ashley B. Sexton

Ashley B. Sexton earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from Eastern Kentucky University in 2011 and her J.D. in 2015 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law.  Determined in her pursuit to become an advocate, Ashley became very involved with Eastern Kentucky University’s mock trial competition team. Ashley’s trial team earned a bid for the National Championship Tournament. Only 48 teams nationwide — less than 10 percent of those in the country — qualified for the National Championship Tournament. The EKU team was the only one from Kentucky to remain in the national competition, joining the elites of Columbia University, Princeton University, New York University, and the like.

Due to her involvement with Eastern Kentucky’s mock trial team, Ashley received the Robert Sanders Excellence in Advocacy scholarship from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. While in law school, Ashley interned with the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office and for Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Allison Emerson Jones. 

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Ashley is passionate about family law because it gives her the opportunity to work directly with clients and to help them through their own difficult time in their lives.

Ashley is an active volunteer with various charitable organizations throughout the Commonwealth, including the Ronald McDonald House, Special Olympics of Kentucky, The Salvation Army, and the Kentucky Humane Society.

Ashley is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Ashley is a member of the American Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Justice Association, and the American Association for Justice.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • Juris Doctorate – 2015
  • Eastern Kentucky University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts cum laude – 2011
    • Honors: Honors Program, Thesis: Creative Nonfiction of the Vietnam and Iraq Wars
    • Honors: Mock Trial Captain
    • Honors: Judicial Committee Chair
    • Honors: Yearbook Copy Editor
    • Honors: Barristers Society
    • Major: English Literature

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Criminal Law Section & Young Lawyers Section
  • Louisville Bar Association, Family Law Section & Young Lawyers Section
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • American Association for Justice, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section

Meet Tasha K. Schaffner

Overview of our firm

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