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About Our Firm

The office of Schaffner Family Law 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

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.

Areas of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2000
  • Kentucky, 2002

 

Honors and Awards

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

Education

  • 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

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

Devon S. Calitri

Devon Calitri brings an impressive skill set to her family law practice, assisting clients throughout Kentucky in the full spectrum of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, property division and post-decree modifications. She has practiced law since 2005, founded her own firm in 2006, and has focused on family law issues for much of her career. She is an accomplished litigator who advocates aggressively both in and out of court on behalf of her clients. Additionally, she serves as Assistant County Attorney in the Daviess County Attorney’s office; assigned to Juvenile, Dependency, Neglect, and Abuse cases in the Family Court System. 

Devon is a member of the Daviess County Bar Association and serves on the board of directors as secretary of the organization. In private practice she has represented professional athletes and other high-asset individuals who needed to sort through complex property division concerns. Devon has demonstrated her entrepreneurial skills along with her business acumen while building a successful law office within the highly competitive Northern Kentucky marketplace. 

Devon Calitri

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce

  • Adoption

  • Paternity and Child Support

  • Custody

  • Domestic Violence

  • Post Decree

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2005

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

 

Education

  • Salmon P. Chase College of LawNorthern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky 
    • J.D. – 2005
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky

    • M.A. – 2002
    • B.A. – 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association Kentucky Bar Association

  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association

  • Academy of Collaborative

  • Professionals of Northern Kentucky

  • Daviess County Bar Association

Damion J. Sanford

Damion J. Sanford was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky where he attended the University of Kentucky. He received his J.D. from Northern Kentucky University Chase Law in May 2019.

During law school, Damion developed trial experience by participating in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial, where he developed theories for prosecution and defense, opening and closing statements, and strategies for direct and cross examinations. He also gained an appreciation of Voir Dire strategies to increase the chances of selecting a jury that will be receptive to the theory of the case.

In private practice Damion is tough-minded and develops a strong attachment for his work for his clients and achieving their goals. He will go to great lengths to ensure the satisfaction of his clients during legal matters. When challenged, Damion becomes objective, searching hard for facts and figures, and does not hesitate to stand up aggressively for what he believes in.

Damion J. Sanford

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption

  • Child Custody

  • Child Support

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Violence

  • Grandparent Rights

  • Paternity

  • Post-Decree

Bar Admission

  • Kentucky, 2019

 

Education

  • Salmon P. Chase College of LawNorthern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky 

    • J.D. –  2019

    • Activities: Black Law Students’ Association

  • Gatton College of Business & Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

    • B.A. –  2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association

  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association

Meet Tasha K. Schaffner

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