The Law Office of Thomas D. Shackleford
224 Reading Road Mason OH 45040

About us

Thomas D. Shackleford

Tom Shackleford is the founder and principal of The Law Office of Thomas D. Shackleford, and he has been practicing law in Mason, Ohio, for forty years serving primarily Warren, Butler, and Hamilton counties.

Mr. Shackleford graduated from Miami University in 1965 and the Ohio State College of Law in December, 1967. He then served on active duty in the United States Air Force from August 1968 to May 1972  as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.  Mr. Shackleford entered the private practice of law in June of 1972 in Mason and established The Law Office of Thomas D. Shackleford in 1980. Mr. Shackleford has also served as a Magistrate of the Warren County Probate/Juvenile Court from 1972 to 1982.  

Mr. Shackleford has always been very actively involved in the Mason area. His involvement includes Men's Walks Team member of the Northern Lights Emmaus Community; past President of the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce; past President and current  President-Elect of the Kiwanis Club of Mason; past President of the Board of Trustees of the Mason Scholarship Foundation; and current member of the Board of Trustees of the Downtown Mason Association.

Mr. Shackleford and his wife, Sue, have two sons, Brad and Adam, and have been blessed with six grandchildren. Mr. Shackleford is a member of Faith Community United Methodist Church of West Chester, where he served as past President of the Administrative Board, past Chairman of the Finance Committee, and has been the Church Legal Counsel for over 25 years.  His hobbies are backpacking, conditioning, reading, and sports.

You may contact Mr. Shackleford via email at or by calling 513-398-8911.



Susan F. James

As a paralegal, Susan James is a very valuable member of the office legal team. Susan has worked at several law firms in Cincinnati since 1972.  She has been employed by Mr. Shackleford since 1989, providing legal support in various areas of law including Probate Administration, Estate Planning, and Business Formation and transactions.   

Susan and her late husband, Alan James, are the parents of Robin James and Ryan James.  She is a member of Crestview Presbyterian Church, and enjoys singing with the choir and an a capella quartet, as well as reading, fitness, and visiting her children and two grandchildren in Illinois and North Carolina.

Susan can be reached by email:, or by phone:  513-398-8911.



224 Reading Road Mason OH 45040
Phone: (513) 398-8911
Fax: (513) 398-8927