Billy W. Sherrow is a native of Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1965, with a degree in accounting and from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1972 with a Juris Doctorate. He was the managing member of the firm of Geralds, Moloney & Jones until 2003, when he became a founding member of Sherrow, Schrader & Sutherland, PSC. The name was changed to Sherrow, Sutherland & Associates, PSC in January 2007, when John P. Schrader was elected to the bench as a Circuit Judge. He has concentrated much of his practice in the area of real estate and closes several hundred residential and commercial loans each year. The firm’s real estate department is familiar with all forms of secondary market loans, including FHA, VA and conventional, and is approved by most major lenders as well as local banks. He has also acted as local counsel and written title insurance policies for several multi-million dollar commercial transactions in the Lexington area. He represents the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors and has spoken at numerous continuing legal education seminars on the subject of titles and title insurance issues.
In addition to the area of real estate, he also practices in the area of wills and estate planning, probate and business organization law. His outside activities include being a member of the board of directors of The Southland Association and being instrumental in starting the Southland Jamboree, a free bluegrass music concert that has grown steadily since 2006, and has become one of Lexington’s premier music attractions during the summer months. Other outside activities include golf and music. He is married to Jeri and they have three children and eight grandchildren.
Charles J. Sutherland, Jr., was born in Lexington, Kentucky, but graduated from Tuscaloosa High School in Alabama. He graduated in 1974 from Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics where he was Phi Beta Kappa, and participated on both the varsity basketball and golf teams. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 1977. He joined the firm of Rouse, Collins & Fugazzi, PSC in 1978, and in 1981, he became a partner in the firm of Collins & Sutherland PSC. He was a sole practitioner for thirteen years before joining Sherrow, Schrader & Sutherland, PSC in 2003. His practice has focused primarily in the area of real estate law. He is an authorized title agent for Old Republic Title National Title Insurance Company and has closed several thousand secondary market mortgage loans in addition to countless other equity lines, construction loans, and cash closings. He has done title work for Lexington Fayette Urban County Government for more than twenty years. He is approved by numerous residential mortgage lenders including JP Chase Bank, GMAC Mortgage, Bank of America, PNC Bank and Wells Fargo Home Mortgages. His proudest accomplishment is being the father of three wonderful daughters, Christi, Kate, and Shelby.
Stephen L. Marshall graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1996, magna cum laude, with a degree in Secondary Education (History and Political Science). He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2003. As a law student, he served as Articles Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal, Chairman of the College of Law Honor Council, and won two awards for his litigation skills. He was also awarded the Stoll, Keenon & Park Award for Outstanding Writing and was published in the Kentucky Law Journal. He represents and advises the members of the Greater Lexington Apartment Association and other Central Kentucky property owners and managers on a variety of landlord-tenant issues, and has significant experience in all types of civil litigation. He and his wife, Jan, have four children: Silas, Luke, Claire, and Jake.
Ryan A. Schwartz is an attorney in Lexington, Kentucky. His practice is focused on debt collection and serving the litigation needs of individuals and small businesses. He is admitted to practice in Kentucky state courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. Ryan graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in aviation, cum laude, and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2008 where he served as Oral Argument Chair of the Moot Court Board. Ryan is married to Emily Way Schwartz, and they have two sons. In his leisure time, Ryan enjoys golf, ultra-lightweight backpacking, giving flight instruction and spending time with his family.