Partner since 2005

Ben Shields

Ben, a 1995 graduate of Bath County High School, began practicing law at White Peck Carrington, LLP in 2002 after graduating from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. When the position at White Peck Carrington opened just after his graduation from law school, he was eager to move to Mt. Sterling with his wife, Aubrey. It was a move that felt like he was moving “back home.” Ben was later promoted to partner in 2005. He is the very proud father of two beautiful daughters and also enjoys golf and shooting sports.

Year Joined


Current Position

Partner since 2005

Litigation Percentage


Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice: 
Criminal defense in both state and federal courts, Personal injury and wrongful death (motor vehicle accidents, intentional torts, slip and fall, dog bites, and swimming pool injuries involving catastrophic brain injury, estate and probate litigation, and general business litigation.


Ben spends a large amount of his time defending criminal cases in both state and federal courts here in Central and Eastern Kentucky.  He is dedicated to make sure everyone has their “day in court” and that each of his clients’ Constitutional Rights are protected in the process.  Ben has tried many felony cases through the years, ranging from assault to drug offenses to even homicide crimes.  Ben not only takes great pride in asserting a zealous and vigorous defense for his clients charged with crimes, but also is proud of his ability to maintain professional and courteous relationships with those bringing the charges, including the Commonwealth’s Attorneys and Assistant United States Attorneys.

Ben’s experience also can help those who have been injured by the negligence or intentional acts of others.  He has successfully represented clients who have minor injuries, but also has represented those who have had life-changing traumatic and catastrophic brain injury.


2002 Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville / J.D., Juris Doctorate

1999 Morehead State University / A.B. in Government

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Member, Sarah Winn Home Board of Directors, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky

Bar Admissions

2002 Kentucky