Kenton District Judge for
nearly 14 years, former state legislator,
lawyer, devoted father and husband, a
principled, hardworking and thoughtful judge
with courage, conviction and common sense.
Judge Sheehan has demonstrated a solid work
ethic and sound judgment throughout his
career, both on and off the bench.
Judge Sheehan and his wife of
19 years, Rusty, both hold law degrees from
Chase College of Law and have been active
volunteers serving numerous area charities and
civic groups. Rusty previously worked as
senior citizens coordinator for eight eastern
Kentucky counties and as an assistant
prosecutor collecting past due child support.
She currently serves as Executive Director of
the American Cancer Societyís Northern
Kentucky Office. Marty and Rusty have been
blessed with one daughter, Rebecca, a Senior
Honors student at Notre Dame Academy.
Experienced and Hardworking
Judge Sheehan served
five years as a Legislator.
Judge Sheehan has served as a
Kenton District Judge for nearly fourteen
years, presiding over more than one hundred
and fifty thousand cases. Prior to his
election to the bench, Judge Sheehan served as
a Kentucky State Legislator for five years and
a practicing attorney for ten years. This
experience as lawyer, lawmaker and judge has
proven to be a valuable asset on the bench,
providing Judge Sheehan unique insight into
complex legal matters.
Judge Sheehan has earned the
reputation as a tireless worker, willing to
dedicate the long hours often required to
thoroughly and thoughtfully address the
matters presented in our courts. His broad
experience and solid work ethic make Judge
Martin Sheehan the clear choice for Kenton
Knowledgeable and Principled
Judge Sheehan's legal
intellect is unquestioned. His reputation as a
legal scholar is evidenced by his service as
an adjunct professor at Chase College of Law
as well as his regular presentation of legal
seminars to organizations including the
Kentucky Bar Association and the Kentucky
He has frequently been called
upon to provide expert testimony to standing
committees of our state legislature on topics
ranging from revision of Kentuckyís Juvenile
Code to strengthening our D.U.I. laws.
His 19 year marriage and 23
year professional career are unblemished by
scandal or ethical lapses. Judge Sheehan's
keen legal knowledge and principled character
are attributes which will make him an
exceptional Kenton Circuit Judge.
A Family Tradition of
Judge Sheehan with his
father, State Senator Gus Sheehan.
Judge Sheehan is cut from the
cloth of a strong, honest, hardworking family
for whom public service has been a calling.
The Sheehan family name has long been
synonymous with honest, principled public
service. Martinís dad, the late Gus Sheehan,
served Kenton County for over thirty years in
public offices that included Trial
Commissioner, Commonwealth Attorney, State
Representative and State Senator.
Gus taught Judge Sheehan to
respect public service and to strive to serve
the community honestly and responsibly. If Gus
were still with us we believe he would be
proud of the job Judge Sheehan has done.