Philip Charles Sheward

Philip Charles Sheward

Partner
Location:
Greenfield, Indiana
Phone:
317-468-2365
317-468-2355
866-958-6354
Fax:
317-467-6109
Email:

Philip C. Sheward, a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Allen County (Fort Wayne), Indiana, has been an attorney at Allen Wellman McNew Harvey, LLP, since 2006. While he handles a wide array of cases involving general civil litigation, Philip concentrates his practice in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Defense, and matters involving the Indiana Department of Child Services. The majority of his practice consists of litigation.

Philip received his undergraduate degree from Cedarville University, graduating in 2001. While at Cedarville, Philip competed nationally in speech and debate, earning NCCFI National Champion in individual events in 2000 and 2001. Philip earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, graduating in 2004.While at Pitt, he was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana in 2004. He is a member of the Indiana Bar Association and the Hancock County Bar Association. He has completed training in trial advocacy at the National Advocacy Center, a joint venture of the National District Attorneys Association and the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Test Certification Course. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and was the chairperson of the board in 2013.

Philip resides on the east side of Indianapolis with his wife, Crystal and their three children, Cole, Henry, and Eve. Philip and his family attend Village Life Church. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, camping, riding his mountain bike, watching Cleveland Browns football, and spending time with his family.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2006

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Family Law
  • 25% Criminal Defense
  • 15% General Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2007

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Honors: NCCFI National Champion in individual events, 2000 and 2001

Honors and Awards

  • Ranked Top 10 Family Law Attorney Under 40 by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hancock County Bar Association, 2007 - Present
  • Indiana Bar Association, 2007 - Present
  • National Advocacy Center, Training in trial advocacy
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Test Certification Course, Completed

Past Employment Positions

  • Allen County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 2004 - 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2010 - Present
  • Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairperson, 2013