Advising You With The Experience and Compassion You Deserve

When complicated legal matters develop, many factors may fight for your attention. You may need to address emotional, mental and financial problems as well. It can be overwhelming to juggle these concerns while you carry out your daily responsibilities. Which issue should you tackle first? What can you do to create a better future for yourself and your loved ones?

At Wilson, Stavros, Rowsey & Thomas, our legal team can help you answer these questions and others. We have been identifying straightforward solutions for our clients for over 25 years. Although our attorneys have assisted thousands of clients, they are personally invested in each case.

Throughout the region, our lawyers are well-known for their commitment to clients. Our dedication and accessibility are two reasons our satisfied clients refer our firm to their friends. When legal conflicts have threatened their well-being, they benefited from working with a compassionate and knowledgeable partner by their side. So can you.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Family Law
  • Child Custody And Visitation
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate, Estate Administration, Wills And Estate Planning

When you meet us at our Ashland office, we will take the time to explain your options and expected outcomes. It is vital that you are comfortable with the decisions you will be making. We aim to achieve a favorable result so that you and your loved ones can look to the future with hope, not anxiety. Call 606-324-5131 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Sharon E. Rowsey

A partner with Wilson, Stavros & Rowsey, PSC since 1993, Attorney Rowsey is licensed to practice in state and federal courts in Kentucky and West Virginia. Before becoming an attorney, she attended Marshall University, where she obtained an associates and Bachelor of Arts degree.

With the goal to become an attorney, she attended the University of Toledo College of Law, obtaining a Juris Doctorate Degree. She's a member of the state and local Bar Associations, has a trial skills certification, and has completed more than 350 hours of continuing legal education courses.

Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky
  • West Virginia


  • University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
    • Associates; Bachelor of Arts

Attorney James P. Stavros

Attorney James P. Stavros is a reputable attorney with many decades of experience. A 1957 graduate of Ashland Sr. High School, he attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, where he obtained an AB degree in 1961.

He continued his education, graduating with a LLB degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Today, he's licensed to practice in Kentucky, Tennessee, and the US District Court. He's been licensed for more than five decades.

Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tennessee
    • LL.B.
  • Centre College of Kentucky, Danville, Kentucky
    • A.B - 1961

Attorney Elizabeth Thomas

Elizabeth is a 1990 graduate of Lawrence County High School, where she graduated with honors. She attended Morehead State University, where she majored in political science and minored in English. She graduated in 1994. While at MSU, Elizabeth was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority where served as secretary and on their ethics committee. In addition, Elizabeth was active with the Student Government Association (SGA).

During her 8th grade year and after reading her now favorite book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Elizabeth knew she wanted to be an attorney. She went on to attend Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. During law school, Elizabeth was active with the Journal of Family Law. In addition to attending law school, she worked full time to put herself through school. Elizabeth graduated and passed the Kentucky Bar in 1998.

Elizabeth began her career as a staff attorney at Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, where she learned to fight for the disadvantaged. Except for a brief stint at the Boyd County Public Defender's Office, Elizabeth worked with Legal Aid from 1998-2008. Elizabeth has also presented at the Kentucky Law Update and the Consumer Bankruptcy Law Conference on the interplay between bankruptcy and divorce as well as on evidentiary issues in bankruptcy

Bar Admissions:

  • Kentucky, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1999


  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D.
    • Law Journal: Journal of Family Law, Member
  • Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky
    • B.A. cum laude - 1994
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Gamma Phi Beta, Member
    • Honors: Student Government Association (SGA)
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: English

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