Jeff is a fifth generation resident of Mason County. He has been a member of the St. Patrick Church in Maysville since birth and is an un-apologetic pro-life supporter. He grew up on East Second Street in Maysville and is the 8th of 10 children of the late John and Libby Schumacher. He is married to Stephanie Gantley Schumacher and they have 6 children: Jack and Emma Gallenstein and Anna, Grace, Peyton, and Maggie Schumacher. His children range in age from 24 to 8 and he is fully aware of the challenges facing parents raising teenagers and adolescents in this day and age.
Schumacher is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. Since completing law school in 1992 his law practice has been located at 217 Wall Street in Maysville. HE was fortunate to be in practice first with the late John W. McNeill and now currently with Alex D. Smith. Jeff’s law career now spans 30 years, and he has represented clients in Bracken, Fleming, and Mason counties on numerous issues including divorce, child custody, criminal cases, contracts, real estate, wills & trusts, civil litigation, and a myriad of other legal issues.
Jeff Schumacher was appointed by Governor Matt Bevin to serve as the District Court Judge for the 19th Judicial District and completed the unexpired term of the late Judge Frank McCartney. According to the record of the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts, in that role Schumacher handled 687 felony criminal cases and 1,311 misdemeanor criminal cases during his tenure as judge. During this time he also managed juvenile, civil and probate court dockets.
Jeff has held a variety of positions during his law career, most notably:
- served as the Assistant Mason County Attorney for 9 years, working for John Estill
- served as Master Commissioner of the Mason Circuit Court for 4 years under Judge John McNeill
- served as Master Commissioner of the Mason Circuit Court for 11 years under Judge Stockton Wood
- Served as Trial Commissioner of the Mason District Court for 7 years under Judge Todd Walton and Judge Frank McCartney