About Us

About Us

L. Ballard & Company Certified Public Accountants

For over 40 years, we’ve been a part of the Shelbyville community, building trust, and establishing a reputation for excellence.

Started in Shelbyville, Kentucky, L. Ballard & Company has spent the last four decades providing exceptional tax and accounting services to a range of clients, both businesses and individuals. We pride ourselves on being able to approach each client with a high amount of professionalism, attention to detail, and care.

Placing an emphasis on quality, our firm works diligently to meet your tax, accounting, and small business needs. When working with our firm, you will have the peace of mind that your work will be completed timely, accurately, and fairly priced. 

We are members of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and KYCPA (Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants).

Our Team


Leonard Ballard


The founder of our firm, Leonard has been in public accounting since 1978 and established this firm in 1980. Leonard graduated from Rhodes College in 1976 with a degree in Accounting.

Debbie Ballard


Debbie started her career in public accounting with our firm in 1990. Debbie graduated from Kentucky State University in 1992 with a degree in Accounting.

Steve Becker


Steve has been in public accounting since 1988 and joined our firm in 1993. Steve graduated from the University of Louisville in 1989 with a degree in Accounting. 

Phil Thurman


Phil has been in public accounting since 2005 and joined our firm in 2006. Phil graduated from Transylvania University in 2005 with a degree in Accounting.


Trista Dillon

Staff Accountant

Sherry McDowell

Administrative Assistant

Melinda Martin

Administrative Assistant
L. Ballard & Company, PSC