Mr. Shepard, practices in the areas of criminal defense and Social Security-Disability. Over the course of his career he has handled thousands of criminal cases ranging from Disorderly Conduct to First Degree Murder. Additionally, Mr. Shepard has helping hundreds of people receive the Social Security-Disability benefits they deserve. •President, Bay County Criminal Defense Bar (2011-Present) •President, Bay County Bar Association (2007-2010) •Member, 14th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee (2013) •Member, Law Related Education Committee of the Florida Bar (2003-2009) •Bencher, St. Andrews Bay Inns of Court •Member, Criminal Justice Section, American Bar Association •Member, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers •Recipient, Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award ( 2011) •Featured as "One to Watch" by Bay Life Magazine •Featured as one of "The New Vanguard: The Smart & Savvy" by Panama City Living Magazine •Member, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels •Legal Commentator: •- WMBB/News-13 (ABC) •- WJHG/News Channel 7 (NBC) •- Law Call, a live weekly call-in show •Former Assistant State Attorney
The Florida Bar, 2000
United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2004
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2004.
Juris Doctor, Florida State University College of Law, 2000
Bachelor of Arts, University of Arizona, 1993
Prior to law school Mr. Shepard worked as a political consultant for a national political committee and respective United States Senate candidates in Washington, DC. Additionally, Mr. Shepard served in the Washington, DC based political affairs office of Astrum International, the parent company of Samsonite, Culligan International and the 500 Fashion Group.