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Thomas Michael Shepherd

Thomas Michael Shepherd

Practice areas:

Business, Corporate & Incorporation, Employment & Labor, Contracts & Agreements, Intellectual Property

About Me


With over fourteen years of accounting and legal experience, attorney Thomas M. Shepherd is uniquely positioned to solve all the legal needs of small to medium-sized businesses.


 


A Business, Employment and Corporate Attorney, Mr. Shepherd advises clients on business contracts, litigation avoidance, sale of business and corporate structuring, employment law, intellectual property protection and restrictive covenants. He also represents businesses in disputes arising from breach of contract, breach of non-compete and non-solicitation covenants, employment discrimination, theft of trade secrets, and ownership/partnership disputes.


 


The early years of Mr. Shepherd’s career was spent at a prominent business litigation, corporate transactional, and employment law firm located in Buckhead, Georgia. After several years, Mr. Shepherd left to serve as General Counsel to National ID Recovery, LLC, an Atlanta-based technology firm that serves over 20 million Americans. Mr. Shepherd then started Shepherd Law, LLC to provide the same premier legal services of his former firm but at a fraction of the cost.


 


Mr. Shepherd grew up in Atlanta, obtaining a Bachelor in Business Administration from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Majoring in Business Management, Mr. Shepherd concentrated his studies on entrepreneurship and small business development. During this time, Mr. Shepherd won several awards, including “Best New Venture” in the Robinson College of Business’s Entrepreneurship New Venture Competition. Additionally, Mr. Shepherd won the Robinson College of Business’s Strategic Management Capstone Competition, and placed first overall in the B.B.A. program’s graduation exit exam.


 


Before law school, Mr. Shepherd worked as an accountant for Lifestyle Communities, Inc., a small residential development and construction company. His accounting responsibilities include general ledger auditing and management, accounts payable, invoicing, job costs, and budgeting. Mr. Shepherd also conducted worker’s compensation and general liability audits, as well as managed and audited homeowners’ associations.


 


Mr. Shepherd received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from California Western School of Law, located in San Diego, California. While there, Mr. Shepherd was on the Dean’s List and served as an elected representative to the American Bar Association. Mr. Shepherd also won several oral argument competitions and competed in moot court.Tom lives with his wife in the Garden Hills neighborhood located in Buckhead, Georgia.



 

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Languages Spoken: Italian

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Business: 35%
    10 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
    10 years
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
    10 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
    10 years
  5. Intellectual Property: 10%
    9 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Douglas Christopher Lambert

    Tom is a very intelligent and experienced attorney in the field of business law. He has a very pleasant and professional personality. I would highly recommend him for anyone starting up a new business or running an existing business.

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    Douglas Lambert Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Susan G. Miller

    I endorse this lawyer. Tom is extremely knowledgeable! He also has the ability to explain complex legalese into language that clients can understand. He is passionate and unafraid of the courtroom. I have so much confidence in Tom that I have referred my own family members to him.

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    Susan Miller Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Shepherd Law, LLC

1180 West Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 2450
Atlanta, GA, 30309

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200607/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Dean's ListCalifornia Western School of Law2005
Dean's ListCalifornia Western School of Law2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerShepherd Law, LLC2009 - Present
General CounselNational ID Recovery, LLC2008 - 2010
Associate AttorneyThompson Law, LLC2006 - 2009
AccountantLifestyle Communities, Inc.1998 - 2003

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Georgia, Corporate Counsel Law SectionN/A2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A2006 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Labor and Employment Law SectionN/A2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Daughtery & Holden v. The Guardian Pest ControlJury Verdict in favor of Plaintiffs

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)The Essentials of Drafting Contract Boilerplate2010
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)Choosing the Proper Corporate Entity2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western (San Diego)LawJuris Doctor2006
Georgia State UniversityBusiness ManagementBBA Business Administration2003

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Quarterly MeetingChanges to Georgia Non-Compete Law2011
Peachtree Business ConnectionsLitigation Defense & Avoidance for Employers2011
North Metro Career CenterUnemployment Benefits Appeals for Employers2011
Ashford Advisors Training SeminarStarting a New Business - Personal Asset Protection2011
Nuts & Bolts of Employment LawThe Essentials of Drafting Contract Boilerplate2010
City Club ConsortiumAvoiding the Legal Pitfalls of Starting a New Business2010
Nuts & Bolts of Business LawChoosing the Proper Corporate Entity2009
Building Council MeetingMass Layoffs and Federal WARN Act Compliance2007