I practice in the area of Family Law where I have successfully represented families since 2005. I joined Udall Shumway PLC in 2005. Prior to becoming a lawyer, I worked as a Paralegal in the family law area for seven years until 2001. In 2002, I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. My degree in psychology has served her well in understanding the emotional difficulties my client’s experience during their family law cases.
I graduated from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas in May 2005. While attending law school, I was a student editor for the American Bar Association Family Law Quarterly Bar Journal for four editions. I was President of the Washburn Moot Court Council, and argued at the Dominick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Competition. I was a legal intern at the Washburn Law Clinic where I successfully represented clients in custody and paternity actions. Additionally, while in law school, I also clerked for an AV rated law firm in Topeka.
I was raised in Tucson and moved to the East Valley in 1994. I have gone through my own divorce with children and thus have personal experience with the emotional aspects and practical issues surrounding it. I effectively and zealously advocates equally for both my male and female clients.
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I endorse Ms. Shepard as a wonderful family law attorney. I have learned to expect strong advocacy when working with her on a matter. Yet, she is respectful and works together to problem solve without escalating conflict unnecessarily.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2009 President’s Award||Arizona Women Lawyers Association||2009|
|Special Recognition Award||Arizona Women Lawyers Association||2008|
|Attorney||Udall Shumway PLC||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar Fee Arbitration Committee||Member||2014 - Present|
|ASU Parent Ambassador, Sun Devil Family Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Arizona Women Lawyers Association (Maricopa chapter)||President||2012 - 2013|
|Arizona Women Lawyers Association Board of Directors||Vice President||2012 - 2012|
|Arizona Women Lawyers Association (Maricopa chapter)||President-Elect||2011 - 2011|
|Arizona Women Lawyers Association Board of Directors||Secretary||2011 - 2011|
|Maricopa County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Arizona Women Lawyers Association||Member||2006 - 2013|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||2005 - Present|
|Video||Filing For Divorce: Who Files First?||2015|
|Video||LGBT Family Law Services||2015|
|Blog||Do You Need An Attorney to File for Divorce or Other Family Matters?||2014|
|Blog||Legal Decision-Making vs. Parenting Time||2014|
|Blog||Child Support and Gross Income||2014|
|Blog||General Rules of E-Mail||2014|
|Washburn University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Arizona State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|Pima Community College||N/A||AAS||1993|