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I graduated from New College of California, School of Law, in May 1998.  My practice started in my Alamo Square apartment as the Law Office of Robert Shepard.  My practice quickly developed and I have not looked back in 15 years.  I have found that by simply providing quality and personalized legal service for a reasonable cost, I was able to consistently build my practice.  I incorporated my practice in 2008. After several years of practice, I was accepted and graduated from Golden Gate University’s LLM masters program in taxation.  This advanced degree allows me to advise clients from simple to advanced estate planning, as well translating how estate planning can impact estate taxes.  In 2006, the State Bar of California Bar Examiner selected and published my submitted question for administration in the 2006 Bar Exam.  I am thankful each day that I am able to work in an area of law that, not only that I love, but that can support and help my clients.  I am thankful each day that I am able to work in an area of law that, not only that I love, but that can support and help my clients.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    17 years
  2. Probate: 20%
    17 years
  3. Tax: 10%
    12 years
  4. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 10%
    6 years
  5. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 10%
    10 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Steven Allan Whitworth

    Robert Shepard is an excellent lawyer and even better person. I know Attorney Shepard because he was my instructor, mentor, and friend during law school. I learned first hand attention to detail and the human elemnet required when practicing law from this great attorney. Mr. Shepard's knowledge of his subject areas, his honesty, and experience make him a great choice for your estate and probate needs. In Mr. Shepard you have every skill set you need to deal with your legal issue(s.)


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Contact info

The Robert L. Shepard PLC

235 Montgomery St Ste 970
San Francisco, CA, 94104-3001


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Hero AwardAIDS Legal Referral Panel2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRobert L. Shepard, PLC1998 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Passare.comcontent provider2013 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the matter of the Antonietta Rechhioni Family TrustTrial, verdict for plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Transgender Law CenterTransgender Friendly Living Will2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of California DavisN/AundergraduateN/A
New Coll of CA SOLN/AlawN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
First Republic BankIncapacity Planning2013