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Michael Shepard has been representing victims of asbestos disease, products liability, workplace accidents, and accidents involving serious injury since 1994.  He formed The Shepard Law Firm, P.C. in 1998.  Attorney Shepard has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, and is recognized as one of the leading plaintiff lawyers in Massachusetts.  The Shepard Law Firm represents clients in all six New England states, as well as many other states around the country.  The firm works closely with plaintiff lawyers in other states to ensure that the firm's clients are well represented.  Attorney Shepard is recognized as an experienced litigator in the field of asbestos exposures.  He has pioneered the asbestos litigation against the manufacturers of aircraft and aircraft component parts, and is often called upon to assist other attorneys in such cases.  He lives outside of Boston, and is a member of the Boston President's Council of his alma mater, Providence College.


Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 40%
    22 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    22 years
  3. Aviation: 10%
    22 years
  4. Nursing Home Abuse: 10%
    22 years



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    I endorse this lawyer. I have litigated numerous cases with Michael over the last twelve years. He zealously represents his clients while maintaining a courteous relationship with opposing counsel.


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Contact info

The Shepard Law Firm, P.C.

10 High Street
Boston, MA, 02110


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
New England Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Million Dollar Trial Advocate 2007-2011Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Multi-Million Dollar Trial Advocate 2007-2011Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerThe Shepard Law Firm, PC1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysN/A1995 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Seang v. Armstrong Ambulance Co., et al.$6.4 million dollar verdict
John Doe v. A.W. Chesterton, et al.multi-million dollar settlement
John Doe v. Crane Co., et al.multi-million dollar settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Providence CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AAJ, Asbestos SectionLitigating Aircraft Asbestos Exposures2011