Stephen P. Shepard is a Maryland criminal defense attorney and the owner of the Law Office of Stephen P. Shepard, LLC. He has extensive experience in handling criminal, DUI/DWI, serious traffic, and violation of probation cases. Additionally, he has zealously represented clients at bail review hearings, modification of sentence hearings, and various other legal proceedings. Before founding his own law office, he served as a full-time volunteer attorney for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. As a volunteer attorney, he personally handled hundreds of cases in the District Court Division of the Howard County office, and later, the Baltimore County office.
Prior to becoming an attorney in Maryland, Stephen volunteered during his summers in law school as a full-time law clerk for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. During his last summer, he served as the law clerk for the District Public Defender for Howard County.
Stephen is presently a member of the American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Association for Justice,Maryland State Bar Association, Maryland Association for Justice, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association, and the Baltimore County Bar Association.
Stephen graduated and received his Juris Doctor degree with honors (magna cum laude) from the Appalachian School of Law. While in law school, he served as an Associate Editor, and later, as the Articles Editor on the Executive Editorial Board for the Appalachian Journal of Law. His article, “Negligent Hiring Liability: A Look at How it Affects Employers and the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Ex-Offenders,” was published in the Spring 2011 edition of the Appalachian Journal of Law. He was on the Dean's List for every eligible semester and received the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” award.
Prior to law school, Stephen graduated and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors (summa cum laude) in criminology with a minor in philosophy from Cabrini College. As an undergraduate, he served as the President of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Kappa Sigma Chapter) and the Phi Sigma Tau International Honor Society for Philosophy (Beta Chapter). For nearly a year, he interned part-time at the Montgomery County Office of the District Attorney in the Major Crimes Unit. He was also an active student participant in the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program.
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The level of service that Stephen Shepard provides to his clients is truly remarkable. His thorough preparation of cases, excellent organization, and attention to detail all contribute to a great practice, the cornerstone of which is client service. His willingness to take extra steps for clients demonstrates his pursuit of perfection in representation. I highly recommend Mr. Shepard as an attorney.
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Stephen is an attorney dedicated to his profession. I recommend him for any criminal or related matters. He cares deeply about his clients, and is generous with his time both to them and to other attorneys. Stephen is a model to his peers for civility and client devotion. He will leave no stone unturned.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Criminal Law - State Level Crimes||Lead Counsel||2016|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2015|
|Premier Attorney||American Academy of Trial Attorneys||2015|
|Top Contributor Award||Avvo||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Criminal Law - State Level Crimes||Lead Counsel||2015|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Top Contributor Award||Avvo||2014|
|Top Contributor Award||Avvo||2013|
|Appointed Attorney||District Court Of Maryland||2016 - Present|
|Specially Appointed Panel Attorney||Maryland Office Of The Public Defender||2015 - Present|
|Panel Attorney||Maryland Office Of The Public Defender||2013 - Present|
|Owner||Law Office of Stephen P. Shepard, LLC||2013 - Present|
|Volunteer Attorney||Maryland Office Of The Public Defender||2012 - 2013|
|Law Clerk||Maryland Office Of The Public Defender||2012 - 2012|
|Law Clerk||Maryland Office Of The Public Defender||2011 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys||Founding Member||2015 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2014 - Present|
|Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2013 - Present|
|Baltimore County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Maryland Association for Justice||Member||2012 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|spslawoffice.com||A Guide to Maryland Expungement Law||2016|
|spslawoffice.com||Understanding Your Right to Remain Silent||2016|
|spslawoffice.com||Maryland's "Move Over" Law Now Includes Tow Trucks||2014|
|spslawoffice.com||What is Drug Paraphernalia and the Related Penalties?||2014|
|spslawoffice.com||Understanding Maryland's New Marijuana Decriminalization Law||2014|
|spslawoffice.com||What is a Stet (or the Stet Docket)?||2014|
|spslawoffice.com||What are the Similarities and Differences Between a Private Attorney and Public Defender?||2014|
|Appalachian Journal of Law||Negligent Hiring Liability: A Look at How It Affects Employers and the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Ex-Offenders||2011|
|Appalachian School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Cabrini College||Criminology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2009|
|Career Day||What it's Like to be a Criminal Defense Attorney||2015|