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.
Languages spoken: Italian
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Douglas Lambert, Probate Attorney
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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.
Susan Miller, Real estate Attorney
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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.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2006||02/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dean's List||California Western School of Law||2005|
|Dean's List||California Western School of Law||2004|
|Managing Partner||Shepherd Law, LLC||2009 - Present|
|General Counsel||National ID Recovery, LLC||2008 - 2010|
|Associate Attorney||Thompson Law, LLC||2006 - 2009|
|Accountant||Lifestyle Communities, Inc.||1998 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Georgia, Corporate Counsel Law Section||N/A||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||N/A||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia, Labor and Employment Law Section||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Daughtery & Holden v. The Guardian Pest Control||Jury Verdict in favor of Plaintiffs|
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|Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)||The Essentials of Drafting Contract Boilerplate||2010|
|Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)||Choosing the Proper Corporate Entity||2009|
|California Western (San Diego)||Law||Juris Doctor||2006|
|Georgia State University||Business Management||BBA Business Administration||2003|
|Quarterly Meeting||Changes to Georgia Non-Compete Law||2011|
|Peachtree Business Connections||Litigation Defense & Avoidance for Employers||2011|
|North Metro Career Center||Unemployment Benefits Appeals for Employers||2011|
|Ashford Advisors Training Seminar||Starting a New Business - Personal Asset Protection||2011|
|Nuts & Bolts of Employment Law||The Essentials of Drafting Contract Boilerplate||2010|
|City Club Consortium||Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls of Starting a New Business||2010|
|Nuts & Bolts of Business Law||Choosing the Proper Corporate Entity||2009|
|Building Council Meeting||Mass Layoffs and Federal WARN Act Compliance||2007|