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Kevin Wayne Shepherd

Family Attorney at Alcoa, TN

4.3   22 reviews

also known as Shepherd and Long, PC

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  • Licensed for 37 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kevin

Learn Kevin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce, Custody, Juvenile Court, Grandparent Rights

    34 years

  2. Wills and living wills
    Probate, Wills, POA, Will Contests.

    34 years

  3. Personal injury

    34 years

  4. Criminal defense


Kevin W. Shepherd, Attorney At Law

For most people, legal issues are stressful and confusing. They must make the most important decisions of their lives without truly understanding their legal rights, which may have changed recently due to the alteration of local, state and federal laws. I chose a career in law specifically because of a strong desire to provide hands-on care to people who often feel powerless to protect their rights in stressful circumstances.

I am Maryville attorney Kevin W. Shepherd. After beginning my legal career working in the office of the District Attorney and as a Public Defender, I learned that the people in my community needed individualized legal support. I founded my law firm to meet that need.

During my more than 20 years of legal experience, I learned that the community needs legal support for individual and family issues. A large part of my practice focuses on family law and personal injury law, but each client has unique needs and concerns. I establish a close, long-term, first-name relationship with my clients. My clients know they can ask questions at any time, and they trust me to treat their legal issues with honesty and integrity. This is why so many individuals I have worked with send new clients my way through enthusiastic referrals.

As founder of a Maryville personal injury and divorce law firm, I believe in using my skills and knowledge to advocate for the rights of individuals and families. My two other areas of focus are my family and the education of other attorneys and the public about the law. I also served as the elected county commissioner for eight years, and believe in the importance of community involvement.

When you face legal issues, you need an attorney who provides compassionate guidance and information needed to make informed decisions comfortably and without undue anxiety. For more information, or to schedule a consultation with me, Kevin Shepherd, Attorney At Law, call or fill out the contact form on this website.


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4.3 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
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Posted by David | August 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job
Kevin represented me in my divorce. I came away with an excellent settlement of the marital estate. He gave me wise council and continuous support. I highly recommend him and his staff.
Posted by Gypsy | March 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Tennessee
I hired Kevin because my great granddaughter was adopted illegally in Campbell County and he was able to get everything dismissed!
Posted by Morgan | March 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Tennessee
Absolutely amazing if you don't choose Kevin Shepherd as your lawyer you're making a huge mistake! He is the most incredible man I have ever met he truly puts his whole heart into what he is doing. I have had many lawyer, but none who have made me feel like they care like Kevin does. He is determined to make sure whatever he does is 100% to the best interest of his clients. What more could any client all for.
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Posted by Matt | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family court
I hired Shepard and associates to take care of my family matter It cost a little bit of money but you get a pretty good team and it is worth every dollar. They were knowledgeable and professional. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case as it was dismissed. I will hire this firm again. The consultation was free and I was provided with all the information up front. The client portal was a blessing as it kept me in touch with the firm.
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Posted by Cally | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Kevin Shepherd and his firm are our go to attorney. The consultation was free, the information provided to us was straight forward and we hired him on the spot. From the start, all the way to the conclusion, of our case we were treated with respect, dignity and compassion. Kevin Shepherd and his team were able to get our case dismissed. We will be shouting from the roof tops about this firm and their professionalism.
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Posted by Heather | August 22, 2017
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Highly Recommended - Got the Job Done!
I want to thank Mr. Shepherd and his staff for handling my custody matter. My issue was an interstate matter between TN & GA and probably not a common issue, but with Mr. Shepherd's client first approach we were able to get a favorable decision. His office is very responsive and kept me informed every step of the way. I also really appreciated the fact that he uses up to date technology which made it very easy to communicate and to stay organized. Since my issue was an emergency I needed a prompt response; I contacted several law offices within minutes of each other and his office was the most professional because they were able to address my issue with the urgency I requested while most of the other offices business lines went to voicemail. I highly recommend him to any one in need of a family law attorney.
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Posted by Thomas | August 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Kevin shepherd is a very good attorney he is all about what is in the best interest of his clients he was hired for my divorce case and Kevin did not just do a good job but an amazing job for me and what was in the best interest of my children and I can't thank him enough for what he did for me and my children I would recommend any day if you want an attorney who comes out on kevin shepherd is the man.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Family Law / Divorce
Shepherd and Associates has helped me with my case every step of the way. I am pleased with their representation and glad to have them on my side!
Posted by James | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job!!
When I needed to get my daughter out of a bad situation Kevin and his team went straight to work. They proved there is no law office comparable to the knowledge and experience of Kevin and his crew. By the time it was done I was granted full soul custody of my daughter. They did a amazing job.
Posted by Will | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All-around great attorney
Kevin and his team are responsive, empathetic, and knowledgeable. The entire team remained aware of my case notes, and I was always up to date on how things were proceeding. If you need a family law attorney...divorce, custody...I can definitely recommend Kevin and his team. I have to think that the same level of great service translates into other areas of law and I would certainly encourage you to consult with Kevin and his team.
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Posted by Joshua | May 1, 2015
Awesome Lawyer!
I hired Mr Shepherd to assist me in obtaining a Divorce from my wife. He was Outstanding, not only in the Divorce, but also in the custody case for my son. We won both cases. He kept me informed of each step throughout the entire process through both cases. He did an OUTSTANDING Job! If I ever need the services of an Attorney again, I will not have to look any farther than Kevin Shepherd. I have already recomended his services to friend and she also won her case as well. I would definately recommend his services to anyone in need of an Attorney.
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Posted by Steven | March 7, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A attorney with morales.
Mr. Shepherd cared enough to research a answer for me. I believe he gave me professional advice in a personal and understanding way.
Posted by Pat | October 23, 2014
Emergency Custody
Kevin helped me with getting emergency custody of my Grandson. My Grandson was being neglected & I suspected physically abused, so I contacted Kevin & he gave me the information regarding my rights as a Grandparent. He filed the necessary paperwork with the Juvenile Court & worked out a visitation schedule for the parents. He is very family oriented & it shows in his caring attitude. I would highly recommend him to anyone! I firmly believe that, if it were not for his help, my Grandson would not be alive today.
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Posted by leepar58 | October 22, 2014
Kevin Shepherd is the attorney to call if you need high quality tenacious professional representation. I retained him to handle a divorce that I was sure would not go my way. The day my divorce was final I was singing a different tune. Kevin's assistant Erica Hopson made me constantly aware of the progress of my case and was extremely knowledgeable if I had any questions about my case and there were many. You'll never say " I haven't heard from my atty" when you retain the services of Mr. Shepherd. One word sums up my experience with Kevin. "Professional". Thank you Kevin and Erica for all you did for me. Sincerely, Lee Parker
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Posted by Alaina | October 16, 2014
Child Custody and Support
Being several hours away from the town where my case was being handled, I needed a lawyer that was able to handle my best interests without me physically being there. Kevin went above and beyond making sure all my (and my kids) needs were met. He and his assistant kept me in the loop every step of the way. I am very grateful for the services provided and the way he handled my case.
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Posted by Erin | October 15, 2014
Family Law Testimonial for Kevin Shepherd
I had contacted Kevin for a new custody order and parenting plan modification. There were issues from the non-custodial parent. Kevin told me up front what he could do for me, stuck to his word and achieved the goals we had discussed. He told me upfront and had confidence in his work to put my mind at ease. I was not just a client but felt cared for personally by him and his staff. They truly made my life easier. I am a returning client of Kevin and have used him multiple times, each time it was a breeze. I cannot speak highly enough of his determination and care for my children and I.
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Posted by Dave Higgins | October 13, 2014
Highly recommend
Kevin is an excellent lawyer and has done a great job caring for my legal needs. He has provided support in both the areas of family law as well as acting as our corporate attorney. I find Kevin to be very current and up to date on the law and he offers practical solutions that best meet my needs. Kevin is also an excellent mediator and helps reach solutions to complex matters that, if not managed by an experienced negotiator, could escalate into costly and drawn out legal battles. Kevin's focus is on appropriate resolution…and not prolonged and unnecessary legal battles. I have found Kevin's approach very refreshing and I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2014
Excellent divorce/custody lawyer
I hired Kevin 7 1/2 years ago for my divorce and child custody case. He has done a great job with our ongoing case and I have recommended him to several people I know.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very disappointed
Greatly disappointed with this attorney. A complete waste of money and time. He didn’t do anything that he said he was going to do. After getting my retainer fee him him and his staff disappeared. Barely returning calls or messages. Never answering my questions.
Response from Kevin Shepherd December 8, 2021
I am surprised and concerned to read this anonymous review. Here, at Shepherd and Long, we work hard to keep client's informed and we have multiple methods of communication available. Each client is able to have their own client portal with our online service. This allows transmission of messages, uploading and downloading of documents, and complete online access to their file. Likewise, anytime a client wants to talk, all that is needed is to either email or call this office and ask for a phone appointment- or for an office appointment. Zoom sessions are encouraged as well. The review posted by this anonymous person does not reflect the typical client experience, and if this person would reach out to me and identify themselves and their concerns, we would do our best to understand what problems have been experienced and to find a solution.
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Posted by James | October 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Disappointed.
I'm very disappointed with this law firm. A non-refundable retainer is, not the norm. I wasted $3,330 dollars. Never again would I do business with them.
Response from Kevin Shepherd November 5, 2018
This client hired us because he was not getting to see his daughter at all. The child's mother was keeping the child away completely for several months and he was desperate to see his daughter. Once I was hired, within a matter of weeks, I was able to re-establish his parenting schedule with his daughter. It is hard to imagine a parent complaining of this type of result. I am proud of the result that I obtained for him. Ironically, on Sept 21, 2018, he posted a 5 star review of me on Google. Thereafter, he demanded that I refund a portion of his retainer ( even though the agreement that he signed at the outset clearly stated that it was non-refundable). He stated that if I refused to refund money that he would post negative reviews everywhere that he could on social media. I worked hard for my client, and even though we got his daughter back in his life, he now takes this approach to my work. I stand by the work that I did for him.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/ Attorney
  • Shepherd and Long, P.C.
  • 1992 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • 5th Judicial District Public Defender's Office
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • 5th Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Dunaway and Dunaway
  • 1987 - 1988
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  • University of Tennessee
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Le Tourneau University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Weissfeld v Weissfeld, 2004 Tenn App Lexis 606
  • My client won on appeal
  • Baker v Baker, 1997 Tenn App Lexis 837
  • My client maintained primary custody of children, and Father was restricted from attempts to convert his children, unless the children initiated interests in his beliefs.
  • State v Akins, 867 S.W. 2d 350 ( Tenn App, 1993)
  • Client's conviction was overturned


  • Blount County Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015


  • Seminar Manual : Family Law- Advanced Issues
  • Non-Traditional Family Structures and Paternity Disputes
  • 2013
  • Seminar Manual : Family Law From Start to Finish
  • Common, and Not So Common, Family Law Issues and Answers
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Paternity Fraud Audio Seminar
  • Paternity Fraud
  • 2014
  • Child Custody Modifications- Audio Seminar
  • Child Custody
  • 2014
  • Family Law- Advanced Issues-
  • Family Law-
  • 2013
  • Family Law Conference
  • Paternity and Other Disputes
  • 2013
  • Law Conference for Tenn Practitioner's
  • Family Law Update
  • 2012
  • Family Law from Start to Finish
  • Family Law
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
Endorse Kevin
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kevin is a wonderful lawyer and excellent mediator. He is very knowledgeable and truly understands his client's needs. I absolutely recommend him for people seeking legal help in and around Blount County."
Family Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kevin is a great advocate for his clients. He stays on top of the difficult changes in our field and teaches a yearly update. clients are well served to choose his representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Great Lawyer! I would absolutely endorse Kevin, and recommend him for anyone looking for a divorce attorney. I tried a divorce against Kevin, and he did a fantastic job fighting for his client's interest and acting in a professional manner that allowed his client to get the best result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. His knowledge of the law is extensive, he is dedicated to helping people know their rights, and he is a great communicator."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I would recommend Kevin to any family member or loved one who was in search of a divorce or child custody lawyer who is truly dedicated to the best interests of his clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kevin Shepherd is a knowledgeable and dedicated attorney who will work hard to get his clients what they deserve. He knows the law and is well-respected by judges and attorneys alike."
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Alcoa Family Lawyer Kevin Wayne Shepherd
Kevin Wayne Shepherd
Family Attorney
Alcoa, TN
Licensed for 37 years
Virtual consultation available