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John Brandt Shepherd Jr.

Probate Attorney at Rocky River, OH

5.0   8 reviews

also known as John Shepherd

  • Licensed for 45 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    80%
    Estate Planning, Probate, Wills, Trusts, Financial Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Health Care POA.

    46 years, 850 cases

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%
    Speeds, OVI, DUI, DUS and all other Misdemeanors criminal matters.

    46 years, 2,000 cases

John maintains the preeminent Martindale Hubbell "AV rating" and guarantees the highest standards of legal representation.  His clients appreciate that he takes a practical approach and can usually favorably resolve problems outside of Court.  He practices in all Ohio State, Local and Federal Courts and fights hard for his clients with excellent results, making efficient use of time to ensure the best results for my clients at a reasonable fee. 

He is highly experienced all areas of wills, probate and estates. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

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Location

John Shepherd
2645 Wooster Rd
Rocky River, OH, 44116

Reviews

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Posted by John | January 4, 2018
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Recommendation
John, did a great job getting my traffic ticket down to a non moving violation. Highly recommend him to anyone
Posted by Michael | July 12, 2017
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Consistent, Reliable, Fair, and Smart
John has always been responsive to all of my legal needs. He is fair, honest, and most of all dependable. I highly recommend John Shepherd for any legal matter.
Posted by Livia | October 12, 2015
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Recommendation
After three years of non-payment I found it necessary to seek out an attorney for the enforcement of child support agreed upon at the time of divorce. John has a very calm demeanor and I found his empathy comforting. I knew he had my daughter's and my best interest at heart. His understanding and application of the law, combined with sound reasoning and objectivity, led us to a fair and equitable outcome. I would recommend John to anyone needing legal advice.
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Posted by Mavis | October 2, 2015
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I have been a client of John for over 20 years. With him, I know that I am being shown a clear picture and that he always advises what is in my best interest. His professionalism and attention to detail is of the highest level. His very polite and respectful manner always puts me a ease. I have the utmost confidence and respect for John. I have and will continue to share his information as a most trustworthy person to contact for any legal needs.
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Posted by Ray | September 4, 2015
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Excellent Work; Have used for over 24 years
John is an excellent attorney, and has handled many legal matters for me over the years. Because of his many years in practice, he is very knowledgeable in a wide range of law, and has a great group of associates. He explains your options in terms that are easy to understand, and always works with you to achieve your best outcome. He is easily accessible, and gets things done in a very prompt manner- it doesn't go on a pile! John is a phenomenal legal council and have I have referred him to many associates over the years. I have always received great feedback from all my referrals.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2015
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Excellent Attorney
Over the years, John Shepherd has represented my companies and me in several legal situations including business transactions and disputes, real estate transactions and even serious driving infractions. He has a full understanding of the law and a polished way about him. He is very smart, but also compassionate and easy to deal with. He communicates clearly is very responsive. I have always been fully satisfied with his work. He does not waste your time or money. I fully recommend John.
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Posted by Bob Gabele | August 31, 2015
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Versatile, Experienced, Respected...a great consultant.
Whether for a personal matter or coordinating multiple counsel in complex situations, John has been excellent at managing any legal situation he has been trusted to manage. In business situations, he acts as our legal quarterback, especially when out of state matters come into play. And he has always handled all personal matters with skill. We have the highest amount of trust in him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2015
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Excellent attorney!
Mr. Shepherd has represented me throughout the years in various matters, including an auto accident, business planning, and probate concerns. I have referred a number of friends and family members and every one of them has been pleased with the services he provided. He does not run up fees like some lawyers do but does his best to reach fair settlements and resolutions. He makes stressful situations calm and I always leave his office feeling that I have a strong advocate in my corner.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Managing Partner
  • Law Firm of Short and Shepherd
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Plan Counsel
  • Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans
  • 2006 - 2019
  • Outside Counsel
  • International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees
  • 2002 - 2019
  • Managing Partner
  • Short, Shepherd and Stanton
  • 1995 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Hildebrand, Short, Shepherd and Williams
  • 1985 - 1995
  • Assistant Law Director
  • Westlake
  • 1982 - 1984
  • Associate
  • Burke, Vannucci, Gareau and Hildebrand
  • 1978 - 1985
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Education

  • AFL CIO Lawyers Conference
  • Completion Certificate
  • 2013
  • AFL CIOI Lawyers Conference
  • Completion Certificate
  • 2012
  • Cleveland State Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974
  • Duke University
  • Completed 2 years
  • 1972
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Associations

  • West Shore Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Rocky River Contracts Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2010 - Present
  • Rocky River Buildings, Equipment and Technology Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Rocky River City Council
  • Councilman
  • 2006 - Present
  • Federal District Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Rocky River Safety Commitee
  • Chairman
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Rocky River Finance Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • IATSE
  • Midwest Counsel
  • 2006 - 2014
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
  • Committee Attorney Member
  • 2006 - 2017
  • Rocky River Civil Sevice Commission
  • Chairman
  • 1998 - 2007
  • Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court Arbitration
  • Panel Chairman
  • 1988 - 1998
  • City of Westlake
  • Assistant Law Director
  • 1982 - 1984
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1978 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Special Judicial Edition Highest Distinction Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top 1%
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • 2017
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Special Judicial Edition Highest Distinction Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 15th Anniversary highest Possible Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Legal Leaders Top rated Business Lawyer
  • ALM/Legal Leaders
  • 2016
  • Best of the Best Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Special Judicial Edition Highest Distinction Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Personal Injury "10 Best" Attorney
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • DUI/DWI "10 Best" Attorney
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Congressional Recognition
  • US House of Representatives
  • 2016
  • Preeminent AV award rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent AV award rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent AV award rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent AV award rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Preeminent AV award rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Preeminent AV award rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Preeminent AV award rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Preeminent AV award rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Preeminent AV award rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Preeminent AV award rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Preeminent AV award rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with John on a lengthy, complicated legal matter. At all times, John was a professional, kind and caring attorney. He always returned my telephone calls and email messages in a very timely manner. I would highly recommend John for your legal matters."
Business Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is one of the finest attorneys with whom I have ever worked."
Rocky River Probate Lawyer John Brandt Shepherd Jr.
John Brandt Shepherd Jr.
Probate Attorney
Rocky River, OH
Licensed for 45 years