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Sheri Shepard

Divorce and separation Attorney at Mesa, AZ

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2005
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About Sheri

Learn Sheri’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Divorce also includes child custody, legal decision making, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, division of property, homes, businesses, retirement accounts, division of debts, attorney fees

    19 years

  2. Child custody
    While the majority of divorce cases involve child custody, there are numerous cases where individuals have children out of wedlock and need to establish Paternity, Legal Decision Making, Parenting Time and Child Support for their children.

    19 years

Sheri Shepard is an equity partner at Udall Shumway, PLC.  Ms. Shepard has represented clients exclusively in the area of family law for over 15 years. Ms. Shepard's priority is to help her clients obtain their specific goals. Ms. Shepard effectively advocates equally for both her male clients and her female clients. Representation of a client's specific needs vary whether they need an attorney to represent them through an amicable divorce process or whether the client requires a very assertive approach to the representation.  Ms. Shepard understands the importance of recognizing the client's wishes and goals. Ms. Shepard represents clients in a variety of family law situations such as simple and complex divorce situations and has experience handling issues surrounding simple assets cases as well as complex assets, business valuation issues, spousal maintenance as well as complex custody cases that may require custody evaluations or a more head-on approach when dealing with issues related to domestic violence, or drug and alcohol abuse. Ms. Shepard represents clients in divorce, paternity and custody situations, parenting time, grandparent rights as well as a variety of other types of family law cases. Ms. Shepard's degree psychology has been invaluable in understanding the emotional difficulties experience during their case. 

Ms. Shepard is an experienced litigator and also understands the importance to families in resolving cases through settlement efforts such as mediation, settlement conferences and other avenues. Ms. Shepard is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona, and a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association. 





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Udall Shumway PLC
1138 North Alma School Road
Suite 101
Mesa, AZ, 85201-6695

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Posted by Landon | June 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and thorough
Sheri is an excellent attorney. She has helped us and continues to help us with our family court related issues. She is a no nonsense type. She sets realistic expectations and is clear in her communication. She presents her points clearly and concisely. We have really appreciated working with her and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of family related matters.
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Posted by Brenda Mangan | February 1, 2020
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Very Patient, Professional and
Sheri, Randa & Karen are amazing, great team constantly updated us through the entire process answered every question and went above and beyond when we needed them to make sure I was being treated fairly by the circumstances. She represented me in a child custody case where the other parent filed for sole custody. She fought for what was in the best interest of our son and made sure that I understood every step we where taking. I recommend her every chance I get and I will continue to recommend her, They are the best! Sheri patiently explained and helped understand the process. She also helped me how to communicate strongly and effectively since English is my second language. I’ve learned a lot and I want to say Thank you Sheri, Randa & Karen!
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Posted by James Black | December 28, 2016
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The best attorney
Sheri is amazing both in and out of court. She explained the process clearly for me to understand in the beginning and there were no surprises. She communicates well and is extremely professional. Sheri was able to get my monthly child support obligation lowered and my daughter born out of wedlock on the same custody agreement which I have with my son's born during my marriage. Sheri will give it to you straight and fight for you in court.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2015
Divorce & Custody
Sheri and her staff were amazing! To go through a nasty bitter divorce having a strong female by my side gave me the confidence to fight when it made sense but she also told me when I was at risk. As a woman who made far more than my ex she was very clear explaining what the likely outcomes would be in front of a judge and speak to me not only as a client but as a trusted advisor working for me. I would highly recommend Sheri and her firm.
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Posted by Maurice | December 12, 2014
Sheri Shepard came highly recommended, by a very close friend of mine. She too had recently gone thru a very difficult divorce. I couldn't agree more with my best friend. Currently, I was working out of state. I was so thankful to have Sheri representing me while I couldn't always be physically present. The process of the law can be very difficult to understand, intimidating to say the least. Sheri knowledge quickly put me at ease. I was able to focus on my work, knowing I wasn't alone. After going thru a hearing and to see how passionately she stood her ground in my defense. I knew then, that having the right attorney makes all the difference. I was kept informed about the status of my case. I appreciated Sheri explaining to me in terms that I could easily understand. Cost is never the pleasant part, but having an monthly itemize invoice reassured me that I was indeed getting what I was paying for. I would recommend Sheri Shepard to anyone that is in need of a very good attorney. Thank you, for helping me close my past so that can get on with my life!
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Posted by Rich | November 25, 2013
Quality legal services
Honest, Professional and Personable, one of the nicest and genuine attorneys that I have ever had the honor of using, the person that gave a bad review must have the wrong person or must just be unhappy with everything in life. Sheri was attentive and open to questions anytime and I never got the feeling money was more important than my issues and getting them resolved.
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Posted by Robyn | July 20, 2012
Ms. Shepard is very organized, keeps you informed and fights to the end. She is very knowledgeable and lets you know what to expect and what may happen either good or bad. Helped with my child custoday and child support issues. Thank you
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2013
Disappointed Client
Ms. Shepard left me with little time to review time sensitive documents throughout my divorce. She also did not pay attention to any of the key factors that I provided to her and left me to hang in trial. She yelled at me over the phone and is very unprofessional when you disagree. The letters that she sent back and forth between my ex's attorney were nothing but an opportunity for her to raise her billing hours. She also lied and made me look bad in front of the judge when I dropped her for not sending my support payments to my ex's attorney and once again left me hanging when opposing counsel asked why I had not been making any payments, yet they were in Ms. Shepard's drawer even after she assured me I should not send them certified mail. Very disappointed by the services she provided. It appears she is in it for the money and not her clients.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Udall Shumway PLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Cavanagh Law Firm
  • 2007 - 2007


  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002
  • Pima Community College
  • AAS
  • 1993


  • State Bar Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association (Maricopa chapter)
  • President
  • 2013 - 2013
  • ASU Parent Ambassador, Sun Devil Family Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association Board of Directors
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association (Maricopa chapter)
  • President-Elect
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association Board of Directors
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • #10 Law Firm for Family Law
  • Ranking Arizona - Family Law Section
  • 2021
  • #4 Law Firm with 22-47 Attorneys
  • Ranking Arizona - Family Law Section
  • 2021
  • President's Award
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Special Recognition Award
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Gilbert Rotary
  • Vocational Talk- Family Law
  • 2019
  • Trustegrity Meeting
  • Family Law
  • 2018
  • Radio Interview KFYI 550
  • Real Estate and Family Law
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Sheri
Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sheri is a great person and an even better attorney. I have seen her work miracles on more than one case. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sheri is a dedicated advocate who will work diligently to assist her clients. Without reservation I strongly recommend Sheri to any person in need of legal representation in a family law matter."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Ms. Shepard as a wonderful family law attorney. I have learned to expect strong advocacy when working with her on a matter. Yet, she is respectful and works together to problem solve without escalating conflict unnecessarily."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sheri was an opposing attorney on a recent case of mine. I found her to be an outstanding attorney, and she is well respected in the legal community. I would highly endorse her"
Divorce and separation

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Mesa Divorce and separation Lawyer Sheri Shepard
Sheri Shepard
Divorce and separation Attorney
Mesa, AZ
Licensed for 18 years
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