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Laura R. Sheppard is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer in the San Diego area.  She handles adult criminal misdemeanors and felonies, from DUI to drug sales and other serious felonies, as well as juvenile delinquency cases.  She also has a thriving criminal writ and appeal practice, focusing primarily on the rights of CDCR inmates and parolees.  She represents CDCR inmates who are serving Life with the Possibility of Parole in their parole hearings.

Most recently, Attorney Sheppard won two domestic violence jury trials in a row, has three writs of habeas corpus pending in the courts, and is about to argue an appeal at oral argument.

Ms. Sheppard proudly represents the indigent through several government appointed panels, but also is available for hire as a private attorney.

Ms Sheppard enjoys assisting students interested in the legal profession.  Interns can apply to work with Ms. Sheppard's office for a semester, getting deeply involved with the everyday work of a thriving private criminal defense firm.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    8 years
  2. Juvenile: 20%
    7 years
  3. Family: 5%



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Cash, Check

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  • James Nelson Dicks

    This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney.


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Contact info

Law Office of Laura Sheppard

PO Box 5763
San Diego, CA, 92165


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Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/AN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
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University of San Diego School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Gonzaga UniversityN/AN/AN/A