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Phyllis A. Shepherd

Family Attorney at Anchorage, AK

4.3   3 reviews

also known as Phyllis Shepherd, Phyllis Shepherd Law Firm

Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Alaska - AK 40 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 45 years
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State AK
    Acquired 1983
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1978
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Phyllis

Learn Phyllis’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Complex divorce property divisions and high conflict divorce and legal separation cases. Pre-divorce planning and consultations. Interstate child custody cases.

  2. Family
    Adoptions, Domestic Violence, Domestic Partners disputes, Dissolution Consultations, Mediation, Property Division including Retirement Orders, Child Support, Child Custody, Settlement Agreements

    40 years

  3. Appeals
    Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Property Division including Retirement Orders, Domestic Partnerships and Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) cases.

Experience matters! If you are in a complex divorce, child custody, child visitation, child support or domestic violence situation, give me a call. Over the years I have seen just about every legal family law have represented clients both nationally and internationally.  I have been involved in multi-state child custody litigation. Consultations are available if you are just looking for options. 

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4.3 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phyllis Shepherd is quite simply the best lawyer in town. She is glacially intelligent, but not cold. She listens to her client(s), absorbs information, sets goals, offers insights, and tries to achieve the best outcomes for children and their families. In the contentious, often nasty battleground of the courtroom, she is the attorney you want sitting next to you. Because of the depth of her legal knowledge, her briefs are awesome. But basically, she is unique because she has integrity and values. Isn't that a surprise? And you feel honored to have her represent you.
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Posted by chris | November 13, 2013
The Best Divorce Attorney!
Phyllis shepherd is a fantastic lawyer. She has high moral standards and is prompt with getting back to you. She tries to watch the cost concerning her clients and is truly interested in her clients well being. She is always well prepared and performs at an extremely high level in the courtroom. She listens to her clients needs and ultimately strives for the best outcome possible for her clients. When Phyllis is in your corner evetything feels like its going to be alright as she is always in communiction with you and is just that good!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Only takes the winning side.
I'm being taken for a ride by the wife, needed a aggressive lawyer. She brushed me of to other lawyers, tried calling her back she just keeps avoiding the calls. I assume she'll jump on the wife's team.
Response from Phyllis Shepherd September 17, 2021
Thank you for the review. Sir, I offered you the names of other attorneys during my free consultation with you after it became very clear to me that your expectations could be matched much better with the litigation styles of other attorneys in the community. I absolutely cannot and I will not take your wife's case after having consulted with you about the merits of your case.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)


  • Alaska Court System
  • Child Custody Investigator Training Certificate
  • 2000
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of Illinois
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Sample of Legal Cases

  • R. M. v. S.G., 13 P.3d. 47 ( Alaska 2000)
  • Attorney Shepherd successfully represented father at trial and on appeal
  • In re D.J.A. 793 P.2d 1033 (Alaska 1990)
  • Adoption decision was reversed, Biological mother's rights to child were not terminated.


  • Allaska Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Famlly Law Attorneys in Alaska
  • Ameircan Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Attorney Award for excellence in Family Law
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015

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Family Attorney | Mar 24
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Anchorage Family Lawyer Phyllis A. Shepherd
Phyllis A. Shepherd
Family Attorney
Anchorage, AK
Licensed for 45 years
Virtual consultation available