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William J. Sheppard

AV Preeminent
Champion Badge Silver

Licensed for 51 years

Serving Jacksonville, FL (view address)

William J. Sheppard

Serving Jacksonville, FL (view address)

About William J. Sheppard

Phi Delta Phi. Executive Editor, University of Florida Law Review, 1966-1967. Author: "Criminal Law: Void for Vagueness Versus Common Law Criminal Libel," 19 Florida Law Review 307, 1966; "Present Banking Structure in Florida and Branch Banking," 20 University of Florida Law Review 84, Vol. XX, No. 1, Summer, 1967. Member, Governor's Advisory Committee on Corrections, 1982-1986. Recipient: U.S. Army's Commendation Medal; Distinguished Service Award presented by the National Federation of the Blind of Florida, 1978; Nelson Poynter Civil Liberties Award, 1982 and 2000; The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award, 1984; The Florida Supreme Court Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, 1985; Civil and Human… Read more
Phi Delta Phi. Executive Editor, University of Florida Law Review, 1966-1967. Author: "Criminal Law: Void for Vagueness Versus Common Law Criminal Libel," 19 Florida Law Review 307, 1966; "Present Banking Structure in Florida and Branch Banking," 20 University of Florida Law Review 84, Vol. XX, No. 1, Summer, 1967. Member, Governor's Advisory Committee on Corrections, 1982-1986. Recipient: U.S. Army's Commendation Medal; Distinguished Service Award presented by the National Federation of the Blind of Florida, 1978; Nelson Poynter Civil Liberties Award, 1982 and 2000; The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award, 1984; The Florida Supreme Court Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, 1985; Civil and Human Rights award presented by the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies, 1990; Selig I. Golden Memorial Award presented by the Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar, 1993; Steven M. Goldstein Criminal Justice Award presented by the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2001; The Florida Bar Foundation Medal of Honor Award, 2004; Mary L. Singleton Justice, Peace and Social Harmony Memorial Award, 2004. Member, 1992-1996 and Chairman, 1995-1996, Judicial Nominating Commission, Fourth Judicial Circuit. Member, Civil Justice Reform Act Commission, Middle District of Florida, 1996-1998. Voted one of The Best Lawyers in America in the following areas: Criminal Defense; Non-White Collar; Non-White Collar Criminal Defense; White Collar Criminal Defense; Appellate Law; First Amendment Law; Labor and Employment Law; recognized as Super Lawyer on the area of Criminal Defense, Civil Rights/First Amendment, Employment Litigation - Plaintiff. Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer; Voted 2012 Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, Non-White Collar Criminal Defense. Read less
Sheppard, White, Kachergus & DeMaggio, P.A.

Areas of Law

  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Appellate Practice
  • Federal Trial Practice

Attorney Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 3 reviews
  • Champion Badge Silver

Communication

5.0

Responsiveness

5.0

Quality of Service

5.0

Value for Money

5.0
  • Criminal Law

    Client Review  |  July 15, 2016

    Bill Sheppard is an excellent attorney and went over and beyond to defend me during a very stressful time. I am very thankful for everything he has done for myself and my family. Had it not been for him and his law firm I would have had to go to fe... Read more

    Bill Sheppard is an excellent attorney and went over and beyond to defend me during a very stressful time. I am very thankful for everything he has done for myself and my family. Had it not been for him and his law firm I would have had to go to federal prison for many years. Read less

  • Debtor and Creditor

    Client Review  |  January 01, 2016

    In 1994, the Duval County School Board filed a statement against my teaching certificate, and the Department of Education requested a letter explaining the details relating to a worthless check charge. Mr. Sheppard and another young lawyer crafted th... Read more

    In 1994, the Duval County School Board filed a statement against my teaching certificate, and the Department of Education requested a letter explaining the details relating to a worthless check charge. Mr. Sheppard and another young lawyer crafted the letter of explaining that the matter had be resolved. The Department of Education accepted the letter and the case was closed. I recommend Mr. Sheppard for your legal needs without reservation. Read less

  • Criminal Law

    Client Review  |  March 19, 2011

    Without doubt he is the best criminal lawyer in the Southeast.

    Without doubt he is the best criminal lawyer in the Southeast. Read less


Legal Community Activity & Contributions


Credentials

Position

Member

Admission Details

Admitted in 1968, Florida and U.S. District Courts, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
1995, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
1971, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
1999, U.S. Tax Court
1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
1973, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended
University of Florida

Class of 1967
J.D.

University Attended

Florida State University
Class of 1963
B.S.

Birth Information

Born in 1941
Portland, Oregon, November 4, 1941

Military
lst. Lt. U.S. Army 1963-1965
Associations & Memberships
Jacksonville Bar Association (Fourth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee, 1999-2000)
The Florida Bar (Member, Criminal Law Certification Committee, 1986-1988)
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member, Board of Directors, 1986-1987)
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
American College of Trial Lawyers
Life Member, The Florida Bar Foundation
Master of the Bench, Chester Bedell Inn of Court.
Representative Cases
Doggett v. U.S., 505 U.S. 647 (1992)
Johnson v. U.S., 520 U.S. 461 (1997)
Bashir v. U.S. 544 U.S. 957 (2005).


Attorney FAQs

Is this attorney admitted to practice in any U.S. Federal Courts?
William J. Sheppard is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, United States Supreme Court and United States Tax Court.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rated?
Yes, William J. Sheppard has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
How many attorneys are in this law firm?
Sheppard, White, Kachergus & DeMaggio, P.A. has 5 attorneys at this location.
What law school did this attorney attend?
William J. Sheppard attended University of Florida.
Is this attorney listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers?
William J. Sheppard is listed in the Appellate Practice, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Trial Practice and White Collar Crime section of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

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