Mr. Edward W. Shepherd, Jr.

Mr. Edward W. Shepherd, Jr.: Attorney with Allen, Shepherd, Lewis & Syra, P.A.


Mr. Shepherd received his undergraduate degree in criminology from the University of Albuquerque, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1978. In 1982, Mr. Shepherd graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law in the top 10% of his class. While in law school, Mr. Shepherd was active in student government activities as class representative and as a member of the Board of Governors. He received awards for excellence in Advanced Mock Trial Practice, was awarded the Order of the Coif, and was selected to the Board of Barristers and the Dean's List for academic excellence. Mr. Shepherd continues to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honorary Society.
Mr. Shepherd was employed with the Albuquerque law firm of Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A. from 1982 until January 1985, when he became associated with Allen, Shepherd, Lewis & Syra, P.A. In January 1987, Mr. Shepherd became a shareholder of the firm.
Mr. Shepherd is a member of the New Mexico Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has experience trying cases in the municipal and metropolitan courts, state and federal district courts, and handles cases on appeal in the state and federal appellate courts. He concentrates his practice primarily in insurance defense, including construction defects, professional liability defense for dentists, physicians, hospitals and other health care providers, attorneys, architects, engineers, and accountants; products liability; appeals; bad faith claims; and other areas of general tort litigation. Mr. Shepherd is listed in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Litigation РInsurance and Personal Injury Litigation РDefendants, annually in Southwest Super Lawyers and has an "AV" rating in the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory. This rating, the highest rating available, is based upon peer assessment by other attorneys in the state.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Complex Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
505-715-5659  Phone
505-341-0110  Phone
505-341-3434  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 94750, Albuquerque, NM 87109
University Attended:
University of New Mexico; University of Albuquerque, B.S., magna cum laude, 1978
Law School Attended:
Texas Tech University, J.D., cum laude, 1982
Year of First Admission:
1982, New Mexico
Albuquerque Bar Association; State Bar of New Mexico; New Mexico Association of Defense Lawyers; Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association.
Birth Information:
Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 8, 1956
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