William J. Sheppard

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Biography

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.

Areas of Practice (4)

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

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
904-356-9661  Phone
904-356-9667  Fax
www.sheppardwhite.com
University Attended:
Florida State University, B.S., 1963
Law School Attended:
University of Florida, J.D., 1967
Year of First admission:
1968
Admission:
1968, Florida and U.S. District Courts, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida; 1971, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1973, U.S. Supreme Court; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; 1999, U.S. Tax Court
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.
Military:
lst. Lt. U.S. Army 1963-1965
Birth Information:
Portland, Oregon, November 4, 1941
Reported 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).
ISLN:
903782232

Peer Reviews

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    5.0/5.0 on 07/15/16 on 07/15/16

    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 m...

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    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.

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    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 relati...

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    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.

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    5.0/5.0 on 03/19/11 on 03/19/11

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

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

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