Attorney Details

Josie M. Sheppard - Associate

JOSIE M. SHEPPARD is an associate in the Firm's commercial litigation group, with a particular practice focus in construction and surety, toxic tort, products liability, premises liability, and personal injury.  Ms. Sheppard's prior experience includes representing companies, municipalities and individuals in breach of contract disputes, complex commercial litigation, personal injury matters, unfair labor practice claims and municipal procurement litigation.  Ms. Sheppard serves as a Trustee Board Member for the Monroe County Bar Association, Board of Director for the Volunteer Legal Services Project (VLSP) and member of the New York State Bar Association, Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys (GRAWA) and Rochester Black Bar Association (RBBA). She previously served as a Board of Director for GRAWA and RBBA.   

In 2015, Ms. Sheppard received the Daily Record's Up & Coming Attorney Award.  As a result of her dedication to pro bono work, Ms. Sheppard was the sole recipient in New York State for the 2015 New York State Bar Association President's Young Lawyer Award, as well as a recipient of VLSP's William E. McKnight Award. Ms. Sheppard has been consistently named a New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel Honoree every year since 2013. 

Ms. Sheppard graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor's of Science in Real Estate and Land Use Economics.  She earned her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.  Ms. Sheppard is admitted to practice in the State of New York, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York.