Josie M. Sheppard

Overview

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, discrimination lawsuits, unfair labor practice claims and municipal procurement litigation.  Ms. Sheppard serves as a Board of Director for the Volunteer Legal Services Project (VLSP) and member of the New York State Bar Association, Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA), 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, and Trustee Board Member for the MCBA.  

In 2020, Ms. Sheppard was listed in the inaugural 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. 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.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch (2021), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S.News & World Report, in the area of Litigation - Construction. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE
  • In 2015, Ms. Sheppard received the Daily Record's Up & Coming Attorney Award. 

Overview

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, discrimination lawsuits, unfair labor practice claims and municipal procurement litigation.  Ms. Sheppard serves as a Board of Director for the Volunteer Legal Services Project (VLSP) and member of the New York State Bar Association, Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA), 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, and Trustee Board Member for the MCBA.  

In 2020, Ms. Sheppard was listed in the inaugural 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. 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.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch (2021), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S.News & World Report, in the area of Litigation - Construction. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE
  • In 2015, Ms. Sheppard received the Daily Record's Up & Coming Attorney Award. 

Education

University of Nebraska, Omaha (B.S. 2007)
University of Detroit Mercy Schl. of Law (J.D., cum laude 2010)

Admissions

U.S. District Court, WDNY
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, WDNY
State of New York

Memberships

Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys
Monroe County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Rochester Black Bar Association
Volunteer Legal Services Project