Steven Sheppard is an American legal historian and author. He serves as an editorial contributor for Wolters Kluwer Bouvier law dictionary as well as contributing articles for American Journal of Comparative Law.
Companies large and small engulfed in complex business litigation at both state, federal, bankruptcy, arbitration, white collar defense or investigations benefit from his unique combination of facts and law expertise to develop strategies tailored towards winning client cases.
Early Life and Education
Steve Sheppard hails from Southbury, Connecticut. Carpentry was always his passion and after six years working in fitness he decided to transition into residential construction as a carpenter with our Metro West team.
Sheppard Pratt Hospital was at the forefront of innovation, publishing “Information for Relatives and Friends of Patients.” They realized it was essential for families to know what was happening with their loved ones.
Erichson is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and co-authored The Wolters Kluwer Bouvier Law Dictionary. His practice centers around bankruptcy litigation – specifically representing debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 cases.
Sheppard has extensive litigation experience across a wide array of litigation matters, spanning criminal and civil fraud litigation as well as white collar crime investigations, securities and commodities investigations and appeals (including appearance before the United States Supreme Court) for both trial and appellate levels. He graduated magna cum laude from Washington University’s St. Louis School of Law where he externed for Honorable Judge Raymond W. Gruender while also participating in law review publications and national moot court teams.
Dean Michael L. Bevan of St. Mary’s School of Law since 2014 is also an esteemed professor, legal historian, editor, author of several books and has four Grandchildren and one Great Grandchild residing with Christine in San Antonio.
Achievement and Honors
Sheppard built his career around civil rights and criminal law matters, becoming a respected authority across Florida’s courts and beyond. His efforts resulted in over one hundred published opinions including those issued by Florida’s highest courts.
He was recognized as an esteemed criminal defense and civil rights attorney, earning an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell and being listed among The Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in appellate law, first amendment law, labor and employment law, white-collar crime defense law.
As an active volunteer in the Nantucket school district, he served as baseball coach, teacher mentor and Savings Makes Sense instructor. Furthermore, he popularized ukulele playing amongst his students – being one of the first teachers to integrate this instrument into curriculums across schools.
Steven Sheppard was a veteran professional basketball player for both the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons during his long and distinguished career, recording 367 points while collecting 178 rebounds – leading him to be chosen to serve on the US national team that won gold at 1976 Summer Olympic.
After years in the sports performance industry, Steve Sheppard decided to switch gears and move back into residential construction. He earned his Construction Supervisor License in 2019 and now works with our Metro West team as a carpenter.
Steve is also an accomplished musician, serving as an island school teacher on Nantucket for fifteen years. He taught music in all four schools on the island and implemented a ukulele program in fifth grade.
Sheppard is an accomplished entrepreneur. From beginning with a vegetable stand at his father’s farm in Seneca Castle to operating a trucking company and soybean-roasting facility with 14 vehicles that transport everything from his own vegetables to coal, glass and fertilizer – Sheppard has created an empire in business.
He has served on various boards and currently acts as managing director of M Benefit Solutions, an integrated retirement planning firm founded in 1974. Additionally, he frequently speaks at national eye care meetings and provides consulting services to major ophthalmic corporations.
Steve Sheppard has amassed an estimated net worth between $1 and $2 Million through his primary career as a basketball player, earning considerable wealth during this time and still actively contributing significantly to sports culture today.