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Michael C. Shepherd

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Phone: (305) 854-4900
Fax: (305) 854-8266
Toll Free: (800) 836-6400

Michael Shepherd was born and raised in Miami. He is a Trial Attorney in the firm's civil litigation practice. Mr. Shepherd focuses his practice on litigating personal injury (bodily injury, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury), medical malpractice, trucking and motor vehicle accidents, products liability, mass tort, foreign sovereign negligence, negligent security, and premises liability claims. Mr. Shepherd has garnered a reputation for his tenacious work ethic in obtaining results for his clients.

Mr. Shepherd has a background in commercial litigation, particularly in the area of insurance coverage litigation. At a national defense firm, he learned how insurance companies evaluate claims and interpret insurance policies. Mr. Shepherd now uses that experience to help fellow Floridians who have been injured.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Shepherd served as an Army officer. During his service, he led a scout platoon in Afghanistan where he earned the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Action Badge.

Mr. Shepherd received his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He received his Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point.


J.D., Cum Laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law

  • Honors & Recognition
    • Dean’s List (3 of 4 semesters)
    • Dean’s Leadership Award
  • Activities
    • Journal of Technology Law & Policy, Executive Communications Editor

B.S., with Honors and Thesis, United States Military Academy at West Point

  • Major
    • American History
  • Honors & Recognition
    • Dean’s List (6 of 8 semesters)
    • Distinguished Cadet Award

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Florida
United States District Court Southern District of Florida
United States District Court Middle District of Florida
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Florida Justice Association

Coral Gables Bar Association
Board Member

Miami Beach Bar Association

Lectures & Publications
“Tort Reform - HB 837 What You Need to Know,” Coral Gables Bar Association, Coral Gables, Florida (June 2023)

“Child Privacy in the Digital Age and California’s Child Deletion Statute,” 23 J. Tech. L. & Pol’y 134 (2019)

Past Employment

Florida Supreme Court

  • Judicial Extern to Justice Robert J. Luck

Florida First District Court of Appeal

  • Judicial Extern to Judge L. Clayton Roberts
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