Law Offices of James Shepherd25+ Years’ Experience in Bankruptcy, Litigation and Corporate Law
Jim Shepherd has practiced law since 1995 and is AV-rated ‘Preeminent’ by Martindale-Hubbell. He serves on the boards of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum and the Bankruptcy Law section of the Contra Costa Bar Association, and he is a past member of the Bench-Bar Liaison Committee of the Northern District of California (Bankruptcy Court). He regularly appears in state and federal courts in Oakland, Martinez, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Santa Rosa, and other venues.
Before establishing his firm in 2009, Jim was a Trial Attorney with the US Department of Justice (US Trustee Program) in San Francisco. His other legal experience includes a federal bankruptcy clerkship and extensive consumer and business bankruptcy, litigation, real estate and transactional work in private practice. Prior to attending law school at Indiana University, Jim was a commercial fisherman based in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, working on a trawler in the Bering Sea.
Jim lives with his family in the East Bay. He is active in youth sports and enjoys running and hiking, and he regularly swims in the invigorating waters of San Francisco Bay with his friends at the South End Rowing Club.
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