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James A. Shepherd

Law Offices of James Shepherd

Jim Shepherd’s bankruptcy and business litigation firm represents Bay Area individuals and companies facing financial distress or involved in commercial disputes. When you or your business face an uncertain financial future, an experienced attorney can help you chart a path forward. If you are considering whether bankruptcy is the right option for you or your business, or your are embroiled in a financial dispute in or out of court, we will be responsive to your needs and understanding of your concerns. You can expect practical, timely legal advice and skilled advocacy to help you reach your goals.

Jim has been in practice since 1995 and is AV-rated ‘Preeminent’ by Martindale-Hubbell. His experience includes a Federal clerkship for a Bankruptcy Judge, 8 years of large-firm bankruptcy, litigation and transactions experience, 2 years as a Trial Attorney with the US Department of Justice (US Trustee Program) followed by 10-plus years as a Bay Area provider of bankruptcy, out-of-court restructuring and litigation services including:

Personal Bankruptcy — If you are facing overwhelming debt, whether consumer credit, medical bills, business-related losses, student loans, divorce-related debt or lawsuits/judgments, you will benefit from our experience in all phases of debtor and creditor law in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. We will support you through each step in the process, providing personalized and practical guidance.

Business Bankruptcy and Workouts — Companies in financial distress may find relief through Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a legal process that allows a business to obtain debt relief while continuing its business operations. Jim Shepherd has broad experience representing debtors, creditors and Trustees in Chapter 11. He also can advise on out of court restructuring, which may provide advantages over the Chapter 11 process.

Business Law and Litigation — Jim’s business law and litigation services include all phases of litigation/lawsuits, workouts and mediation, real estate and forbearance, and other business dispute resolution matters.

Please contact us for a consultation to get an understanding of your situation and to offer our initial insights and guidance. Call (925) 954−7554 or email us at or using the form below.


Walnut Creek

2121 N. California Blvd, Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-7351
Tel: 925.954.7554
Fax: 925.281.2341


Downtown Oakland

1425 Leimert Boulevard, Suite 406
Oakland, CA 94602
Tel: 510.828.3008

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