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Courtney L. Shepard

Certified Specialist - Family Law, SuperLawyer
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Board Certified Family Law Specialist

Courtney Shepard is an aggressive and passionate advocate for her clients. She exclusively practices family law and has been declared a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

She has successfully litigated cases involving issues of child custody, child support, same sex marriages, spousal support, and attorney fees, and recently completed a nationally-recognized Trial Advocacy program which focused extensively on the litigation of child custody, support and complex business matters.

Ms. Shepard is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association.

Background & Education

Ms. Shepard graduated from UCLA, where she majored in political science with a business specialization. She earned her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Whittier Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review, a Dean's List honoree and a fellow in the Center for Children's Rights where she received a scholarship.

Additionally, Ms. Shepard served as on the Whittier Law School Trial Advocacy Honors Board while competing in national competitions. She has prior legal experience as a certified litigation law clerk with the Orange County Office of the District Attorney. In her spare time, Ms. Shepard volunteers with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and enjoys exercising, reading, cooking, travel and spending time with her family and friends.

Past Employment Positions

  • Orange County Office of the District Attorney, Litigation Law Clerk

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Law Specialist in Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

  • BS: Political Science with Business Specialization University of California Los Angeles - University
  • J.D. Cum Laude- Honors: Dean's List, Fellow for Center for Children's Rights, Trial Advocacy Honors Board Whittier Law School - Graduate School
  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of California
  • Orange County ACFLS Board
  • California State ACFLS Board
  • Whittier Law Review