• Attorney Courtney L. Shepard - Partner

    Board Certified Family Law Specialist

    Attorney Courtney L. ShepardCourtney 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.

    Call us at (949) 565-4158 today to find out how the vast skill and knowledge our Newport Beach family law attorneys can provide can help you resolve your legal matters.

    • Certified Legal Specialties
    • Certified Family Law Specialist in Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
    • Education
    • Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Fellow, Center for Children's Rights
    • Honors: Trial Advocacy Honors Board
    • Law Review: Whittier Law Review, Member
    • Honors and Awards
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017
    • Super Lawyer 2019
    • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • State Bar of California, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
    • Orange County ACFLS Board, Secretary
    • California State ACFLS Board
    • Past Employment Positions
    • Orange County Office of the District Attorney, Litigation Law Clerk
    • Pro Bono Activities
    • Volunteer, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

Delivering Superior Client Service

"Ethical, brilliant, powerful, and knowledgeable. Always works with full integrity, proper discovery and truth. Don't expect him to play any games. He is truly about equity and, since family law is about equity, this is what you get. I am so very happy that I retained him. His work and that of his staff was flawless, deep and highly potent. I would recommend him without hesitation."