Shepard R. Smith

Counsel

Direct

706.215.8327

Office

706.215.8321

Fax

706.215.8322

Location

Athens

Biography

Shepard Smith joined James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP in the spring of 2022. His practice focuses on insurance defense and general civil litigation, including business litigation, tort litigation and probate law.

Shepard is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from The University of Georgia, graduating in 2008. Shepard then received his Juris Doctor from Charlotte School of Law in 2013.

Prior to joining James Bates Brannan Groover LLP, Shepard practiced law in North Carolina where he gained significant experience in insurance defense, workers’ compensation defense, and many other general litigation matters.

Shepard currently resides in Athens, Georgia with his wife, daughter and obnoxious dog, Charlie. He enjoys traveling, golfing, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.

Practice Areas

Professional Organizations/Activities

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • North Carolina State Bar 

Education

  • Charlotte School of Law (J.D., 2013)

  • University of Georgia (B.A.,2008)

Admitted

  • Georgia, 2019

  • North Carolina, 2014

Administrative/Legal Assistant Contact

Name: Taylor Hudson
Title: Legal Assistant
Phone: 706.215.8321

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