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Meet Our Attorneys

Fred Shepherd

Areas of Practice

Pharmaceutical Litigation
Products Liability
Wrongful Death Cases
Personal Injury
18-Wheeler Collisions
General Negligence
Federal Tort Claims Act
Insurance Litigation
Consumer Litigation
Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2001
Wyoming, 2016
State Bar of Wyoming member, 2016
US District Court of Wyoming, 2016
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2006
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2006
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2006

Education

University of Houston College of Law, Houston, Texas
Doctorate of Jurisprudence – 2001

University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas
Master of Public Health – 1997

Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Bachelor of Arts – 2005
Major: Biology

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Texas, Member, 2001 – Present
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2006 – Present
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2016 – Present

Pro Bono Activities

Christ Church Cathedral Justice Program, 2006 – 2011
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Armed Forces
Appreciation Committee, 2011 – Present

About Fred

Fred H. Shepherd III was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Fred spent the first four years of his legal career on active duty with the United States Marine Corps. After completing Marine Officer Candidate School, then 2nd Lieutenant Shepherd was assigned duties as a Marine Judge Advocate. In this capacity, Fred represented more than 500 individual service members with matters ranging from estate planning to family law, to General Courts Martial criminal defense. He was lead counsel for more than 200 Courts Martial. Fred was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in July 2005 as a Captain with numerous personal awards and commendations.

Following his service in the Marine Corps, Fred next transitioned to the private practice of law. As a civilian attorney, he has devoted the majority of his time to helping individuals who have been injured as a result of the wrongful actions of others. Fred has successfully tried cases to verdict in multiple states, both in Federal and State Courts, as well as having successfully negotiated 7-figure settlements for a large number of clients. In addition to his involvement in these cases, Fred has also helped protect a number of small businesses and non-profit organizations from abusive lawsuits. His litigation experience is extensive and includes: collisions involving 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles, Ride-Share cases (Uber and Lyft), automobile accidents, Federal Tort Claims, False Claims Act (“whistleblower) cases, and insurance disputes.

“Clients are important to me. I chose this profession to help people who have been wronged and need a voice to speak up for them. While I cannot, and will not, ever promise a client a successful outcome, I can promise that I will bring the same work ethic and discipline the Marine Corps taught me to working on their case and protecting their legal rights.”

Prior to serving his country in the Marine Corps, Fred graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1995. Shortly thereafter, he attended the University of Texas School of Public Health and graduated in 1997 with a Masters in Public Health. Upon completion of his master’s program, Fred worked at the University of Texas School of Medicine as a member of a medical team conducting clinical research on a new prescription medication pending FDA approval. Thereafter, Fred attended and ultimately completed law school at the University of Houston Law Center, graduating in 2001 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence.

In July 2014, Fred attended and graduated from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College (TLC) in Dubois, Wyoming. This College is a limited enrollment program that offers selective lawyers highly intensive training in trial skills. But, perhaps more importantly, it also provides rigorous instruction to its graduates in learning to understand themselves better so that they can better understand their client’s needs. The training and resources offered to TLC graduates are unique in the legal world. Fred is licensed to practice law in both the States of Texas and Wyoming. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of Texas. However, he has practiced in more than 25 different states and tried cases to Juries in three.

Fred is married with two daughters and enjoys all things outdoors related in his spare time.