About Us

The Law Office of Stephen P. Shepard, LLC was founded in 2013 by Principal Attorney Stephen P. Shepard in Towson, MD.  The mission statement of our Baltimore County, MD criminal defense and DUI/DWI defense law firm is to provide premier representation to our clients based upon four core values in a way that enables the law firm to remain sustainable.  Those four core values are to provide client-centered representation, engage in collaborative advocacy, provide affordable representation, and offer comprehensive service.  Our mission statement and core values are essentially what define our law firm and the way in which it operates.  And while the ways in which we deliver our legal services based on those four core values have changed to some degree over the years, the core values themselves have not.  Each of our core values are outlined below.

Our Criminal Defense Law Firm's Core Values

Our criminal defense law firm provides client-centered representation

Client-Centered Representation

The attorney and client should work together as a team to achieve the client's goals and further the client's interests because we believe that doing so achieves the best possible outcome for the client.

Our criminal defense law firm provides affordable representation

Affordable Representation

Our services should be both available and affordable to everyone because we believe that premier representation is not a "luxury" in this country reserved only for the super-rich or elite members of society.

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Comprehensive Service

The attorney should assist the client with matters that are collateral to the strictly "legal" components of the representation because we believe that people facing criminal charges often need more than just help with a legal problem.

Collaborative Advocacy

The attorney and client should use the latest legal technology and tools to collaborate with one another because we believe that innovation is the driving force behind positive outcomes.

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Lead Counsel Rated in Criminal Law - State Felonies and Misdemeanors

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Avvo Rated Superb Criminal Defense

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Rated by Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2020

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