Michael V. Shepherd Associate




Michael Shepherd defends licensed California professionals in civil lawsuits and administrative claims, including real estate brokers, lawyers, insurance agents, accountants, and miscellaneous professionals and quasi-professionals. Michael also represents employers in discrimination, wage and related class action lawsuits and claims through the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Michael worked at a mid-sized litigation firm where he practiced in professional liability, labor and employment, and torts and catastrophic loss. Prior to that, he worked in-house at a national insurance company, where he represented clients in personal casualty matters.

Michael also has experience working within the California Superior Court and the California Court of Appeal. During law school he served as a judicial extern for Justice Ronald Robie at the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District. After law school, Michael served as a Research Attorney for the San Francisco Superior Court's Law and Motion Department, where he drafted opinions and advised the Court on pretrial motions and writs.