Bud Sheppard

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Jackson, Mississippi

Biography

Bud Sheppard, a Jackson native who frequents the Mississippi Gulf Coast, is the Founder of Sheppard Law Firm. The firm is dedicated to achieving client satisfaction and has the motto "Go Where the Injured Go!" Before founding Sheppard Law Firm, Bud was an Associate Attorney at Porter & Malouf, P.A., focusing on multidistrict litigation and personal injury. Bud clerked for the Honorable Taylor B. McNeel on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. He graduated magna cum laude from Mississippi College School of Law in 2021, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Mississippi College Law Review. As Editor-in-Chief, Bud led the publication of Volume 39 and received the Best Comment Award for his article titled "The Dormant Right to Plant-Based Food." While in law school, Bud interned for the Honorable Cory T. Wilson on the Mississippi Court of Appeals and Mississippi State Treasurer David McRae. Bud received numerous litigation awards for his activity on the Moot Court Board. Bud graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a bachelor's degree in Economics and a minor in Latin. At Loyola, he served as Student Body President and Chief Justice of the student body. Bud served as Treasurer of the Jackson Young Lawyers Association and received JYL's Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award in 2022. Bud is active in the Jackson community and founded the Magnolia Club, a social network focused on advancing the city of Jackson and the state of Mississippi. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi. Bud is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Phoenix Club of Jackson, having previously served as President of the Phoenix Club. Bud also serves on the Board of Governors of the Mississippi Association for Justice (MAJ), representing Hinds County. Additionally, he is a member of the 2023-2024 Leadership Mississippi Bar class. Bud is happily married to his wife Emily, and they are eagerly expecting their first child this August. In his leisure time, Bud enjoys the company of his wife, their two dogs, and their cat.