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Stephen E. Shepard
(706) 722-4111

Steve Shepard is a knowledgeable attorney known in the Augusta community. He has practiced in Columbia and Richmond Counties in the Augusta Judicial Circuit for thirty five (35) years. He was graduated from Davidson College and University of Georgia School of Law.

Steve is experienced in all stages of trials, hearings and appellate practice in the areas of general civil litigation and local government law, personal injury, divorce, wills and estates.

Steve has been admitted to practice in all Georgia Courts of record; Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia since 1976, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit since 1981 and United States Supreme Court since 1983.

Steve and his wife, Kathie, are the parents of three daughters and members of Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church.

At Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church, Augusta, Georgia, Steve has served on the Administrative Board, Preschool Committee, Sunday School Class President, and Sunday School Teacher.


  • Richmond County Magistrate Judge 2011 – present
  • Augusta-Richmond County, County Attorney 2004-2007; Outside Counsel 2008-Present
  • Augusta-Richmond County Commissioner, 1998 – 2003; Chairman, Finance Committee 2000 – 2003
  • Administrative Services and Public Safety Committees Member
  • City Council of Augusta Member 1986-1989
  • Waterworks, Transit, Recorder’s Court, Public Works, and Community Development
  • City Council of Augusta, Assistant to City Attorney 1976-1982
  • Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, Trustee and Board President
  • East Central Georgia Regional Library Board, Trustee
  • General Aviation Commission (Daniel Field Airport), Member and Chairman 1998-2003

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Divorce
  • Probate
  • Local Government Law

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1976
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. – 1976
  • Davidson College
    • A.B.
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Augusta Bar Association, Member
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Augusta Lions Club, 1979 – Present
  • President, Augusta Lions Club, 1983 – 1984
  • Member, Augusta Chapter, American Red Cross Board of Directors, 1984 – 1986
  • Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church, Augusta, Georgia
  • President, Davidson College Alumni Association, Augusta Chapter, 1990 – 1991

Free Consultations in Select Matters - Credit cards accepted

Call (706) 722-4111 today to speak with an experienced personal injury, criminal defense, or litigation lawyer from our firm.


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    429 Walker St.

    Augusta, GA 30901

    Phone: (706) 722-4111

    Opening Times:

    Monday - Friday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

    Our Client Reviews

    Shepard, Plunkett & Hamilton, LLP

    5.0 / 5.0

    Based on 2 reviews

    Anthony Kennedy

    Very helpful and caring firm. Took time to listen and understand. Recommend

    Tim Bailey

    I had Mr. Plunkett handle my mother's estate. He was very compassionate and professional. I would recommend him to anyone needing a probate lawyer.