Kathryn E. Sheppard
Associate – Atlanta
Kathryn Sheppard’s legal practice is specialized in providing insurance coverage advice to domestic and international insurers regarding commercial property and commercial general liability claims. Kathryn represents insureds as defense counsel in directing litigation involving personal injury, construction defects, and professional liability claims.
Prior to joining Fields Howell, Kathryn interned at The Home Depot headquarters through the University of Georgia’s Corporate Counsel Externship Program. She also served as a judicial intern to Chief Judge Ethelyn N. Simpson and Judge Charles E. Auslander, III of the Western Judicial State Court. While in law school, Kathryn also participated in the University of Georgia’s Mediation Clinic where she mediated over a dozen civil court cases. In 2017, Kathryn joined Fields Howell as a summer associate where she gained experience with the firm conducting extensive legal research and drafting motions.
Kathryn obtained both of her degrees from the University of Georgia. As an undergraduate student, she earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance. She also obtained certificates in Legal Studies and Business Professionalism and served as the Philanthropy Chair of the Insurance Society. While a law student, Kathryn served as President of the Business Law Society and was on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Intellectual Property. She also worked as a research assistant to Mehrsa Baradaran, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, and Robert Cotton Alston, Associate Chair in Corporate Law.
Following her graduation in 2018, Kathryn accepted Fields Howell’s offer to return to the firm as an associate attorney.
University of Georgia, J.D., 2018
- cum laude
- Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Intellectual Property
- President of the Business Law Society
University of Georgia, B.A., 2015
- magna cum laude
- Bachelors of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance
- Certificates in Legal Studies and Business Professionalism
- Philanthropy Chair of Insurance Society
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