Faculty Profile: Jennifer Sheppard

Jennifer SheppardMartin Heller Potempa & Sheppard
Previous Courses Taught (8)
  • Transactional Practice: Representing the Personal Representative in Probate
  • Transactional Practice 2018
  • Transactional Practice: Probate Process
  • Transactional Practice 2017 - Nashville
  • Law Practice Conference 2016 For New Lawyers [Webcast Version]
  • Transactional Practice 2016 (Nashville)
  • Law Practice Conference 2016 For New Lawyers
  • Transactional Practice in Nashville
Biography

Jennifer L. Sheppard is a lifelong resident of Nashville, TN having graduated from Hillwood High School in 1997.  She attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she earned a B.A. in 2000 with a focus on Political Science and Child & Family Studies.  She was a member of both Phi Eta Sigma and Gamma Beta Phi Honor Societies.  Jennifer continued her education at The Nashville School of Law where she earned a J.D. in 2005.  She has been admitted to the practice of law in the State of Tennessee since 2005. 
 
Ms. Sheppard maintained a solo practice in Nashville for eight years before joining her current firm, Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, in 2013.  While Ms. Sheppard continues to represent parties in ongoing family law cases, over the last several years she has focused her practice predominantly on probate law. Ms. Sheppard handles cases involving probate litigation, conservatorships, guardianships, and the administration of estates.  She currently accepts a high volume of court appointments through the Probate Court in Davidson County in which she serves as Guardian ad litem, Attorney ad litem and Conservator for cases involving disabled adults. 
 
Ms. Sheppard is a partner at Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.  She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association, the Probate Committee for the Nashville Bar, and the Conservatorship Association of Tennessee.   Ms. Sheppard serves on the Office of Conservatorship Management’s Policies and Procedures Committee and she is an active volunteer for the Legal Aid Society.