Michael Shepherd

“I think having work experience from both sides of the table, so to speak, allows me to look at a case from different viewpoints. This benefits my clients in that I can see obstacles a little farther in advance and advise them accordingly.”

- Michael Shepherd



Attorney Michael Shepherd (Partner)

Michael Shepherd is a Partner of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. He joined the firm in 2010 and co-leads the Personal Injury Department.

Michael received his J.D. from North Carolina Central University and a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Prior to taking a position at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, he worked as a Senior Claims Representative for a major insurance company. This has allowed him to see how personal injury law is practiced from both sides of the table.

His professional affiliations include American Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association. He is also past President of the Eastern NC Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters. Community service activities include volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, the Durham Literacy Center, and the Literacy Volunteers of America.

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Licensed In

  • North Carolina
  • Virginia

Practice Area


  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Past President, Eastern NC Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters

Law School

North Carolina Central University School of Law
Durham, NC
2009, J.D.


Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
1996, B.A. in Criminal Justice

five star review badge Former Personal Injury Client, Online Yelp Review
I was blessed to
I was blessed to have had the pleasure of having attorney Michael Shepherd and paralegal Dawn Parham work on my case. These two people treated me like I was their family member. They were concerned about my progress after the accident and checked on me often.1
five star review badge Former Car Crash Client, Online Google Review
The workers at JSF are AMAZING!
The workers at JSF are AMAZING! They keep you updated on everything going on with your case, and they answer any questions that you might have. They are very friendly and open people to work with. I will be recommending people to them in the future. 1

For legal reasons and client confidentiality, reviews have been slightly edited to remove identifying information and correct typos.

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