200 East Broadway Avenue, Suite 410 | Maryville TN 37804.

Kevin W. Shepherd, Founder

For most people, legal issues are stressful and confusing. They must make the most important decisions of their lives without truly understanding their legal rights, which may have changed recently due to the alteration of local, state and federal laws. I chose a career in law specifically because of a strong desire to provide hands-on care to people who often feel powerless to protect their rights in stressful circumstances.

I am Maryville attorney Kevin W. Shepherd. After beginning my legal career working in the office of the District Attorney and as a Public Defender, I learned that the people in my community needed individualized legal support. I founded my law firm to meet that need.

Support for the most common legal issues faced by individuals and their families

During my 30 years of legal experience, I learned that the community needs legal support for individual and family issues. My primary areas of focus are family law, criminal defense, estate planning and personal injury law, but each client has unique needs and concerns. I establish a close, long-term, first-name relationship with my clients. My clients know they can ask questions at any time, and they trust me to treat their legal issues with honesty and integrity. This is why so many individuals I have worked with send new clients my way through enthusiastic referrals.

Dedicated to law, family and community

As founder of a Maryville law firm, I believe in using my skills and knowledge to advocate for the rights of individuals and families. My two other areas of focus are my family and the education of other attorneys and the public about the law. I also served as the elected county commissioner for eight years, and believe in the importance of community involvement.

The name you trust in Maryville to protect your family and your future

When you face legal issues, you need an attorney who provides compassionate guidance and information needed to make informed decisions comfortably and without undue anxiety. For more information, or to schedule a consultation at Shepherd and Associates, P.C., call 865-225-9655 or fill out the contact form.

Practice areas

  • Personal Injury
    • Auto Accidents
    • Car Wrecks
    • Trucking Accidents
    • Motorcycle Accidents
    • Slip and Fall
    • Catastrophic Injury
    • Wrongful Death
    • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
    • Divorce
    • Child Support
    • Child Custody
    • Adoption
    • Mediation
    • Orders of Protection


  • Tennessee, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 1988



Professional associations

Reported cases

  • State v. Akins, 867 S.W.2d 350 (TN. Crim App 1993); State v. Spradlin, 12 S.W.3d 432 (Tenn 2000); Sneed v. State, 872 S.W.2d 930 (Tenn Cr.App 1993)


  • Teach continuing education seminars for attorneys on current and changing Tennessee laws
  • Teach courses on family law topics through the National Business Institute
  • Teach courses through Tennessee Attorneys Memo, primarily on family law