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Vanessa Sheppard

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Vanessa Sheppard

Vanessa Sheppard

  • Attorney at Law
  • The Ashmore Law Firm, P.C.
  • 3636 Maple Avenue
    Dallas, Texas 75219
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Vanessa has developed a practical understanding of a wide range of issues and disputes related to family law and estate planning and she uses her experience, resolve, and sound judgment to craft effective solutions for your complex problems. She has worked on a variety of family law cases including divorce, child custody, paternity, modification of child support as well as custody and visitation, post-divorce enforcement issues, annulments, and common law marriages.  Vanessa has also assisted clients in will preparations, drafting powers of attorney, and health directives.  Vanessa believes one of the most important aspects of her practice is seeing the "big picture" and knowing that every person and every case is unique. Vanessa will effectively represent the individual interests of every client to help them achieve their legal goals.

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Possession and Access
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Enforcements of Child Support and Visitation
  • Modifications
  • Name Changes
  • Probate
  • Wills
  • Estate Planning Documents


  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, (J.D. 2010) (Cum Laude)
  • Southern Methodist University (B.A. 2006)  ​(Magna Cum Laude)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas (2010)

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section (2011-present)
  • Dallas Bar Association (2010-present)
  • Dallas Young Lawyer's Association (2010-present)
  • Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section (2011-present)
  • ​Dallas Bar Association Probate Section (2013-present)
  • Attorneys Serving the Community (ASC) (2016 – Present)
  • Annette Stewart American Inn Of Court (2016-present)
  • The National Advocates
  • Super Lawyers 2017 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers 2016 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers 2015 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers 2014 Rising Star
  • The National Advocates Top 40 Under 40 for Family Law
Special skills: Fluent in Spanish