Judge Profile

Frank A. Shepherd

Judicial Experience:

  • Associate Administrator, District Court of Appeal- Third District (1981)
  • Judge, Third District Court of Appeal

Other Professional Experience:

  • Bradford, Williams, McKay, Kimbrell, Hamann and Jennings
  • Managing Partner, Popham, Haik, Schnobrich and Kaufman, P.A., 1990

Biographical Data:

  • Judge Shepherd was born and raised in Palm Beach County, Florida. Judge Shepherd is a member of: The United States District Court for the Southern Middle and Northern Districts of Florida The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals The United States Supreme Court. Participation in the Miami-Dade County Guardian ad Litem program. In 1985, Judge Shepherd was recognized by the Florida State - Federal Judicial Council for his representation of Raleigh Porter, an inmate then serving on Death Row. In 1986, Judge Shepherd received the Radio Station WRHC award for his contributions to the Hispanic community of Miami-Dade County. Judge Shepherdwas recognized by his assistance and contribution to the establishment of Radio Station WRHC as the first Cuban-exile-owned radio station in South Florida.


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1972
  • Master of Arts Degree in Government, University of Massachusetts, 1970
  • B.A. cum laude, University of Florida, 1968

Admission to the Bar:

  • Florida State Bar
  • The District of Columbia Bar


  • "Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency: The Supreme Court's Latest Word on Regulatory Takings", Vol.1, 1996
  • The Fee Simple: The Newsletter of the Virginia State Bar Real Property Section, 23, November 2002

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, The District of Columbia Bar
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association
  • Director, James Madison Institute in Tallahassee, 1987 - 1995
  • Member of the research advisory board of the Foundation, Florida's Future, 1995 - 1998