10.0Samantha Leigh Shepherd

Samantha L. Shepherd

Samantha L. Shepherd JD, LLM, CELA* is the founder and Managing Attorney of Shepherd Elder Law Group, an Elder Care and Special Needs Firm, and practices exclusively in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Special Needs Law.

She received her undergraduate degree in 1990 from Tulane University in New Orleans, cum laude. She earned her law degree from Boston College Law School and received an LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. 

Samantha is a member of the Kansas And Missouri chapters of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) as well as the Council of Advanced Practitioners. Additionally, she serves on the board of Kansas Advocates for Better Care and is a member of the Estate Planning Society of Kansas City.

Formerly, Samantha served on the National Board of NAELA and served as the Chair of the Missouri Bar Elder Law Committee and KC Metropolitan Bar Association Trust and Estates Committee. She was also a past President of the Missouri Chapter of NAELA. Samantha is an accredited attorney with the Veterans Administration and is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation in both Kansas and Missouri.