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Sheppard, White, Kachergus & DeMaggio, P.A.

Sheppard, White, Kachergus & DeMaggio, P.A.

Elizabeth L. White, William J. Sheppard, Matthew R. Kachergus, Bryan DeMaggio & Amanda J. Woods

Sheppard, White, Kachergus and DeMaggio, P.A., continues to be recognized as an exceptional law firm in Jacksonville. From its AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell, to its designation as a Top Tier Law Firm by Best Lawyers in America, it strives to uphold its tradition of excellence. In addition to the firm’s recognition, individual members of the firm have been designated as best lawyers in five areas:  white collar criminal defense, non-white collar criminal defense, appellate practice, employment law—individuals, and first amendment law. Mr. Sheppard has been designated Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in the areas of white collar criminal defense (2010), non-white collar criminal defense (2012), and employment—individuals (2014). Mr. Sheppard and Ms. White successfully represented the plaintiffs in Brenner v. Scott, which established the constitutional right to same-sex marriage in Florida. As the result of his commitment to the civil rights of all citizens, Mr. Sheppard was awarded the Henry Lee Adams, Jr. Diversity Trailblazer Award by the Jacksonville Bar Association in 2015.

Wm. J. Sheppard has been practicing law in Jacksonville for 47 years. Born in Oregon, he graduated from Florida State University and received his J.D. from University of Florida. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified criminal trial lawyer.

Elizabeth L. White has been practicing law in Jacksonville for 34 years. She received a B.A., cum laude, from Jacksonville University and a J.D. from University of Oregon. 

Mathew R. Kachergus has been practicing law for 14 years, all with the firm. He received a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from University of Florida. 

Bryan E. DeMaggio has been practicing with the firm for 7 years. He received a B.A. from Florida State University, summa cum laude, and a J.D. from University of Florida.

Amanda J. Woods is the firm’s most recent addition. After graduating from University of North Florida, magna cum laude, she received her J.D., cum laude from University of Florida in 2014. 

215 Washington St., Jacksonville, FL 32202 • 904.356.9661 • email: sheplaw@att.net

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