Attorney Chip Sheppard is a shareholder and Chairman of the Litigation/Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. Sheppard concentrates his practice in the areas of business, securities, probate, intellectual property, employment, fraud (including securities fraud), fiduciary liability, employment, real estate, franchise terminations, interference with contract, lender liability, professional negligence, trademark and other intellectual property matters, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, dispute resolution and transactions.
He is the past president of the more than 900 member Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, and current president of its Foundation, serves on several committees and is chairperson of its Non-Partisan Court Plan and Public Relations committees.
Since 2009, Mr. Sheppard has been named to the Best Lawyers in America list. He also received the Presidents Award from both the Missouri Bar and the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Associations for his efforts in bringing the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan to Greene County.
In 2005, he was elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Association, an honor bestowed upon less than .5 percent of the Bar.
Mr. Sheppard received his accounting degree from Missouri State University in 1980 and his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1983. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association.
Before joining the Ozarks Technical Community College Board of Trustees, Mr. Sheppard served as Secretary of the OTC Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. Sheppard’s other community involvement includes serving as Director of Hickory Hills Country Club; Chamber of Commerce Governmental Relations Committee; former Elder at First and Calvary Presbyterian Church; the Board of Directors for Leadership Springfield; the Housing Authority of Springfield; and the Springfield-Greene County Environmental Advisory Board.