Gracie Shepherd is an associate in HunterMaclean’s litigation practice group. She works with businesses and individuals on a wide variety of general and commercial litigation matters, including product liability, trust and estate litigation, fiduciary liability, professional liability, contract disputes, and trade secrets litigation, at both the trial and appellate levels. Gracie also has experience assisting clients in complex transactional matters, such as sales of closely held corporations, estate and gift planning, and securities regulation.
Gracie is admitted to practice before all state trial and appellate courts in Georgia and all U.S. District Courts of Georgia. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Savannah Bar Association, and she currently serves on the executive boards of the Savannah Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Savannah Chapter of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers. In addition to being a guardian ad litem with the Superior Court of Chatham County, she works with the Georgia Legal Services Program to provide pro bono legal services to persons with low incomes.
Gracie attended Thomas Edison State College, where she completed a B.A. in liberal studies and humanities in less than two years. Before law school, she worked as a business reporter covering the 2008 financial crisis. She also worked in her family’s cotton brokerage firm in Waynesboro, Georgia, assisting cotton producers and merchants with spot pricing, forward contracting, commodity futures transactions, and hedging strategies. Gracie earned her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law. During her time at UGA, she was a member of the managing board for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, a finalist in the J. Melvin England Mock Trial Competition, president of the Dean’s Ambassadors, and vice president of the Women Law Students Association. She was also a part of the Family Justice Clinic, which provides pro bono legal services to individuals experiencing domestic violence.
Outside of her legal practice, Gracie is an active member of the community. She currently serves as the president of the board of directors for the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation, the organization that raises funds to supplement programs envisioned and provided by Live Oak Public Libraries, and is a member of the United Way Young Leaders of the Coastal Empire.