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Sheppard, White, Kachergus, & DeMaggio, P.A. Attorneys & Counselors at Law, is a Jacksonville-based law firm representing clients in criminal defense, family law, civil rights, and appellate matters. We are known for handing high-profile, complex cases, but we pride ourselves on maintaining the privacy of our clients.

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News Articles And Media Mentions

After ex-sheriff refrains from testifying, jury finds Darryl Daniels not guilty

Former Clay County Sheriff not guilty on all charges in trial

A final no-contest plea for macabre Mother’s Day for Fucci and Bailey families

Partner, Elizabeth “Betsy” White, discusses the firm’s Stop Woke Act Lawsuit and William “Bill” Sheppard’s dedication to the lawsuit: “Until the day he died, he was working on that (HB7) complaint. That’s how important it was to him, and that’s how important it is to us.”

William Sheppard honored with the Jacksonville Daily Record’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. Future recipients will receive the “William J. Sheppard Lifetime Achievement Award” to reflect his career impacts and awards.

Bill sheppard civil rights attorney who transformed jacksonville and florida dies

Partner, Matthew Kachergus, discusses jail conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office settles lawsuit in regards to Black Lives Matter Protest.

Firm Says Rights Violated In Pot License Fight

Congratulations to Bryan DeMaggio for his recognition as a 2018 Super Lawyer Rising Star. Lawyers are selected for this recognition through statewide anonymous vote by other lawyers, as well as a review of this designation by attorneys in their particular field of practice. Mr. DeMaggio joins his partners Bill Sheppard, Betsy White, and Matt Kachergus in receiving a Super Lawyer designation.
The firm is proud of Mr. DeMaggio’s hard work and dedication to his clients which has resulted in this recognition.

William J. Sheppard Recognized as Florida Legal Elite

William J. Sheppard was recently recognized in the 2018 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. The list of 1,012 honorees includes attorneys in private practice as well as top government and non-profit attorneys.

Court Ponders Whether Popular Games Leased By Jacksonville-Based Company Are Slot Machines

Federal judge eyes bail system lawsuit in Jacksonville

William J. Sheppard, Elizabeth L. White and Matthew R. Kachergus have been listed in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers.

Mr. Sheppard recertified in Criminal Trial Law on January 16, 2018

Money bail system challenged in Jacksonville, Florida

Lawsuit says Jacksonville can’t jail defendants for being too poor to pay bail

Lawsuit challenges “Wealth-Based” bail procedures

William J. Sheppard, Elizabeth L. White, and Matthew R. Kachergus have been listed in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers.

Federal lawsuit calls Jacksonville protesters’ arrests illegal and violent

Without explanation, Jacksonville judge sought jail time, required bail for protesters