Alex J. Shepard
Alex Shepard is an attorney in the firm’s Las Vegas office. He has a decade’s worth of experience helping clients in various state and federal courts throughout the country, particularly in Nevada and California. He has extensive experience in various legal areas, particularly defamation law, Anti-SLAPP cases, 1983 litigation to protect citizens’ First Amendment rights against government interference, trademark and copyright litigation, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, and domain name arbitrations.
Alex has a decade of experience navigating trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and has been litigating Anti-SLAPP cases for almost his entire career. He was heavily involved in two Nevada Supreme Court cases that have helped define the broad scope of protection offered by Nevada’s Anti-SLAPP statute, Rosen v. Tarkanian and Williams v. Lazer. He also worked extensively on two Anti-SLAPP cases that were dismissed early where an extremely wealthy plaintiff filed frivolous defamation claims against defendants of relatively modest means, Guo v. Cheng and Las Vegas Resort Holdings v. Roeben. Alex uses his extensive knowledge of defamation and Anti-SLAPP law, especially in Nevada and California, to defend clients against meritless defamation suits and to help meritorious defamation suits avoid procedural pitfalls.
A native of Tennessee, Alex graduated from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga with a major in English while working part-time as an actor at a dinner theatre in downtown Chattanooga. Alex earned his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was an executive notes editor of the Washington University Global Studies Law Review.
- B.A. – University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Magna Cum Laude
- J.D. – Washington University School of Law, Cum Laude
- California State Bar