Our Legal Team

Michael A.A. Shepherd


I have always had a keen interest in litigation and joined Weir Bowen due to its strong reputation in civil litigation in the community.  My practice is general but has a focus on medical malpractice, disability, personal injury, and construction litigation.

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I was born and raised in the small town of Pitt Meadows, which is about 45 minutes outside of Vancouver, British Columbia.  I moved to Kelowna to obtain my business degree in the early 2000s and after that worked for many years in the construction industry in both management and skilled labour roles.  During this time I was fortunate to work with great people in the rock blasting industry and the earth moving and road building industries.  I had always had a keen interest in the law and decided to pursue a career change in 2010.  I met my sweetheart while attending law school at the University of Alberta and have made Edmonton my home ever since.
I have represented clients at every court in the Province of Alberta and pride myself in delivering effective and efficient legal services.  I count myself privileged to help people in their time of need and to provide the firm hand required to get the job done.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, playing sports, and travelling with my wife. My hobbies include fly fishing, camping, water sports, and golf.


2007 – Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) – University of British Columbia, Okanagan
2014 – Juris Doctor – University of Alberta

Bar Admission

2015 – Law Society of Alberta


Edmonton Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
CBA Health Law section


Member, CBA Junior Lawyers’ Section (North)
Member, CBA Civil Litigation Section (North)
Founder and Former President, Sports and Entertainment Law Society (University of Alberta)
Volunteer, MS Society of Canada


In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, effective March 23, 2020, the majority of our lawyers and employees will be working remotely. All lawyers and employees have the ability to work remotely with access to electronic mail, telephone systems and electronic files. We remain dedicated and committed to helping our clients and providing a high level of legal services.