Zhia L. Shepardson

Of Counsel

Zhia L. Shepardson is Of Counsel to Rismiller Law Group, LLC and works in the Estate Planning and Family Law Departments. She is licensed to practice in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. She focuses her practice in the areas of Estate and Trust Planning, as well as Domestic Litigation, with particular experience on representing children in contested custody matters.

  

“I focus in family law because I am passionate about assisting children and families in their time of need.”

– Zhia L. Shepardson

Ms. Shepardson has served as an adjunct law professor at Stevenson University for over 10 years, teaching her students skills such as analytical thinking in the legal environment, substantive law and litigation skills. Ms. Shepardson currently serves on the Montgomery County Judicial Selections Committee and also assists the Maryland State Board of Law Examiners. During law school, she clerked in the Tax Compliance Division of the Maryland Comptroller’s Office in Baltimore and has studied International Tax Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Pre-Law from Villa Julie College and her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Baltimore, School of Law. She has also received certification as a parent coordinator, a mediator and settlement conference facilitator, is also trained in collaborative law and as a parenting coordinator.

Ms. Shepardson has been recognized as a top lawyer by Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine and Baltimore Magazine, as well as a named Top 10 Family Attorney in Maryland Under 40 (National Academy of Family Law) and Top 40 Litigator in Maryland (National Trial Lawyers).  She is also a talented photographer. We invite you to view her photography at www.studiozhia.com.

Bar Admissions

Education

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Villa Julie College, B.S., Business Pre-Law, 2001

Professional Memberships

Awards

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of District of Columbia
  • The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Featured as a guest on television show: “Law School for the Public”
  • Top 10 Family Attorneys in Maryland Under 40, National Academy of Family Law
  • Top 40 Litigators in Maryland by The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Super Lawyer, Maryland,  2015-Present
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

Great professionalism and detail-oriented representation

“I will like to express my most sincere gratitude for your great professionalism and detail oriented representation. Thanks for everything.”

Help and support and caring

“You know, Zhia, [my daughter] would never be where she is today without all of your help and support and caring.”

You are really terrific

“I want to thank you for everything and for your extra kindness. This has been a very difficult process and you have made it so much more pleasant. You are really terrific at what you do, not only because you are smart, but because you care deeply about fairness and justice.”

Contact Us

Located in the heart of Montgomery County, the Rismiller Law Group offices are next to the Circuit Court and District Court buildings, and conveniently situated within walking distance to the Rockville Metro Station.