Judy Bateman Shepura

Judy Bateman Shepura Profile




  • B.A., University of Georgia, 1972 Phi Beta Kappa
  • J.D., Samford University Cumberland School of Law, 1989 Magna cum laude
  • LL.M., Elder Law, Stetson University 2018
  • Admitted - Alabama (1989)


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About Judy Bateman Shepura

Judy focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, probate law, trust law, special needs and long term care planning. She enjoys helping families work through difficult situations in ways that preserve their relationships and allow the individual family members as much autonomy as possible. This may arise in the course of probating a Will and administering the estate of a deceased family member, or in assisting family members faced with caring for an elderly parent, or establishing a special needs trust for one who is disabled and needs particular protection in order to continue receiving government benefits, or in helping an individual craft his or her own Will, Power of Attorney and Health Care Directive in order to avoid future difficulties.

Judy attended law school after a 12 year career in corporate communications.

She serves on the Alabama Family Trust's Board of Trustees. She has completed dispute resolution training from the Collaborative Practice Training Institute.

She has been selected to serve on Alabama Law Institute's committee to review and revise Alabama's laws concerning guardians and conservators.

Judy has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Trusts and Estates since 2015.

She is Peer Review rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Member: Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member: National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Member: Alabama State Bar
  • Member: Estate Planning Council of Birmingham