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Shipley Law Firm

May 13, 2015 10:59AM ● By Cate Reynolds


For the second year in a row, Stephanie A. Shipley has been voted by her peers and fellow attorneys as a Leading Lawyer in the area of Criminal Law. Stephanie is a well recognized trial lawyer on the Eastern Shore and throughout Maryland.

She attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania majoring in Political Science and Economics where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1992. Ms. Shipley moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland after graduating from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1995. She worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Donald F. Johnson, in the Circuit Court for Dorchester County, the year following law school graduation. Shipley began her legal career as a prosecutor in Talbot County, Maryland in 1996, trying both misdemeanor and felony cases.

After leaving the State’s Attorney’s Office, she specialized in complex civil litigation, insurance defense and criminal defense while working for a local Easton firm. Desiring to expand her focus on criminal and traffic defense, she opened her solo practice in 2004. Stephanie is known for aggressively defending her clients and personally handling all aspects of her cases. She has tried over 130 jury trials throughout the State and has handled more than 1,000 district court cases. Her successful criminal defense practice has earned her the respect of her peers, the courts and citizens throughout the Eastern Shore.

Apart from her active defense practice, Attorney Shipley served as attorney for the Talbot County Board of Elections for over 10 years and is a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission for Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester counties. Her service on the Judicial Nominating Commission earned her a Governor’s Citation in 2014. Shipley was elected a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation in 2012. For three years in a row, 2013 through 2015, she was selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Maryland. Stephanie was also selected and sworn in to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 2013.

Stephanie A. Shipley is licensed to practice law in the States of Maryland and Florida. She invites you to her office conveniently located across from the Circuit Court for Talbot County on Dover Street in downtown Easton, or to visit her website at or find her on Facebook under the Shipley Law Firm.

Shipley Law Firm
10 West Dover Street
Easton, Maryland 21601

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