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May 15, 2017 04:55PM ● By Cate Reynolds
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The Shipley Law Firm was founded in 2004 with a focus on litigation, including criminal and traffic defense, motor vehicle law, Department of Natural Resources violations, and complex civil disputes. Stephanie A. Shipley, founding member of the Shipley Law Firm, has been serving residents of the Eastern Shore and throughout Maryland for over twenty years. Recognized year after year by her peers as a “Leading Lawyer” and The National Trial Lawyers’ “Top 100,” Stephanie is known for aggressively defending her clients and personally handling all aspects of her cases. She has tried over 150 jury trials throughout the State and has handled more than 1,500 district court cases.

The Shipley Law Firm expanded its practice and legal representation in 2017. Former prosecutor Jesse F. Hicks joined the Shipley Law Firm after serving several years as Assistant State’s Attorney for Dorchester County, Maryland, including special appointments to the Attorney General’s Task Force on Environmental Enforcement and the Attorney General’s Task Force on Organized Crime. Jesse is a tenacious and passionate trial attorney and his experience as a prosecutor is uniquely valuable when defending clients. Born in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Jesse moved to the Eastern Shore with his wife after law school and started a family. Before joining the prosecutor’s office, Jesse served as law clerk to the Honorable Paul M. Bowman, Circuit Court Judge for Kent County, Maryland.

When not working on behalf of their clients, the lawyers at the Shipley Law Firm are active leaders and counselors who continue to give back to the community. Both Stephanie and Jesse volunteer time, funding, and talent to local organizations, including Character Counts, Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Habitat for Humanity, the Women and Girls Fund, Special Olympics, the Maryland Bar Foundation, and service on many nonprofit state and local boards.

The firm’s attorneys are first and foremost trial lawyers, able to handle every aspect of complex litigation, working with their clients to develop strategic defenses from first meeting to verdict. Preparation, communication, personal attention, and collaboration are the keys to ensuring every client of the firm is represented effectively and thoroughly throughout the legal process.

Principal Partner Stephanie A. Shipley is licensed to practice law in the States of Maryland and Florida, practicing in both State and Federal Courts. Associate Attorney Jesse F. Hicks is licensed to practice law in the States of Maryland and Connecticut. The Shipley Law Firm is conveniently located across from the Circuit Court for Talbot County on Dover Street in downtown Easton. Please visit their website and find them on Facebook under The Shipley Law Firm page.

Criminal Defense ~ Litigation ~ DUI/DWI ~ MVA ~ DNR
10 West Dover Street | Easton, Maryland 21601
(410) 822-7660 (p) | 410-822-2881 (f)