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Sarah Y. Sheppeard, Mediator, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Sarah Y. Sheppeard

Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop PC
One Centre Square, Fifth Floor
620 Market Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Tel: (865) 546-4646
Fax: 8655236529
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Recognized to Tennessee Chapter for Mediation
  • Practice Commenced: 1994
  • Total Mediations (as of Oct 2021): 250


Sarah Y. Sheppeard, is a shareholder and a Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator, in the firm’s Knoxville office. Sarah practices in the areas of domestic relations, estates, commercial law and general civil litigation. She has been a lecturer with the Tennessee Law Institute since 1988. She was chair of the Tennessee Judicial Evaluation Commission, was for 15 years an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law, was previously a member of the Tennessee Law Review, and has chaired the Tennessee Bar Association Litigation Section and CLE Committee. A past-president of the Knoxville Bar Association, she is a Fellow in the Knoxville, Tennessee and American Bar Foundations and the Fellows of the Tennessee Young Lawyers Conference. She served on the Advisory Commission to the Tennessee Supreme Court on Rules of Practice and Procedure. She is certified as a Rule 31 Mediator by the Tennessee Supreme Court and is Chancellor [legal counsel] of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee. She received the Tennessee Bar Association’s President’s Award in 2010. In 2014, she was presented with the Knoxville Bar Association’s highest honor, the Governors’ Award.

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Family Businesses
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Tennessee, B.A., with honors, 1976
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1979

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Tennessee Bar Association
    President, 2019-2020
    President-Elect, 2018-2019
  • Selected by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell as Elite Lawyer of the South, 2018
  • Recipient of Don Paine Lawyer Legacy Award, 2015
  • Recipient of Knoxville Bar Association Governors’ Award, 2014
  • Recipient of Tennessee Bar Association President’s Award, 2010
  • Recipient of American Bar Association Judicial Education Award presented by Special Judges Section, 2007
  • Recipient of YWCA Tribute to Women Award in the field of Business and Government, 1993
  • Recipient of Outstanding alumni of Roosevelt Inn, The International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi, 1994
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America©, Family Law; Family Law Mediation
  • Named one of Best 101 Lawyers in Tennessee@ by Business Tennessee magazine, 2004-present
  • Named to Super Lawyers@, 2006-2016
  • Fellow, Knoxville Bar Foundation, 1992-present
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2009-present
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation, 1994-present
  • Fellows of the Tennessee Young Lawyers Conference
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

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