John Thomas Shepherd

John T. ShepherdJohn Thomas Shepherd is a partner at Shepherd & Shepherd, P.A., where he maintains a diverse practice. John Thomas concentrates his practice on the areas of civil litigation, business and corporate matters, banking, employment, estate planning, and real estate. John Thomas routinely represents individuals and businesses in both state and federal court, where his clients include individuals, non-profits, small businesses, and large corporations.

A native of El Dorado, John Thomas previously served as Prosecuting Attorney for the 13th Judicial District after being appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson. During his time as Prosecuting Attorney he oversaw the office’s prosecution of all criminal cases in Calhoun, Cleveland, Columbia, Dallas, Ouachita, and Union counties.


  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
    • Arkansas Law Review, Managing Editor
  •  Rice University, B.A., Political Science, 2009
    • Rice University Football, Three-Year Letterman (Quarterback)


  • Prosecuting Attorney for the 13th Judicial District, 2017 – 2019
  • Uniform Law Commission, 2017 – Present
  • Publication: Who is the Arkansas Traveler?: Analyzing Arkansas’s “Journey” Exception to the Offense of Carrying a Weapon, 66 Ark. L. Rev. 463 (2013)
  • El Dorado Parks & Playground Commission, Former Member

Associations and Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association, Past President
  • Federalist Society
  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association, Board Member
  • Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado, Board Member
  • El Dorado Habitat for Humanity, Inc., Board Member
  • The Boomtown Classic, Inc., Game Chairman
  • El Dorado Fifty for the Future, Inc., Board Member
  • First Baptist Church, El Dorado, Deacon


  • Arkansas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas

Law Offices Shepherd & Shepherd, P.A.

200 N. Jefferson, Suite 600
El Dorado, AR 71730
Phone:  (870) 862-2087
Fax:  (870) 862-2747