Joe Shepack began his education in Chicago’s public school system in the ‘70s. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 1979 and his juris doctor from the University of Kansas in 1983. Following his admission to the Kansas Bar, Joe began his law career as the County Attorney in Meade County, Kansas. After 10 years of service to Meade County, Joe moved to Ellsworth County, where he served as the County Attorney and Counselor for 24 years. From 2007-2017, Joe also served as the County Attorney and Counselor for Stafford County, Kansas.
In 2017, Joe left public service to focus on building a private criminal defense and civil law practice. He entered into an Of Counsel relationship with the Law Office of Donald E. Anderson II, LLC, where he offers client of both firms excellent representation in both criminal defense and civil cases.
In addition to his long legal career in Kansas, Joe was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1991 after completing the rigorous College of the State Bar of Texas. Joe is licensed to practice in multiple Federal Courts, including the US Supreme Court, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the US Claims Court, the US District Court for Northern District of Illinois, and the US District Court for Western District of Oklahoma.
Joe’s primary practice areas include:
- Criminal Defense
- Local government law
- Ad Valorem Taxation at both the local and state level
- Probate matters including wills, trusts, estate administration, guardianships, conservatorships, and estate planning
- Oil and gas law
- Civil litigation involving real property, liens, and agricultural matters.