Benjamin Sheppard is an associate in the Firm’s Allentown office, where he works on matters involving beer law, liquor law, licensing, manufacturing, and distribution.
Ben has extensive experience conducting research on judicial opinions regarding a variety of disputes as well as the Post-Conviction Relief Act (PCRA). He has also conducted analysis regarding attorney-client privilege and mitigation of damages issues.
Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Ben served as a judicial law clerk in the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas. He also worked for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project reviewing trial transcripts and drafting materials regarding the viability of innocence claims.
Ben is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Law where he was a member of the Public Contract Law Journal and was recognized with the GW Law Pro Bono Teal Award for completing over 50 hours of pro bono work during law school. He also graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with his B.A. in history and political science.
Published, “Subsequent Remedial Contract Measures: The Case for Applying Rule 407’s Bar on Subsequent Remedial Measures in Breach of Contract Claims,” Journal of Law and Commerce – University of Pittsburgh (2023)
Published, “Missing the Mark: The Case for Removing Cannabis from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List,” 52 Cal. W. Int’l L.J. 587 (2022)
Published, “Contemplating Arbitration in Disputed Congressional Elections: A Case Study with the Closest Senate Election in U.S. History,” 20 U.N.H. L. Rev. 229 (2022)
Published, “The Ballot Is Stronger Than the Bullet: Alaska’s Superior Strict Scrutiny Approach to Ballot Access Laws,” 38 Alaska L. Rev. 183 (2021)
Published, “Carney v. Adams: Standing on Unaffiliated Voters’ Rights,” Geo. Wash. L. Rev. On the Docket (March 13, 2021)
Published, “Half-Baked: Remedying the Confusion Between State Medical Cannabis Protections and Federal Laws on Drug Testing for Federal Contractors,” 43 U. Haw. L. Rev. 231 (2020)
Published, “Going for the Green: Social Equity in the Recreational Cannabis Industry,” 8 Lincoln Mem’l UL Rev. 280 (2020)