Adam Sheppard was repeatedly recognized as a "Rising Star" in the area of criminal defense in Super Lawyers magazine and in Chicago Magazine, (only 2.5 percent of lawyers in Illinois receive this honor and the selection process is based on peer review, Adam served multiple terms as co-editor-in-chief of the Young Lawyers Journal/CBA Record Magazine. Adam has been selected as a "panel" attorney in federal court, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois — a private attorney deemed qualified for appointment to represent criminal defendants in federal cases pursuant to Criminal Justice Act. Adam sits on the editorial board of the CBA Record and as well on the executive council of the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association and he is also admitted into the federal trial bar. Adam has authored numerous legal articles which have been published in respected legal periodicals. See Publications Below. Adam has also lectured to the CBA Young Lawyers Committee and at John Marshall Law School on search and seizure issues. Prior to joining Sheppard Law Firm, P.C., Mr. Sheppard gained extensive trial experience with the Cook County Public Defender's Office where he was honored to be the recipient of the Jack Carey Merit Award Scholarship.