Sheppard-Uziel Law Firm
Representing Clients In San Francisco
And Throughout The Bay Area
Robert J. Sheppard


San Francisco, CA



In 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and again in 2020 (for fifteen consecutive years), Robert was voted "Super Lawyer of Northern California," a distinction reserved for a select few attorneys out of over 50,000 lawyers. He was selected a "Super Lawyer" in the field of Real Estate Law and in conducting Mediations and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Current Employment Position​

  • Senior Partner

Areas Of Practice

  • Real Estate Law
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Premises Liability Law
  • Business/Commercial Disputes
  • Personal Injury/Tort Law
  • General Litigation and Trials
  • Mediations, Arbitration, Dispute Resolution
  • Wills, Trusts, Probate and Estate Planning
  • Rent Board Matters

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1979


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • Juris Doctor Degree - 1978
  • University of Illinois
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude


  • Lecturer, Real Estate Law and Landlord-Tenant Law, Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Lecturer, Real Estate Law and Landlord-Tenant Law, The Rutter Group
  • Lecturer, Real Estate Law and Landlord-Tenant Law, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Public Speaker, Landlord-Tenant Law, State Bar Conventions (four times)

Honors and Awards

  • Voted by peers a "Super Lawyer of Northern California," 2006-2019
  • Temporary Judge, San Francisco Superior Court, 1988 - Present
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System
  • Featured in California Lawyers Magazine, February 1985, "Best of the New Breed of Lawyers"
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate Law, Corporate Counsel, and The American Lawyer
  • Administrative Law Judge, San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration (1979, 1980, 1981)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar Landlord-Tenant Committee, Vice-Chair, 1985 to 1987
  • The Mediation Society, Past President
  • The Mediation Society, Board of Directors, 2007 - 2014
  • Real Estate Neutrals, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Neutral Arbitrator
  • Affordable Housing Alliance, Steering Committee and Founding Member
  • Won Federal Court Asylum Trial for Honduran teenage girl on "humanitarian grounds," November 2018


  • Phi Beta Kappa