Judge Shepherd, Bettendorf, was appointed to the bench in 2021. Born in Clinton, Iowa, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in 1997 and her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2003. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she served as an Assistant County Attorney in Clinton and Scott County. Judge Shepherd is a member of the Clinton County Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, and the Iowa Judges Association. She is married and has two children.