Term Ends: 2026
Party: D

Nicole Sheppard is the Democratic Division J judge of the Orleans Parish Civil District Court in Louisiana. She won a first term in the general election on November 18, 2017.

Sheppard earned an undergraduate degree from Southern University at New Orleans and a J.D. from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge.

At the time of her 2017 run for office, Sheppard was the founder of the Sheppard Williams Law Firm. Her professional experience also includes work as an adjunct professor at Dillard University, Southern University at New Orleans, and Delgado Community College and as the host of the local television talk shows Real Life, Traffic Time, and Real Life: Law Edition. Sheppard has served as the academic committee cochair and board vice chair for the Algiers Charter School Association.