Frances Sheard

Discovery Attorney

Frances Sheard is an attorney on the WilmerHale DiscoverySolutions team. She joined the firm in 2018.


Ms. Sheard focuses on providing e-discovery and document review support for firm clients across industries and practices. She leverages our in-house cutting-edge technology or third party document review technologies to efficiently provide the most cost effective and accurate document review to our clients. She works seamlessly with our matter teams to build greater efficiency into the process than has ever been possible before. As a WilmerHale employee, she benefits from the ongoing training and development the firm provides its attorneys and staff, and works with the high expectations of performance and quality that pervade the firm. She also provides ongoing support to case teams after document review is complete to supplement the teams' factual knowledge and context for depositions, briefs and trial.

Community Involvement

Ms. Sheard is a volunteer with NAMI Southwest Ohio and the League for Animal Welfare.

Professional Activities

Ms. Sheard is a member of the Dayton Bar Association. She is also admitted to practice before the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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  • Education

    • JD, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1985

      Dean's Honors List, University of Cincinnati Law Review

    • BA, English Literature, University of Cincinnati, 1982

      magna cum laude

      Phi Beta Kappa

  • Admissions

    • Ohio



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