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Kristin Wildman Shirahama

Kristin Wildman Shirahama

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts, Guardianship, Social Security

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Elder Law: 35%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Trusts: 20%
  4. Guardianship: 10%
  5. Social Security: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Rebecca Pontikes

    I endorse this lawyer. Kristen is caring and compassionate and thorough. She has a good command on her subject matter and zealously represents her clients.


    Rebecca Pontikes Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Rosenberg, Freedman & Lee LLP

246 Walnut St.
Newton, MA, 02460-1689



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Elder Law Pro Bono Service AwardWomen's Bar Foundation2015
Top Women In the LawLaw & Politics Media2014
Risng StarLaw & Politics Magazine and Boston Magazine2014
Top Women LawyersLaw & Politics Media2013
Rising StarLaw & Politics Media2012
Rising StaLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine and Boston Magazine2010
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine and Boston Magazine2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyRosenberg, Freedman & Lee LLP2013 - Present
AttorneyRosenberg, Freedman & Goldstein LLP2004 - Present
FellowWilmer Hale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School2003 - 2004

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Women's Bar Association of MassachusettsPresident-Elect2015 - Present
Women's Bar Association of MassachusettsVice President of Membership & Statewide Outreach2014 - 2015
Women's Bar Foundation of MassachusettsBoard of Trustees2014 - Present
Corner Co-Op Nursery SchoolBoard Secretary2013 - 2014
Women's Bar Association of MassachusettsBoard Secretary2013 - 2014
The Boston Foundation Professional Advisory NetworkMember2012 - Present
Women's Bar Association of MassachusettsBoard Member2009 - Present
Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, Legislative Policy CommitteeCo-chair2008 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts chapter), Public Policy CommitteeMember2007 - Present
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts chapter)Member2004 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Colby CollegeAmerican StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Boston CollegeMaking Sense of Long-term Care2014
Women's Group, Center Communities Brookline, Hebrew Senior LifeEstate Planning Legal Check-up2013
Women's Bar Foundation Elder Law TrainingRepresenting Elders2013
Women's Bar Foundation Elder Law TrainingRepresenting Elders2012
Aging Parents; Navigating the JourneyPutting Your Affairs In Order: Estate Planning and Long-term Care Financing Concerns2012
Women's Bar Foundation Elder Law TrainingRepresenting Elders2011
A Map Through the Maze: Interdisciplinary Conference for Alzheimer Care ProfessionalsThe New Massachusetts Guardianship Law: What Elder Services Professionals Need To Know2010