Shirley M. Diefenbach began her law practice in New York where she was an associate of a nationally recognized Elder Law and Estate Planning law firm. Through her many years of practice, she has had the opportunity to help hundreds of families with their estate planning and trust and estate administration needs.
Shirley earned her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City and her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland. While in law School, Shirley was the Internet Editor of the Arts & Entertainment Law Journal and a member of the Tax Clinic. In that capacity, she represented low-income taxpayers in audits, administrative appeals, offers in compromise and other tax collection matters.
Shirley is admitted to practice law in New York and North Carolina.
On a personal note, Shirley has been married to her husband, Scott since 1999, and has a son, Nathan, born in 2008. She enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.
Languages spoken: English, Hebrew
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I strongly and highly recommend Shirley Diefenbach as a caring and diligent Trusts & Estates lawyer specializing in the areas of Trust and Estate Administration, Elder Law, Special Needs and Estate Planning, Guardianship and Estate Litigation. Shirley is a skilled and dedicated Trusts & Estates attorney. In focusing her practice in the specialty of Trusts & Estates, she can handle all areas of concern in this particular practice area. Shirley takes her role in the team of professionals assisting any family with their estate planning needs very seriously. Shirley has years and depths of estate planning experience. She is able to give advice to her clients that will allow them to set a secure plan today to protect their families in the future in any of life’s circumstances that may arise.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Partner||Walker Lambe Rhudy Costley & Gill, LLC||2014 - Present|
|Associate||Walker Lambe Rhudy Costley & Gill, PLLC||2011 - 2014|
|Attorney||Vincent J. Russo & Associates, PC||2003 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Durham County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Wake County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Walker Lambe Newsletter||What do do when a loved one passes away||2013|
|Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|