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|SC||Suspended - Administrative||2001||05/24/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Five Star Financial Services Professional in Boston||Boston Magazine||2016|
|Reader's Choice for Best Attorney in Norwell||The Patriot Ledger||2016|
|Order of the Coif||University of South Carolina School of Law||2000|
|Cum Laude||University of South Carolina||2000|
|CALI Award in Professional Responsibility||University of South Carolina School of Law||1999|
|Karen Lee Scholarship Award||University of South Carolina School of Law||1998|
|Partner||PYWL, P.C.||2010 - Present|
|Trust, Estate and Elder Law Attorney||Seegel Lipshutz & Wilchins LLP||2009 - 2010|
|Trust and Estates Attorney||Moore & Van Allen PLLC||2000 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2009 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts chapter)||Member||2009 - Present|
|Boston Estate Planning Council||Member||2009 - Present|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst||Economics||BA||1992|
|Boston Globe||Selecting the Best Estate Planning Strategy||2015|
|Wayfair||Selecting the Best Estate Planning Strategy||2014|
|Smartpak||Selecting the Best Estate Planning Strategy||2014|
|Signet||Selecting the Best Estate Planning Strategy||2014|
|NE Organ Bank||Selecting the Best Estate Planning Strategy||2014|
|N. Shore Community Workshop||Selecting the Best Estate Planning Strategy||2014|
|Gallery Group||Selecting the Best Estate Planning Strategy||2014|
|Forsyth Institute||Selecting the Best Estate Planning Strategy||2014|
|Estate Planning Workshop at FLIR||Selecting the Best Estate Planning Strategy||2014|
|Estate Planning Workshop at Bell Foundation||Selecting the Best Estate Planning Strategy||2014|
|Emerson Swan||Selecting the Best Estate Planning Strategy||2014|
Posted by Chet
My Mother has been a client of Tricia's for 5 years now, and I have had the privilege of working with Tricia as my Mom's needs have evolved over that time. I cannot say enough about the personal investment of time and energy that Tricia offered to my Mom and my family throughout this process.
I used to think of an estate plan as something you put in place and left on the shelf until after you pass. Tricia helps you see that the real challenges can come when the client is still alive but aging, and you have to figure out how to make the money last. In the last year, my Mom's memory has been failing, and she had to move out of her home to Assisted Living. It is a difficult transition for anyone, and especially so for an independent woman like my Mom.
Stressful family dynamics can make a difficult situation even more complex. Certainly in my case, the family dynamics became a huge issue. Tricia stayed crystal clear that my Mother is the client; discussions remained focused on her needs and were always respectful of Mom's right to self-determination. Tricia took the time to understand how my mother expresses herself, especially when faced with another difficult family member. Tricia extended incredible patience to all family members, helping them to know that they are heard. Most importantly, Tricia treats my Mom with incredible care and genuine concern, helping to guide her through the decisions she faces, and anticipating the complications that may still lie ahead.
Tricia brings the excellent, very knowledgeable legal counsel you would want when making estate plans for yourself or your loved ones. But Tricia also goes far above and beyond in truly getting to know the family and your needs, and in offering creative options when you need them most. She is well connected with other experts whom she can tap into as needed. Tricia's practice honestly seems to be a labor of love.
Posted by Janice
I came to PYWL and Tricia because my mom's condo had been placed into the wrong type of trust when it was purchased. I wish that I had known about her sooner, she was so helpful and efficient. She even came to the house to make it easier for my mom, who is 89, to sign everything.
I recently had to pay another visit to her as some circumstances have changed and was given the same caring and well informed treatment. I am confident that following her counsel is my best course of action and we are proceeding as such.
Caring for an elderly parent is taxing and stressful, financially and emotionally. Tricia is adept at helping to reach the proper conclusions while being supportive and pleasant. She is wonderful to deal with and I highly recommend her services.
Robert Withrow, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Patricia Shumaker is extremely knowledgeable in the fields of Elder Law and Estate Planning. She provides comprehensive service to her clients and is willing to go above and beyond to meet her clients needs. Patricia is also extremely personable, able to explain difficult in complex concepts in a manner that is easy to understand.
Anne Jaffe, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Patricia Shumaker on several matters, and she has a good understanding of this tricky and very complicated area of the law. I highly endorse Attorney Shumaker for elder and Medicaid law, estate planning and probate law.