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Gerald C. Shea

Probate Attorney at Westport, CT

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Jerry Shea

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    New York - NY 32 years
    Connecticut - CT 37 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1991
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Attorney Shea specializes in probate administration, probate litigation, estate planning, and asset protection. He resides in Connecticut and has practiced law since 1985. His cases have included probate disputes and estate planning for clients seeking tax-effective asset protection structures, both international and domestic.

If you seek to: create an efficient, economical and tax effective estate; safeguard your assets for the future; complete probate administration; or secure your rightful inheritance; call or email Shea & Shea today!


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Gerald C. Shea, Esq.
Westport, CT, 06880


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Posted by Susan | January 31, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Confidence in Gerald Shea
Attorney Shea was informative and extremely helpful in guiding me. He is a person to return to for guidance.
Posted by Marlene | January 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
My husband and I had had individual estate planning documents (Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Medical Directives) drawn up during a period when we lived out-of-state. When returning to CT, it was high on our priority list to identify an attorney with the right expertise to assess the adequacy of what was in place and develop whatever changes/additions necessary to conform with CT statues and be as prepared as possible for Probate. For us, not only were we seeking an individual with extensive experience, but we also felt the need for a personal connection; an attorney who could inform, explain and make recommendations in "laymen's terms" and give us the confidence that everything that we needed for our particular circumstances would be prepared promptly and for a reasonable fee. Staff personality was also important. Not to be cliche, but Gerald Shea and his team "checked all the boxes." Two weeks from the time of our initial (free) consultation, we had fully executed, complete documents in our hands. During this process, we learned that our prior Wills were deficient, lacking the details that would have distributed our estate to the appropriate heirs according to our wishes as a blended family. What peace of mind this has brought! We also know that Gerry is there for us for any future questions we may have and/or if there are legal changes that require updating.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Briger & Associates
  • 1989 - 1992
  • 1988 - 1989


  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1991
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • N/A
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  • Shea & Shea
  • Attorney
  • 1992 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
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  • Tax Notes International
  • APA's May Effectively Address Income and Expense
  • 1992

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Westport Probate Lawyer Gerald C. Shea
Gerald C. Shea
Probate Attorney
Westport, CT
Licensed for 37 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available