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Valerie Ann Shivers

Elder law Attorney at Sayville, NY

4.6   9 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2007
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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VALERIE A. SHIVERS has concentrated her practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, elder law planning, special needs planning and residential and commercial real estate. She is dedicated to providing creative solutions to the long term legal, financial, and medical care planning needs of senior citizens and their families. 

Ms. Shivers is also involved in many professional and social service organizations.  She is a member of the Alzheimer’s Association and is an accredited Veterans Affairs Attorney. She is a member of elder section of the New York State Bar Association, and a member of the Nassau County and Suffolk County Bar Associations. Additionally Ms. Shivers serves as a Committee Chair Member for the Nassau County Bar Association Wellness Committee and is on the Board of Directors for the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce.  She frequently shares her knowledge with community groups and professional organizations.

Ms. Shivers is the host of the radio show “Will You Trust Me” airing every Saturday morning at 11:30am on LI News Radio where she discusses the importance of estate planning and asset protection. Ms. Shivers lives in Sayville with her husband and three little boys. She enjoys boating, cooking and all things Disney.



Valerie A. Shivers
Valerie A. Shivers, P.C.
1225 Franklin Ave
Suite 325
Garden City, NY, 11530
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  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Linda | March 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind and compassionate Attorney
I generally don’t take the time to write reviews but I feel it’s important to let the public know how incredibly satisfied I have been with Valerie and her staff. This has been a challenging year for my family. We suffered from the loss of a parent and placement of another into a nursing home. Valerie has been our attorney for quite some time and the planning that she had recommended a few years ago saved all of my parents assets. The movement of my mom into a nursing home has been seamless and far less troublesome than it would have been had we not created a trust over five years ago. I just want to say thank you for listening during the difficult times and lending not only a professional ear but a kind shoulder to cry on. I highly recommend Valerie Shivers.
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Posted by Lauren | April 26, 2018
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Professional and Compassionate
I can't thank Valerie enough for guiding me and my family through very important and sometimes difficult times. She helped us navigate through the process of getting my grandmother the best care when she became ill, and protecting her property and assets. She's also helped us prepare our own will and guided us through the intimidating process of buying a home. Valerie and her team demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and compassion and I have recommended her practice to family and friends.
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Posted by Leslie Jantz | March 26, 2018
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Best Attorney, Best Service, Best Advice
We used Valerie Shivers to help us with our trust, and also a very complicated real estate transaction. I know without a doubt this deal wouldn't have happened if she were not involved. She went way above and beyond what she was retained to do, in order to help us close on our new home. I will never use another attorney's office again. She saved the deal. Regarding our trust, she was extremely patient in explaining everything to my husband and I when we didn't fully understand something. She gave us great advice and suggestions to protect our assets and help us plan appropriately for our future and for the future of our children. She made us look at things in a way we never would have even thought of before. She's incredibly smart, nice and helpful. Here entire staff is so pleasant, warm, and welcoming right from the moment you walk in the door. You owe it to yourself and whatever transaction you are working on to give Valerie Shivers' office a call. Her office is more than highly recommended by myself, and my entire family.
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Response from Valerie Shivers March 27, 2018
Leslie Thank you so much for your kind words. It is a pleasure to work with your family and we look forward to representing you in the future. Best of luck in your beautiful new home!
Posted by Joseph | December 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Attorney
I've been using Valerie for a few years, and I could not be more satisfied with her professional manner and her eagerness to complete the task at hand. She is very hard working and a pleasure to work with on any Real Estate Transaction.
Response from Valerie Shivers March 27, 2018
Joseph We greatly appreciate the positive feedback. We look forward to working with you in the future.
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and detailed oriented.
Responded to phone calls and emails in a timely manner. dealt with sensitive issues professionally. Covered all aspects of the sale of our home with the highest professionalism. Loved Valerie and her whole staff!! They were pleasant and friendly!
Posted by Natalie | May 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome knowledgeable attorney!
I highly recommend Valerie Shivers for both estate planning as well as real estate transactions. She is not only knowledgeable and highly responsive but also very personable and easy to speak with. She handled both the sale of my old home and purchase of my new home, with ease. When it was time to and draw up a will and make sure my assets would be covered using Mrs. Shivers again was a no-brainer.
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Posted by Esther | May 13, 2013
Trusted Attorney
My parents are both at the point in their lives where they need help with their financial issues as well as some health issues. I found Valerie at a point in my life when it was all becoming too overwhelming for me. Both my mother and father are suffering from illnesses that are forcing life changes at this point. My father's business had to be sold and the work that went along with that was so much more than I anticipated. My mother's deteriorating health made it clear a nursing home had to be found for my father. Valerie has the ability to be caring and attentive on a personal level yet has the professionalism and knowledge to guide someone toward the best outcome for their personal needs. Valerie helped me create a plan to care for my parents financially and legally. My parents' situation has shown me that it is never too soon to start planning for one's future. Valerie is not only our "family" attorney who we go to with trust and confidence, but she has become a friend that we value more than words.
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Posted by Christina | March 5, 2010
As first time homebuyers, my husband and I did not know what to expect. We were nervous about the process as it was totally unfamiliar to us. Valerie Shivers guided us through the uncertainties and worked hard to ensure the deal went smoothly. Valerie successfully coordinated the numerous parties involved in order to streamline the transaction and get the deal done efficiently. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with Valerie as she made everything extremely easy and convenient for us. Valerie was by our side during the entire process and available to answer any concerns or questions that arose along the way. It was stress free! Buying a house could not have been made any easier! We have recommended Valerie to all of our family and friends. She is a true professional!”
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Posted by Jill | June 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Terrible. Do not recommend.
It’s a long story and I explained it in detail In another review. Ultimately, unfortunately this will be handled in family court when the time comes. Maybe she will be good for your case, but in mine neither she or her assistant Rose were ethical or truthful. They did not help my situation and instead made it far worse.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Valerie A. Shivers, P.C.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • Brosnan & Hegler, LLP
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Davidow, Davidow, Siegel & Stern
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Clerk
  • Grabie & Grabie, LLP
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Clerk
  • Law Office of William T. LaVelle
  • 2000 - 2006
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  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Binghamton University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Veterans Affairs Attorney
  • Veterans Affairs
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar - Realty Connect USA
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection
  • 2013
  • Financial Empowerment for Women - Planning and Preserving your Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Guardianship Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I can't recommend Valerie Shivers strongly enough. I recently referred Ms. Shivers a client in need of guardianship work and she has been knowledgeable, diligent, and has gone above and beyond the call of duty to take care of the clients needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Valerie is an extremely gifted and talented attorney who is truly passionate about protecting her clients' interests. I wholeheartedly endorse and recommend her legal services."
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