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Tammy Singleton-English

Estate planning Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

4.3   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 31 years
    Ohio - OH 32 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Tammy

Learn Tammy’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    The firm provides comprehensive Estate Planning services for clients whose net worth ranges from a few hundred thousand to several million dollars and whose needs range from simple wills, powers of attorney, and living wills to more complex estate plans involving inter vivos ("living") trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts, personal residence trusts, and family gifting programs.

    34 years

  2. Probate
    30%
    Another important area of expertise is that of estate administration and probate, including assisting the executor with all aspects of the estate administration process beginning with the notification of all heirs, marshalling and valuing all assets, through the preparation and filing of all estate related tax returns (Federal Estate Tax, PA Inheritance, Estate Income Tax, Trust Income Tax, and Final Individual Income Tax Return of decedent), and finally obtaining court approval

    34 years

  3. Business
    10%

    34 years

  4. Tax
    10%

    34 years

TAMMY SINGLETON-ENGLISH is the founder of Singleton-English Law Offices, which concentrates in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Business Law, and Taxation of Individuals, Trusts and Estates. Ms. Singleton-English has worked with clients whose net worth ranges from a few hundred thousand to several million dollars.  Prior to founding Singleton-English Law Offices, she was a member of the Estates & Trusts Department at Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., and a member of the Personal Financial Services Group in the Tax Department of Coopers & Lybrand, LLP, in Pittsburgh.  Upon graduation from law school, she practiced law with the Cleveland, Ohio firm of Calfee, Halter & Griswold, where she specialized in Estates and Trusts law.  She graduated from Bucknell University, cum laude with a BSBA (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) and obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  After completing her undergraduate degree, Ms. Singleton-English worked as a CPA with Ernst & Young and was admitted as a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1987.  She was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio in 1991 and in Pennsylvania in 1992.  Ms. Singleton-English is a frequent speaker on estate planning, probate, and tax topics before charitable, professional, and civic groups.  She is a member of several professional associations including the American, Pennsylvania, and Allegheny County Bar Associations; the Ohio State Bar Association; the Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh; and the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.  Ms. Singleton-English currently serves on the Board of the Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh, and is a Council member for the Solo and Small Firm section of the Allegheny County Bar Association.  She holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Location

Tammy Singleton-English
Ste 301
1725 Washington Rd
Pittsburgh, PA, 152411207

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Jenny | February 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
Singleton-English Law Offices was great to work with. I have used their services many times and will continue to use them in the future. Tammy has prepared my tax return for 8 years, and has also prepared all of my estate planning documents (Will, power of attorney, living will). Tammy and her staff are knowledgeable, responsive to client needs, friendly, and provide great service. I highly recommend this law firm!
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Posted by Susan | January 12, 2015
What a great help!!
Both of my parents died in the same year, and I was completely overwhelmed trying to probate 2 estates, take care of my family, and keep current with my job. I could not have managed without the tremendous help from Singleton-English Law Offices. They oversaw every detail of both estates and helped me every step of the way. Their fee was absolutely worth the services and peace of mind that I received. They saved my sanity and my relationship with my brothers. I would definitely use this firm again and have recommended them to several of my friends and coworkers.
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Posted by Pete | December 11, 2014
Pete
Tammy and her staff are very informative, helpful and knowledgeable on all trust account activities. She explained everything to our family and executed the best type of trust account for our situation.
Posted by Bill | October 12, 2014
What a wonderful experience!
I work for the government and as part of my responsibility I deal with many, many lawyers. Recently I needed some personal estate planning and retirement planning work to be completed for myself and my spouse. We hired Singleton-English Law Offices and were thrilled with our experience. The lawyer and her entire staff are extremely knowledgable, and they covered every detail related to our needs. The entire staff is polite, courteous, and very responsive to our every need. This firm also provides tremendous value for the money. I will definitely utilize them again in the future and encourage all of my friends to do so as well.
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Posted by Todd | June 21, 2014
This law firm is GREAT.
My wife and I were scheduled to leave for a trip out of the country while our children stayed at home with their grandmother. My wife was worried that something would happen to us and the kids would not be properly provided for. Tammy and her staff were able to draft wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills for us on very short notice so my wife and I could have the peace of mind of knowing that we had plans in place for the children if any tragedy occurred. We were VERY pleased with the service and results. I highly recommend Singleton-English Law Offices.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2014
Disappointed and frustrated
My father passed away and Tammy was recommended by one of my mother's church friends to handle the estate matters. To say the least, excessive and costly charges to my mother along with the emotional stress of irrelevant charges while trying to cope with the loss of your best friend is hard to watch. My mom, finally fired her last week, and all she got for her thousands of dollars of fees was a small amount of irrelevant paperwork that shocked us all. She is out for herself and not in the business to truly service people in need at a fair and reasonable manner. Stay away and go to someone who cares. This is my opinion and I stand by it when asking to review this lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 195-235 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Singleton-English Law Offices
  • 1995 - Present
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Cohen & Grigsby, PC
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Tax Department
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Calfee Halter & Griswold
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Staff Accountant
  • Ernst & Young, CPAs
  • 1985 - 1987
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Education

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Bucknell University
  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration
  • 1985

Associations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Women in Law Division
  • 2008 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Committee
  • Council Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Committee
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Probate and Trust Section
  • 1993 - Present
  • Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Committee
  • Chairperson
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • American Bar Association Advisory Panel
  • Panelist
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland
  • Member
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Probate Committee
  • Member
  • 1990 - 1993
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2011
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • CPA
  • 1987 - 1994
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • CPA
  • 1987 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • 1987

Speaking Engagements

  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Estate Planning and Planning a Christian Will
  • 2013
  • Delta Gamma
  • Planning Ahead for Disability and Death
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Fundamentals of Estate Administration
  • 2009
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • How to Write a Will
  • 2008
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Fundamentals of Estate Administration
  • 2007
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Life, Then Death, Who Should Be at the Table
  • 2005
  • Welcome Wagon Club of Upper St. Clair
  • The Basics of Estate Planning
  • 1997
  • Financial Planning for All Stages of a Woman's Life
  • Probate: How Does it Work?
  • 1996
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Living Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • 1996
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Fraud and the Elderly
  • 1996
  • Financial Planning for All Stages of a Woman's Life
  • Living Trusts
  • 1995
  • Coopers & Lybrand
  • Personal Resource and Estate Planning Inventory
  • 1988
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Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Dec 09
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"I endorse this lawyer. She is very good ."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 01
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"I endorse this lawyer. She has the experience and the right background to handle your matter properly."
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Pittsburgh Estate planning Lawyer Tammy Singleton-English
Tammy Singleton-English
Estate planning Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 32 years