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Shawn Michael Pierson

Wills and living wills Attorney at Lancaster, PA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Law Office of Shawn M. Pierson

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1998
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Shawn started his practice in 2001 with his focus solely on advocating for those struggling with how to be a successful advocate for their loved ones through proper estate planning and asset protection.  Shawn built his practice on his mission of making sure people not only know they have options when it comes to Elder Law, but also that they have an understanding of their options and a solid plan of how to best accomplish them. Whether it is through helping his clients create an estate plan, or helping clients navigate through the process of various nursing home issues or estate administration after a loved one’s passing, Shawn is a local, specialized Elder Law attorney ready to help and educate.  

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Law Office of Shawn M. Pierson
105 East Oregon Road
Lancaster, PA, 17543


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Posted by Barbara | October 29, 2020
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Great experience
We were looking for a lawyer who could assist us with a will, health powers of attorney, financial powers of attorney, and general elder law guidance. After reviewing his background, I knew this was the right attorney for us. He was very personable, explained in detail and kept things quite simple. We were put totally at ease and were very pleased with the results. He and his staff were easy to work with. Highly recommend!!!
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Posted by Betsy | September 1, 2020
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Very highly recommended!
We recently updated our wills and POA's. Shawn was very patient with our many questions and made complicated information easy-to-understand. He was also able to refer us to other professionals to meet related needs that arose during our discussions. This was extremely valuable and important to us and provided great peace of mind. Shawn is very caring and kind, as well as professional and knowledgeable.
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Posted by David | February 26, 2020
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Professional but Kind and Compassionate
Shawn's office came highly recommended and my wife and I were very impressed. We used him for our will and financial/medical power of attorney. Both he and his staff treated us with respect and very clearly explained every step of the process. After our excellent experience, we have often strongly suggested Shawn to our family and friends and to a person, they were equally satisfied. I will continue to recommend and use Shawn Pierson in the future for my legal needs.
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Posted by Shirley | October 24, 2019
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Excellent Elder Law Attorney!
Shawn was very kind and helpful. He made sure to explain things so that I could understand. Excellent customer service from both Shawn and his staff.
Posted by Beth | May 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very caring lawyer
We were looking to update my dad's will and information on Power of Attorney. Shawn and his team were extremely caring and helpful. Every question we had, Shawn was able to answer and give advice on how to handle situations. Shawn and his team are so personable and patient. I can't say thank you enough for all that Shawn and his team did to help us. We were able to update my father's will and get Power of Attorney for financial and health care. His assistance allowed us to make sure my dad and his wishes were clearly stated and followed. If you are looking for someone who shows concern, patience, compassion, knowledge, and helpfulness, Shawn Pierson is the elderly law attorney for you and your elderly parent.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2018
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Excellent Personal Service and Advice
My wife and I recently moved to Pennsylvania and needed to update our wills and powers of attorney. Mr. Pierson reviewed our previous wills, asked about changes in our estate planning objectives, and presented some changes we might want to consider. He not only provided drafts to of the wills and powers of attorney to review but also the time for us to review this documents thoroughly. When the inevitable questions arose, he answered them in ways and with examples that we let us feel we fully understood everything we were signing. We appreciate the time he spent with us and his efforts to make certain we understood and were comfortable with our final documents. It is clear that Mr. Pierson is concerned about meeting the needs and interests of his clients. We would recommend for anyone who has questions about elder law and estate planning.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2016
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Helpful with our unique situation
Shawn was very helpful and respectful of our estate planning needs. He also followed up on our questions regarding tax issues which was extremely helpful and appreciated.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney At Law
  • Law Office of Shawn M Pierson
  • 2002 - Present
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Manor Health Care
  • 1991 - 1998
  • Director of Administration
  • Manor Health Care Corporation
  • 1988 - 1991
  • Elder Planning Attorney
  • Marshall & Associates
  • 1988 - 2001
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  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Temple University
  • M.B.A.
  • 1988
  • Temple University
  • Bachelors Degree, Business, Human Resourses and Law
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Elder Law Attorney


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Corporate Sponsership
  • Brittany's Hope Aiding Abandoned Children Worldwide
  • 2016


  • American Bar Association Journal
  • Elder Law Update 2009
  • 2009
  • Estate Planning Council
  • Care Financing Options for the Old Adult
  • 2004
  • Senior News
  • Why You Need an Elder Law Attorney
  • 2003
  • Today's Lancaster Woman
  • Issues of Aging: Elder Law Explained
  • 2002
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Lancaster Wills and living wills Lawyer Shawn Michael Pierson
Shawn Michael Pierson
Wills and living wills Attorney
Lancaster, PA
Licensed for 25 years