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Patricia M. Shumaker, Esq.

Patricia M. Shumaker practices primarily in the areas of complex estate planning, trust and estate administration, elder law, and long-term care planning. Ms. Shumaker provides comprehensive planning for the costs of long-term care including the application and appeal for Medicaid benefits. Ms. Shumaker is a cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law where she was the articles editor for the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Journal and was named to the Order of the Coif.  She is an undergraduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.


Areas of Practice:

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Elder Law and Long-term Care Planning


Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina



  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, J.D. cum laude
  • Law Journal: ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Journal, Articles Editor
  • Moot Court Bar, Competition Team Member
  • President of Women in Law Organization
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts


Honors and Awards:

  • CALI Award in Professional Responsibility , 1999 – 2000
  • Karen Lee Scholarship Award, 1998 – 1999
  • Order of the Coif


Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA), Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and MA Chapter (MANAELA), Member
  • Boston Estate Planning Council (BEPC), Member


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