Testimonials

Finding Maria Shinn was such a blessing for my wife and I. We had so many questions surrounding our up coming marriage and estate planning. We didn't even realize how much we didn't know. Maria walked through all of our concerns and raised points that we had not thought of. So grateful for her patience in taking the time to answer and explain our questions and concerns. She spoke in a language that we could understand. Getting an appointment was simple and we were able to be seen right away every time. We will hire her for any future legal needs that may arise.

 

– Mary

We highly recommend Maria Shinn.  She is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to estate planning for same sex partners.  Everyone in the office went out of their way to make us feel comfortable.  The estate planning process was quick, extremely accurate and fairly priced.

 

– April

Maria is the epitome of compassion and professionalism. She helped us through the adoption process with ease. She knew everything we needed to do and advised us on what to expect. Her counsel was spot on and we recommend her highly.

– Susan
Maria reviewed previous will and trust documents and fully addressed our concerns with documents prepared by another attorney. We decided to prepare new documents. Maria' guidance and patience was greatly appreciated. She addressed areas that the previous attorney never addressed. Very satisfied with both she and Connie in ease of working together. Thanks for making this a good and understandable experience.
– Sue

Maria Shinn was the calm in the biggest storm of my father's life.  My mother passed away and he didn't know where to turn.  A friend of ours recommended we call Maria.  Her patience, intelligence and sensible support was so appreciated by my father and our entire family.  She handled all of my father's concerns with such care and grace.  We were so impressed by her professionalism that we became her clients too!

– Robert and Nanci DiBianca

Maria is very knowledgable, answered all of my questions, and explained things more than once until I understood.  She is very upfront about all costs and expectations.  She shared personal stories and helped beyond just lawyer needs.  I will continue to work with Maria and recommend her to others!

– Dawn

One of my biggest concerns when choosing a new lawyer was finding one that was experienced and well-informed regarding working with guardianships.  I also was looking for an attorney that was ethical and honest and would represent my daughter and me and our best interests well.  Maria Shinn sincerely cares and is concerned about our well-being.  She provided great guidance and advice on certain issues and supported my ideas regarding what was best for my daughter and me.

– Megan M.

Maria is incredibly professional, knowledgeable and responsive. I highly recommend Maria to anyone, but especially to anyone in the LGBTQ community who are parents, interested in becoming parents, or just interested in better affirming your legal rights as a partner. I can't say enough good things about Maria and her work.

– Ann P.

Maria provided me with expert legal help during a very difficult time and was extremely sensitive to my situation. Her fees are reasonable, and I often felt that she was trying to save me money. She explained in simple, easy to understand language the options without pressure to proceed. A sincere person, and a true professional that I will highly recommend to my friends and others.

– L. Neff

Maria Shinn thinks clearly and can get to the point quickly.  She respects her clients and anticipates needs.  She has a smooth way of handling tricky interpersonal issues.

– Karolyn B.

Maria Shinn handled my sister’s estate and later drew up wills and powers of attorney for my partner and me.  I could not have been in better hands.  Maria’s knowledge, skills and professionalism are of the highest calibre.  She is quiet and courteous, but when a situation requires a tough stance, Maria delivers.  I have the highest regard for Maria as both an attorney and a friend.

– Barbara A. Forsyth-Bowley

Maria is extremely knowledgeable in the area of legal rights for the LGBT community and has provided my partner and I with a great sense of security that our relationship is protected. She is the only attorney I would trust to do this for my family.

– Nicholette Leanza

Maria Shinn provides solid legal advice and service in a very personable and friendly manner. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a trusted attorney to cover all the necessary details for proper legal protection.

– Jeany

Thanks to Maria Shinn, and her promptness, intuitive nature and intellect, my many experiences have been extremely positive. She covered all of my bases planning for my future, and was there for me to make the appropriate changes when my future needs changed. Maria's kind, gentle nature is just an added bonus.  Thanks Maria, from JL

– JL

Maria Shinn—professional, knowledgeable, outstanding with the legality of the law.  Her devout sensitivity to highly confidential and personal matters lets you feel at ease.  I trust no other with my legal affairs—Maria Shinn.

– Alice Baburek

We used Maria for our estate planning documents, and we were very impressed with her work.  She is very detailed, professional and knowledgeable.  We would highly recommend her legal services.

– Joe and Jeff

Maria Shinn is professional, thorough, compassionate and trustworthy.  Maria explained all of our legal needs in a way we could understand them.  We are truly grateful to have worked with her.

– Maureen Greeves and Family

We felt like Maria was on our side and working for us. She is very easy to communicate with, knowledgeable and helped us accomplish our goal.

– Jessica and Jen

Thank you so much, Maria.  You and your team have been fantastic!

– Dan

Maria was absolutely wonderful. She walked us through the estate process, answered all of our questions, and came up with a plan that perfectly met our needs. We highly recommend Maria.

– John and Christina

Maria met with me to go over my estate planning options. She listened and took the time to make sure she understood what I wanted. After our meeting, she promptly drafted the documents and shared them electronically for me to review. The only thing left for me to do was to come back in and sign everything. Maria made the process simple for me. She produces quality work that is both timely and cost effective. I would definitely use her services again if needed and have recommended her to colleagues and friends.

– Anonymous

Maria Shinn is not only an exceptional attorney but a sensitive person who recognizes the dynamics when an unfortunate circumstance of the client's resulted in the need for an estate attorney. Her attention to detail and follow through with the legal tasks is expedient and her communication to clients is effective and timely. I have recommended her to others and intend to continue to do so.

– Erna

Working with Maria and her team was a great experience. I found her online through some reliable sites I typically use, and sent her an email. I received a very quick response and from there we set up a call to go over things within the same day. The whole process was pleasant and efficient. We had one meeting to go over everything, were sent documents for review, and held a signing meeting shortly thereafter. Overall, we felt very comfortable working with Maria and would recommend her to anyone seeking to set up their estate.

– Amanda

Thanks to Maria for making our experience comfortable. It was great working with her, and we much appreciated her openness, experience and efficiency in getting our affairs in order. Like most people, this wasn't something we were looking forward to, but knew we had to get it accomplished. Working with Maria made it not only seamless, but painless!

– Jim and Steve

Maria helped me with my Will and estate planning. She took time to discuss the process and how my family would be taken care of. Thank you, Maria, for all of your help!

– Amy

All bases covered...

After procrastinating way too long, we went to Maria to guide us through our estate planning and potential future health considerations. It is such a relief to finally have all of our thoughts and wishes memorialized and prepared. Maria was more than helpful!

– Anonymous

I recommend Maria without reservation. It had been many years since my Will had been drawn. There have been many changes, some quite complex, in the interim. I had been dreading it, but Maria is so knowledgeable that she made it much easier than I expected. I recommend her for whatever legal work you may be needing!

– Lucy

Maria made me feel welcome and confident to proceed, knowing that my individual situation would be addressed in a timely and professional manner. Her legal knowledge is the best I have seen, and her fees were very reasonable given the quality of legal services I received. 

– John C.