Maria is exceptional! She is not only well versed and professional, she is compassionate and kind. She helped my husband and I rewrite our Wills, but then a year later helped me after he unexpectedly passed. I was certainly not at my best, and Maria was patient, respectful and gave me time to regroup when needed. In addition, she helped my son construct a Trust, and he felt she explained everything and offered different scenarios that might arise. She is timely in her responses and her work. I recommend her without reservation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you so much, Maria. You and your team have been fantastic!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
I highly recommend The Shinn Law Firm after my experience with Maria preparing all of my estate planning documents. From our first meeting I trusted her to give me expert advice and to guide me through the process smoothly. Working with Maria was a pleasure. I was 100% comfortable throughout. Her staff is excellent, too - friendly and helpful. Overall a very positive experience!
Maria is a very thoughtful, thorough professional. She assisted me with a very complex estate and was instrumental is settling multiple liens against the estate. I cannot say enough words of praise for Maria. A consummate professional with a very steady demeanor and very patient. She took the time to understand all aspects of the process and moved through it all seamlessly all the while keeping me calm and most importantly keeping me calm. I highly recommend her!
I hired Maria Shinn to redo my Will following the death of the last sibling in my family. Ms. Shinn was painstakingly meticulous about matters of bequests, insisting that there be no ambiguity. She also suggested that I discuss these matters with parties involved and achieve their agreement. She guided me through every item of the Medical Power of Attorney, Living Will, General Durable Power of Attorney, and Burial Arrangements, making certain that I had received the agreement of responsible parties. Ms. Shinn has also trained her staff to be accommodating, unfailingly empathetic and cordial. Two trusted friends of more than forty years had recommended Ms. Shinn highly. On the day I signed my final documents, I called to thank them wholeheartedly for their recommendation.
Maria and her staff are awesome to work with! Very knowledgeable with excellent follow-up.
Maria Shinn was recommended by a bank and we couldn't be more happy with her work. She was timely, professional, and friendly at all times And she did the work with care, the results were excellent.
Ms. Shinn assisted me with my late husband's estate. I have never used a lawyer before and certainly never dealt with such a devastating event. Ms. Shinn was extremely professional, helpful, knowledgeable and most importantly to me, was her compassion and concern for “me.” I had no idea what to expect or what to do. Ms. Shinn took care of everything for me and at an affordable price. After leaving her office I went to my car and cried because of the relief and help she gave me. I will certainly use Ms. Shinn in the future and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND her for who needs a lawyer!
My family has used Maria Shinn as our attorney and as far as I'm concerned, she was by far the BEST attorney I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.
My wife and I contacted Maria, her partner Sherry Fry and their staff for wills and other such documents. During our consultation we discussed various options and with their assistance we finalized what we required and received our documents in very little time. We are very pleased with Maria and her staff. They were friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. We highly recommend Maria, Sherry and the staff.
It has been my pleasure to be able to refer family and friends to you. You are such a kind, thoughtful attorney and it is great to have you to refer to -- so many of the people I know, including my parents, need an attorney like you!
Consulted and hired Maria for my brother's probate case, she also suggested estate planning for my wife and myself. Was extremely helpful in suggesting what we needed and took the time to explain everything. Would highly recommend her services. Great attorney, great staff, so pleased with their work.
Maria Shinn and Ann-Marie impressed me with their competence, respect, warmth, and promptness. They helped us with estate planning matters and were simply wonderful to work with! As other legal issues arise in the future, I definitely consider Maria to be "my lawyer." And her pro bono work with my community proves to me that her character and motive is exactly what I want to depend on in sensitive matters.
Easy to work with. Thank you! I recommend Maria Shinn highly! We trusted the advice she gave us in planning our Wills. It was an easy process. Maria is very caring and thorough.
Attorney Shinn was a pleasure to work with. First, she listened carefully to what our needs and wants were. Then she respectfully offered measured advice and was clear about the costs. We hired her to write our Last Will and Testament. She came up with a document that was exactly what we had in mind while applying her expertise to make it ironclad. She also advised and prepared HIPPA-compliant and other health related documents wise to have on file before needs arise.
We were surprised how quickly she created the documents and that no revisions were necessary.
She made a somewhat dreadful and momentous event into something pleasant, convenient and easy.