Patricia M. Shumaker

Of Counsel


Patricia M. Shumaker practices primarily in the areas of complex estate planning, trust and estate administration, elder law, and long-term care planning. She provides comprehensive planning for the costs of long-term care, including the application and appeal for Medicaid benefits. Patricia 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.


J.D., cum laude, University of South Carolina School of Law

Bachelor’s Degree, University of Massachusetts, Amherst



North Carolina

South Carolina

honors & awards

CALI Award in Professional Responsibility (1999-2000)

Karen Lee Scholarship Award (1998-1999)

Order of the Coif


Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA), Member

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and MA Chapter (MANAELA), Member

Boston Estate Planning Council (BEPC), Member