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Scott A Shoemaker

Scott A Shoemaker

Scott Shoemaker and Associates, PLC
  • Estate Planning, Probate
  • Iowa
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Biography

My name is Scott Shoemaker, and I am your Personal Family Lawyer.

I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. My youth and young adulthood were spent pursuing my dream of becoming a classical musician. I went so far as to earn degrees in music from Coe College, University of Nebraska, and the University of Iowa. I even spent a few years teaching at a couple of different institutions of high education.

Along the way, I realized my real passion was helping other people bring about their dreams. So I ended up in law school. While I was a student at Nebraska Law, I picked up a few awards – Order of the Barrister, for one. Two CALI Excellence for the Future awards for another. Most importantly, I came out of law school with highly refined skills and a burning desire to help my clients meet their goals.

Roughly five years after graduating from law school, and after pursuing a couple of other legal endeavors, I founded Scott Shoemaker and Associates, P.L.C. It is a law firm laser-focused on helping hard-working people protect the fruits of their labor through careful and intentional estate planning. Through our specialized training, we are able to tap into legal secrets normally reserved for the very wealthy and make them available to doers, who, like you, need real, honest, and reliable legal advice.

Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Iowa
Supreme Court of Iowa
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Member
Scott Shoemaker and Associates, PLC
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Even a tiny inheritance will disqualify your child with special needs from receiving government benefits like Medicaid. Our system ensures that your child can receive both the maximum share of your estate and continue to receive the government benefits they deserve so they have the financial resources to live a complete, fulfilling life.
Contracts Analyst
Pearson
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Provided legal advice to business leadership and content specialists to aid in achieving strategic business objectives. Primary duties included reviewing, drafting, and negotiating various legal documents as required by the business in the context of complex, high-dollar-value state assessment contracts.
Owner
Shoemaker Law Office
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Solely responsible for all aspects of operations of a small law firm. Zealously represented clients in broad range of legal issues, including criminal, family, and civil matters in front of various courts and administrative tribunals. In addition, I managed bookkeeping, marketing, and compliance functions.
Law Clerk
Waggoner Law Office
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Researched and drafted briefs, pleadings, memoranda and other documents for a general civil practice. I was the primary author of briefs to various Nebraska administrative agencies, Nebraska trial courts (county, district, and workers' compensation), Nebraska Court of Appeals, Nebraska Supreme Court, United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Compliance Clerk
National Indemnity Company
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Research issues related to compliance with insurance regulation, draft memoranda primarily for internal use by compliance attorneys and pricing analysts, and maintain records relating to several ongoing compliance initiatives.
Legal Clerk
Nebraskans for Civic Reform
Researched and wrote memoranda in preparation for litigation and on public policy matters concerning the rights of voters in Nebraska.
Adjunct Instructor
Kirkwood Community College
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Taught courses in Music Appreciation, Music Theory, and the History of American Popular Music. Served as co-chair of the Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee.
Licensed Insurance Agent
GEICO
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Handled customer coverage questions in a fast-paced, detail oriented environment. Cross-sold coverages. Assisted in team refresher training.
Education
University of Iowa
Doctor of Philosophy | Music
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University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Master of Music | Music
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Activities and societies: Pi Kappa Lambda
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Coe College
Bachelor of Music | Music
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Activities and societies: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
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Professional Associations
Iowa State Bar
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Firm Website
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Scott Shoemaker & Associates, PLC
Contact & Map
Scott Shoemaker & Associates, PLC
425 Second St SE
Suite 1200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Telephone: (319) 804-8346
Monday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
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