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Shadi Ala'i Shaffer
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
  • California
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Timothy M Kowal June 4, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Clients dealing with legal issues planning for the death of a parent are in a uniquely vulnerable state. Obviously, they have questions about the law. But more than that, they face tensions with siblings and other family, financial concerns, and all while dealing with deeply personal emotions surrounding the impending loss of a mother or father. I can think no one better suited to helping a client in this position than Shadi. Shadi is both an exceptional lawyer, and an exceptional human.
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John C. August 13, 2020
Wonderful Trust Attorney to work with Shadi did my living trust after my daughter was born. She's been educating me for years on how important the trust is to a family. She had educated me enough for me to encourage my parents to do their trust few years back, but I wasn't thinking about myself until I have my first kid. She was very patience and guided me and my wife through the whole process. Even though my wife has a great trust attorney for her family, but she felt that Shadi is lot more experience after her meeting with us. Now we feel lot more peaceful in our heart after the trust was done. Thank you Shadi
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Shadi Shaffer focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate and Trust Administration. Prior to her legal career, Attorney Shaffer had an extensive and diverse work history, which helped her gain skills that have proven invaluable to her legal practice.

Attorney Shaffer opened her own firm so she could protect families, children, and businesses from the CA Probate system and serve as an advocate to prevent clients from the court system. She started the Asset Protection & Elder Law Center over 15 years ago with her best friend (25 years and counting!) Patrick P. Phancao. We wanted to build a law firm that is focused on life long relationship with our clients where we can be there for them through all stages of their lives.

Since its formation, the Asset Protection & Elder Law Center and its staff have shown an uncompromising commitment to client service and responsiveness. Throughout its growth, Attorney Shaffer continues to provide individual attention, sound counsel, and cost effective representation. Our motto is: "To Educate, Motivate, and Protect" - something we have been doing successfully here for over 15 years :)
Her warmth and passion in estate planning has forged long-lasting relationships with her clients and their families - many of whom regard her as counsel and friend.

Attorney Shaffer is active in the local community and does a lot of charitable giving through legal work, donations, and volunteer time. She was a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters OC and has been on the Board of Stand Up for Kids OC for over 10 years. She loves helping homeless youth get off the streets and into safe homes where they can get back on track with their life and have a support system to help them succeed. She is a self made entrepreneur who is truly passionate about helping others - she is not your typical attorney and your experience with her, Patrick and the entire Asset Protection & Elder Law team will renew your faith in attorneys!

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Elder Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Trust Administration
  • Asset Protection
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
ID Number: 220773
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Farsi: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Partner / Attorney
Asset Protection & Elder Law Center
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Associate Attorney
Landau Law Group
Employee Rights Center
California Western School of Law
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University of California - Santa Barbara
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Behind the Scenes Volunteer
Stand Up For Kids Orange County
Board member, volunteer and advocate against youth homelessness in Orange County.
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For The Unseen
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Stand Up For Kids OC
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Orange County Bar Association
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County
Big Sister
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California State Bar  # 220773
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Articles & Publications
Estate Planning and Trusts
California Business Journal
Speaking Engagements
Trust Talk Radio
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Asset Protection & Elder Law Center Website
Contact & Map
Asset Protection & Elder Law Center
17702 Mitchell North
Irvine, CA 92614
Telephone: (714) 966-2646
Fax: (714) 966-1646
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