Maria Shinn Esq

Maria Shinn Esq

The Shinn Law Firm, LLC
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
  • Ohio
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Summary

Maria strongly believes that every couple and family, both traditional and non-traditional, deserve the same quality legal services and the same legal protections for themselves and their loved ones. Maria specializes in estate planning, probate administration, elder law and legal services for non-traditional families.

Education
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
J.D. (1997)
Honors: Magna cum laude
Muskingum College
B.A. / Business, Public Affairs (1990)
Honors: Summa cum laude
Professional Experience
Attorney/Owner
The Shinn Law Firm, LLC
- Current
When you need to plan for the future by creating an estate plan, find help when a loved one passes away, or get legal advice about an elderly family member, contact Attorney Maria Shinn. Since founding her law firm in 2000, Maria has focused primarily on estate planning, probate and estate administration, elder law and nontraditional family law. This focus allows Maria to provide exceptional legal services to clients throughout Northeast Ohio.
Senior Partner
Shinn Lanter, LLP
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Attorney
Maria L. Shinn, LLC
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Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning for the Non-Traditional Family, Greater Cleveland Adoption and Foster Care Fair at LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland
Legal Protections for LGBT Community, Cleveland Couples Together
Legal Protections for Non-Traditional Families, MetroHealth GSA Mini-Film Series and Panel
Equality Ohio and PFLAG Cleveland
Estate Planning for the Non-Traditional Family: Ways to Protect You, Your Partner and Your Children, MetroHealth Gay-Straight Alliance
Protecting our Community: Legal Issues in the LGBT Community, PFLAG Cleveland
Legal Issues for LGBT Individuals, Couples, and Families, MetroHealth Gay-Straight Alliance
Estate Planning Basics, Con
LawReviewCle
Legal Protections for LGBT Elder, A Legal Workshop with an Elder Law Focus, Community Center of Greater Cleveland
Legal Issues for Non-Traditional Families, Cleveland VA Medical Center
Legal Protections for LGBT Seniors, Jewish Family Service of Akron
A Legal Workshop with an Elder Law Focus, Parma VA Center
Legal Protections for LGBT Seniors, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Legal Protections for LGBT Seniors, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
Legal Protections for Seniors and Non-Traditional Families, Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio
Additional Legal Protections for Non Traditional Families, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Legal Protections for LGBT Seniors, Aging and Sage-ing Conference, Rocky River, Ohio
Custody and Adoption for Non-Traditional Families, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Ohio Northwestern University College of Law
Legal Issues for Non-Traditional Families, Northeast Ohio Financial Planing Association
Preparing for the Freedom to Marry in Ohio, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
Unfinished Business: The State of LGBT Rights Post-Obergefell (Family Law: Part I), Continuing Legal Education Seminar
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
A Legal Workshop with an Elder Law Focus, Parma VA Center
Same Sex & Transgender Birth Certificates in Ohio, OPHA Vital Statistics Section Conference, Columbus, Ohio
Planning Non-Traditional Families During the Trump Presidency, Continuing Legal Education Seminal
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
What LGBTQ Individuals / Families Need to Know about Estate Planning, PFLAG Cleveland
LGBT Parenting Seminar, Lakewood, Ohio
Awards
Volunteer of the Year
VNA Cleveland Hospice
Volunteer of the Year
VNA Cleveland Hospice
I have served as a volunteer attorney with VNA Hospice since 1998.
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
Member
Current
West Shore Bar Association
member
Current
Ohio Women's Bar Association
member
Current
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
member
Current
Lakewood Services Corp.
Board member
- Current
Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
Board member
- Current
Lakewood Foundation
Board member
- Current
Lakewood City Academy
Board member
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LGBT Center of Great Cleveland
Board member
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LakewoodAlive
Board member
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Harrison Elementary PTA
President
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Adoption Network Cleveland
Board member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I work with each client to develop the right fee structure for the client, whether it be a flat fee, hourly fee, or hybrid.
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Non-Traditional Families
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
12511 Madison Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44107-5004
USA
Telephone: (216) 228-4791
Fax: (216) 539-9594