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Shadi Ala’i Shaffer

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Phone: (714) 966-2646
Fax: (714) 966-1646

17702 Mitchell N #101
Irvine, California 92614

Attorney Shadi Shaffer completed her Bachelor of Arts in Law & Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The following year, she went on to complete her Masters Certificate while studying abroad in Spain. Attorney Shaffer thereafter completed her Juris Doctorate degree in San Diego, California in 2002 and was proudly admitted to the State Bar of California in November 2002. 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. As an Attorney, she worked for the underserved at the San Diego Labor Board. She then joined a legal defense firm where she represented large insurance companies and hotels located throughout California. Shortly after, Attorney Shaffer opened her own firm so she could provide clients with exceptional legal representation and personalized client service of a different caliber than she had experienced thus far. She started the Asset Protection & Elder Law Center with her like-minded partner Patrick P. Phancao, in an effort to build a law practice dedicated to providing the level of sophisticated legal representation one would expect at a large firm combined with the personal attention of a boutique firm. To date, the firm receives the majority of its business through referrals, which shows the commitment and quality representation the two partners have provided to their clients. 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. Attorney Shaffer is active in the community, both here and abroad. She has volunteered overseas helping orphaned children. She has worked with at risk teens through the Orange County Bar Association, continues to provide numerous pro bono hours to her community, and has served as a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. Attorney Shaffer’s passion is educating clients about estate planning and the law in general. She strives to provide individuals and families with an estate plan that will act as a foundation to protect everyone they love and everything they own. Her warmth and passion toward estate planning has forged long-lasting relationships with her clients, many of whom regard her as counsel and friend.


J.D., California Western School of Law

B.A., Political Science, Law & Society, UC Santa Barbara

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Orange County Bar Association

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Client Reviews
"I needed a trust expert to handle a complex issue for me and Shadi was the perfect attorney. She was very responsive and provided a thorough detailed answer. Very highly recommended." Nick G.
"My experience with Shadi and Patrick stem from a Ten year relationship. When it comes to estate planning and trusts they are my go to and only law firm is Phancao & Shaffer aka Asset Protection & Elder Law Center. When asked for the name of a trust law firm. They are the one. Best firm hands down." Karen I.
"I'm CPA and have been working with Asset Protection & Elder Law Center for over 10 years. They do all my trust work as well as other general counsel items and I have never thought of taking my services elsewhere. In fact, if my clients ask for an Estate Attorney, they are the only firm I recommend. Get your trust in order and do it with the Asset Protection & Elder Law Center!" Steve F.
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