Attorney Scott Shoemaker’s estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures tomorrow. He excels in guiding clients through the often-confusing maze of financial and legal decisions needed to create plans that ensure the well-being of their families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals. His considerable legal expertise includes family protection, wealth preservation, and values-based planning. Scott has the tools to plan for same- and opposite-sex couples, unmarried couples and divorced individuals. Whether you are married or single, with a family, however you define it, just starting out or looking back on a life well-lived, Scott will help you to craft a plan that achieves your goals for your loved ones today and for years to come.
Scott graduated in the top half of his class from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2014. While a student at Nebraska Law, Scott was awarded the Order of the Barristers recognizing his skill in the courtroom and was twice awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, an award reserved for those earning the highest grade in the courses in which they were enrolled. Scott also earned coveted seats on the College’s mock trial and moot court teams. Prior to establishing Scott Shoemaker and Associates, P.L.C., Scott worked in the legal department of NCS Pearson, Inc., negotiating complex, high-dollar-value contracts for state assessment products.
Outside of work, Scott exhibits a strong commitment to community service, having served as the President of the Board of Directors for Cedar Rapids PrideFest, Secretary of the Board of Directors of PFLAG Cedar Rapids, Secretary of the Board of Directors of Family Promise of Linn County, as a director of the Iowa Music and Arts Association where he helps plan the annual and award-winning Tournament of Drums drum corps competition. He has also served on the board of directors for the Alliance Center of Linn County, on the advisory counsel for the Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids LGBT Youth Initiative, and on the Session of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Scott has been married to his wife Amy since 2010. They have two children, Joey and Elizabeth.
We are looking forward to the opportunity to help you make sure your family is well looked after after you're no longer able to do so.
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