Ms. Samantha L. Shepherd, JD, LLM, CELA

Ms. Samantha L. Shepherd, JD, LLM, CELA: Attorney with Shepherd Elder Law Group, LLC


As the founding attorney of Shepherd Elder Law Group, LLC. Samantha actively practices in both Kansas and Missouri. Her practice areas encompass elder law, estate planning, long-term care planning and asset protection, Medicaid and VA planning, trust administration, guardianships and special needs planning.

Samantha earned her JD in 1994 from Boston College Law School and subsequently earned her LLM in Estate Planning from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Ms. Shepherd is an officer on the Board of the MO Chapter of NAELA and serves as a member of NAELA’s National Board (an elected position). Previously, Ms. Shepherd served as Chair of the Missouri Bar Elder Law Committee and as the President of the Missouri Chapter of NAELA. She is an active member of both the Kansas and Missouri Chapters of NAELA. She is a CELA, a Certified Elder Law Attorney, as designated by the National Elder Law Foundation.

She also received Super Lawyers.

Board of Directors, Missouri Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Committee Chair, Membership Committee, Missouri Chapter of NAELA, earned CELA distinction July 2012.

Areas of Practice (22)

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children
  • Estate Planning for the Disabled
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Family Trusts
  • Living Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Adult Guardianship
  • Advance Directives
  • Conservatorship
  • Elder Guardianship
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Guardianship
  • Incompetency Proceedings
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Trust
  • Estate Planning & Probate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
913-735-8035  Phone
913 333-3533  Phone
913 333-3525  Fax
University Attended:
Newcomb College, Tulane University of Louisiana, B.A., 1990
Law School Attended:
Boston College, J.D., 1994; University of Missouri, Kansas City, LL.M.
Year of First Admission:
1994, Massachusetts; 1998, Maine; 2007, Missouri; 2012, Kansas
The Missouri Bar (Member, Sections on: Probate and Elder Law); American Bar Association; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
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