Who is Shanelle Schmitz ?

Shanelle Schmitz is an attorney whose practice focuses on counseling and designing individualized estate plans that facilitate the financial and legacy goals of individuals and families. Along with estate planning, she counsels individuals and families on estate administration.

Her practice also includes elder law, business law, and she represents clients in probate court in will contests, contested trust administration matters, guardianships, and conservatorships. Shanelle has chosen to focus on the areas of estate planning, trust administration, elder law, and probate law because she enjoys being able to help her clients ensure their loved ones are protected and thereby providing her clients peace of mind. She also enjoys helping her clients navigate the legal system upon the death or incapacity of their loved ones. She appreciates learning about her clients’ lives and building long-lasting relationships with her clients.

Shanelle is a member of the Arizona State Bar and is admitted to practice in the Federal District Courts of Arizona. She graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2010, and she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management in business administration in 2006.

Before joining the Ronald Zack, PLC law firm, Shanelle worked as a judicial law clerk for a trial court judge, and an appellate court judge. Shanelle also worked as an Arizona Assistant Attorney General, civilly prosecuting individuals and businesses that were in violation of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act. Shanelle has experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation matters, including breach of contract and consumer fraud cases.

Outside of work, Shanelle is a member of the Morris K. Udall Inn of Court and a volunteer for Wills for Heroes. She enjoys spending time with her family, creating clay mosaic artwork, and hiking the many beautiful trails in Southern Arizona.


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