Practice Areas

Professional Background

Professional Vision

Attorney Shelley Steuer, whose practice focuses on estate planning and estate administration, has practiced in Northampton since 1990. Prior to that, she served as an attorney advisor for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and an assistant regional attorney for the Department of Health and Human Services. While Attorney Steuer appreciates the increasing complexity of the issues in the estate planning field, she strives to develop pragmatic solutions for all of her clients’ legal problems.


  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • State University of New York, B.A., summa cum laude, 1975


Bar Associations

  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts

Honors and Awards

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers in estate planning and probate, 2018-2021, 2023

Professional Activities

Attorney Steuer has previously served on the following boards and councils:
  • Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Hospice of Hampshire County, Board of Directors
  • VNA & Hospice of Cooley Dickinson, Board of Directors
  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Health Care Corporation, Board of Directors
  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Board of Directors