Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., a leading multidisciplinary law firm serving Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York, is proud to announce that one of its shareholders, Attorney Michele J. Feinstein, was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022. Long recognized as one of the preeminent attorneys in western Massachusetts, Attorney Feinstein was once again chosen for The Best Lawyers in America list for her outstanding contributions to the fields of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates, along with Litigation in Trusts and Estates. She has been chosen for the list every year since 2013.
Best Lawyers has served as the definitive guide for legal talent since its first publication in 1983. Attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America list for 2022 are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from peers in the legal field. Through a peer-review assessment, attorneys are ranked based on the quality of their law practices and breadth of legal expertise.
With a well-earned reputation for her work in estate planning and administration, elder law, probate litigation, health law, and corporate and business planning, Attorney Feinstein has also been repeatedly chosen for the Massachusetts Super Lawyers® and Super Lawyers Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts lists and has been certified as an Advanced Estate Planner® designee by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils.
A lifelong resident of Longmeadow, Attorney Feinstein graduated summa cum laude from Boston University and cum laude from Western New England University School of Law where she served as a member of the Law Review. She received her Master of Laws in taxation from Boston University School of Law.
In addition to her active memberships with the Hampden County and Massachusetts Bar Associations, Attorney Feinstein is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She is also a regular speaker for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and the Massachusetts Bar Association and serves as Senior Adjunct Professor of Law in the postdoctoral Estate Planning and Elder Law LLM program at Western New England University School of Law.
Attorney Feinstein is an active member of several community organizations, agencies and professional advisory committees. Throughout her career, she has lent her expertise to enhance the rights of elders, disabled individuals and women.