Attorney Shannon Laymon-Pecoraro To Offer Legal, Estate And Health Planning Services To Pennsylvania Seniors
Hook Law Center Attorney and Shareholder Shannon Laymon-Pecoraro, who has family ties to Pennsylvania, will spearhead the effort to introduce Hook Law Center’s widely respected legal, estate and long-term health care services to seniors and their families across the Keystone State. Laymon-Pecoraro will also offer her expertise to Pennsylvania attorneys seeking consultation on elder law matters, in particular public benefits planning for personal injury victims.
“I was being brought in by a trust company and settlement planners out of Pennsylvania to meet with personal injury victims who were interested in using their services, and as a result of my personal ties to Pennsylvania, we decided it would be advantageous to expand our practice. Additionally, while we often think of the Southern states as retirement magnets, Pennsylvania has a very large and growing population of seniors who are increasingly looking to protect their interests and plan for a secure future,” Laymon-Pecoraro said. “I’m excited by the opportunity to bring Hook Law Center’s services to seniors and their families.”
Laymon-Pecoraro is certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by The National Elder Law Foundation, a designation approved by the American Bar Association and authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She believes Pennsylvania residents will especially appreciate the firm’s free online seminars that were first introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic. The bi-monthly “webinars” have helped seniors understand everything from changes to tax law and veteran’s benefits to elder abuse and the importance of long-term healthcare planning.
“These are stressful and uncertain times for older Americans, and helping them make smart, informed decisions for their future is more important than ever,” said Hook Law Center President Andrew “Andy” Hook. “We’re thrilled at the opportunity to expand our services into Pennsylvania, and there’s no one better to lead the effort than Shannon Laymon-Pecoraro.”
Laymon-Pecoraro joined Hook Law Center as an attorney in 2012, and practices in the areas of Special Needs Planning, Estate Planning and Administration, Long-Term Care Planning, and all facets of elder law. In 2017 she was named as the firm’s first shareholder. A graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, she serves as a Council Member of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the Virginia Bar Association and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NALEA), the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA), and the Special Needs Alliance (SNA). She has been named a Virginia Rising Star in Elder Law since 2017.