The media gives lawyers a bad, and frankly unfair, reputation. They are often portrayed as manipulative, spineless creatures who do whatever they can to make another buck—even if that means entirely skewing a case. Most people are aware that media representation isn’t always the most accurate, yet the stigma surrounding attorneys seems to persist nationwide.
A Life-Changing Man
Out of the many elder law attorneys in West Palm Beach, one seems to be breaking from that mold. Mark Shalloway, the owner of Shalloway & Shalloway, is well known for his kind demeanor, his dedication to his work, and the respectful manner in which he treats his clients. Past and present clientele have raved about not only his quality of work, but how that work has immensely improved their lives.
They turned literally our life around from desperate to hopeful,” one woman says. “They are very professional, efficient and fast working. They are all extremely friendly and helpful. We had the feeling when we entered their office that they are just working for us.”
For over 25 years, Mark Shalloway has served the Palm Beach area as a top elder law attorney. The field is not only an end to a mean, but a passion for Shalloway. He is one of the first certified elder law attorneys in the nation. Over the course of his career, he has served as a member, chairman, and president of a number of elder law committees. He is a founding chairperson of the Palm Beach County Bar, and served as the President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), to name two of his many titles.
More than an Attorney
But he is more than just a dedicated legal professional—he is an educator as well. Mark Shalloway has taught classes on elder law and estate planning at both Stetson University and Palm Beach State University. Frequently, Shalloway posts updates about the field of elder law, as well as tips on estate planning, on his website. These easy to digest blog posts keep his clientele informed, so they can make the best decisions regarding their own well-being and livelihood.
His most recent work, however, is also his most charitable. Shalloway and staff members at his firm host free seminars on estate planning around the Palm Beach area twice a month. The seminars are designed to not only educate the general public on an important life event, but to bridge the gap between an intimidating lawyer and a professional who truly wants to make a difference in their client’s life.
Clients of Mark Shalloway and his firm know that the representation lawyers have been given cannot be entirely true. Their cases have fallen into the hands of a kind man who does what he can to make their lives easier. In such a tumultuous time in their lives, this is invaluable.