Molly Shirer is Counsel at Parlatore Law Group and focuses her practice on special needs estate planning in the areas of guardianships, conservatorships, special needs trust planning, probate, and special education law.
The mother of a developmentally disabled young adult, Ms. Shirer has spent her life advocating for his educational and legal needs and feels passionately about focusing her practice on serving this community. Special needs children and young adults require careful planning and advocacy at every stage of their lives. Ms. Shirer’s life experiences and professional skill set gives her a unique perspective and makes her an asset to Parlatore Law Group in best serving our clients and working with the special-needs community.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Ms. Shirer earned certification from the University of San Diego as a Special Education Advocate. She devoted her time advocating for children with special needs as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and Educational Surrogate.
In addition to providing special needs estate planning for individuals and families with complex issues, Ms. Shirer volunteers her time with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program in both the Guardianship Clinic and the Education Law Project. In 2020, she received their Distinguished Service Award. She also received the Wiley W. Manuel Award in 2019 and 2020 from the California Lawyer’s Association for Pro Bono work performed for low-income clients in the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. Ms. Shirer also participates in the Wills for Heroes, an annual event organized by the San Diego County Bar Association.
Ms. Shirer is active in the San Diego County Bar Association, the Probate Attorneys of San Diego, the California Lawyer’s Association, Trusts and Estates Section, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and the Academy of Special Needs Planners. She is a current member of the San Diego County Probate Bench-Bar Committee.
She is fully bilingual in French and serves as a Court-Appointed Attorney for probate matters.
She is admitted to practice in California and the U.S. District Court- Central and Southern Districts of California. She currently lives in Coronado, California, with her husband and son.
Concord Law School at Purdue University Global, Juris Doctor
University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts in French and Business Administration