Gina D. Shaffer, Esquire received her Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with a focus in Christian Education in 1983 from Eastern Christian College. After completion of her undergraduate education, Gina became a legal secretary at a firm in Manassas, Virginia. Continuing to focus on the legal profession she enrolled in the Legal Assistant Program at Pennsylvania College of Technology after moving to Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She received her Associate of Arts degree and became a Legal Assistant in 1992.
Looking for a greater challenge, Gina moved to Bel Air, Maryland in 1997 and began a master‘s program at University of Baltimore seeking a M.A. in Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies. After attending University of Baltimore for one year, Gina was accepted into the UB Law School class of 2001 and then sat for the Maryland bar exam that summer. She also sat for the Virginia bar exam and received her license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia in February 2003.
After being admitted to the Maryland Bar, Gina worked for Miles & Stockbridge for two years. While working there she discovered her passion for the senior population and elder law. Seeking to work in the local community, Gina began her solo law practice in Bel Air in January 2004. Gina’s hope was to avail herself to the aging population in an effort to assist them with preparation for retirement years and beyond. In May 2011, Gina partnered with Eric McLauchlin and Brad Stover to form Shaffer, McLauchlin & Stover, LLC.
Gina is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association Solo Section, Elder Law Section and Estates & Trusts Section. She previously served as a Board Member of Harford Family House, Inc., a nonprofit organization providing transitional housing to homeless families with children, as a Board Member of the Community Foundation of Harford County, and as a Board Member of the Harford Leadership Academy. She currently serves on the Board of Citizens Care and Rehab Center. She received the Smart CEO Brava Award in 2014.
Gina’s philosophy is that clients should experience a warm, friendly atmosphere and still receive quality legal services. A small firm allows more personal contact. Shaffer, McLauchlin & Stover employs staff members who are of the same mindset – caring and compassionate. Gina divides her time between the firm’s Bel Air office and its West Ocean City office. When time allows, Gina enjoys golfing, bike riding, and watching baseball.