My husband and I moved to Boise almost a decade ago in search of a better quality life. We left busy jobs in the Bay Area – I was an associate at a large corporate law firm in Palo Alto, Matt was at a start-up in Mountain View – to spend more time with our two daughters and each other. We’ve never looked back!
For me, the move was also an opportunity to consider how I wanted to use my law degree from Stanford Law School. I wanted to be doing meaningful work that makes a positive difference in people’s lives.
Estate planning is one of those things that everyone, especially families with children, should do. However, in my experience, “Set up Estate Plan” often gets stuck on our mental “to do” list – it’s something we know is important, but it's hard to get to with so many other demands on our time and attention. I love my job because I get to help people check this critical item off their list.
I deliberately run my practice differently from a typical law firm. I prioritize taking the time to listen to my clients, and understand what they want and need. I also take the time to make sure everyone who has an estate plan from my office understands their plan, how it works, and how to keep it current as you encounter life’s changes. I look forward to working with you!
J.D. Stanford Law School B.A. Willamette University
Meet Rachel Of Counsel
As a divorced, single mom, I have experienced firsthand the peace of mind that comes from knowing that my daughter will be safe and my assets protected should anything happen to me. I joined Shaila Buckley Law to help provide that same peace of mind to others. I met Shaila when we were both first years at Stanford Law School. After working at a large law firm in New York City, then as an Assistant Attorney General in Chicago, I was happy to meet up with Shaila again in Boise, where I’ve lived for the past 9 years.