Jocelyn is a member of the Trusts, Estates & Guardianships practice group. Jocelyn prides herself on partnering with clients to develop their estate plans whether that be a simple young family's first estate plan, a more complex estate plan for those reaching retirement and beyond, or administering an estate or trust following the death of a loved one. She brings a warmth and compassion to her work that eases what can be very challenging conservations and heavily emotional events in her clients' lives.
Jocelyn has experience working with families and individuals on basic estate planning, comprehensive estate planning to minimize estate taxes, guardianships, trust administration, estate administration and probate, and long-term care planning. Prior to joining Shaheen & Gordan, Jocelyn practiced in Massachusetts.
Jocelyn grew up in Colorado and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Administration from The University of Arizona. She completed her Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology before becoming a civil rights investigator and moving to Massachusetts to work for Bridgewater State University. Jocelyn was promoted to the Director of Equal Opportunity/Title IX Coordinator/504 Coordinator in 2018. During her tenure at Bridgewater State, Jocelyn attended law school at the University of Massachusetts School of Law part-time at night. During law school, Jocelyn served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Elspeth B. Cypher at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She was the Managing Editor of the University of Massachusetts Law Review, a student attorney in the Human Rights at Home law clinic, and the legal research and writing teaching assistant for three years. She graduated top of her class, summa cum laude, in 2021.
Jocelyn lives in Litchfield, New Hampshire and spends her free time traveling, reading, and spending time with her amazing bonus family.
Education and Career
- University of Arizona, B.A., 2012
- University of Arizona, M.A., 2015
- University of Massachusetts School of Law, J.D., 2021
- Director of Equal Opportunity / Title IX Coordinator, Bridgewater State University Office of Equal Opportunity, 2019 – 2022
- Associate Attorney, Margolis Bloom & D’Agostino, 2022 – 2023
- Associate, Shaheen & Gordon, 2024 – present