The law firm of Law Offices of Robert J. Shanahan, Jr., LLC is pleased to announce that Robert J. Shanahan, Jr. Esq. has been named a 2016 Five Star Professional as an Estate Planning Attorney. Robert J. Shanahan, Jr. practices in central New Jersey at the law firm of Law Offices of Robert J. Shanahan, Jr., LLC, where he offers estate planning, probate, Medicaid, guardianship, and elder law counseling.

The Five Star program is the largest and most widely published financial services award program in North America. Award candidates must be referred for the award and are evaluated against 10 objective criteria to determine the Five Star Estate Planning Attorneys in more than 40 major markets. Award candidates are evaluated against ten criteria: 1) Credentialed as a licensed attorney; 2) Actively employed as a credentialed professional in the estate planning services industry for a minimum of five years; 3) Favorable regulatory and complaint history review; 4) A minimum of 50% of practice focus on estate planning services; 5) Accepting new clients; 6) Number of transactions in last 12 months; 7) Number of client households served; 8) Industry and board certifications; 9) Education and professional designations; and 10) Pro Bono activities.

“I am happy and grateful to have been chosen for this award,” says Bob Shanahan.  Bob also serves as President of Volunteer Guardianship One on One, Inc., a non-profit organization which recruits and trains volunteers to be guardians for those who have no family members to act on their behalf; he is a former President of the Hunterdon County Bar Association and a founder of its Elder Law Section Committee.   For more information about Bob Shanahan and his services, visit