John E. Shields


Location: Worcester, MA

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About John E. Shields

John joined Christopher, Hays, Wojcik & Mavricos in 2021. His practice is focused on estate planning, tax law, and trust & estate administration. Prior to admission to the Massachusetts Bar, he worked as a legal intern in both Washington, D.C. and Massachusetts.

John graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He enrolled in the Graduate Tax Program while at Boston University School of Law and earned both his J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation in 2020. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2021.

Areas of Practice

  • Tax Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust & Estate Administration


  • University of Massachusetts – Lowell, of Lowell, Massachusetts
    • B.A. summa cum laude – 2017
    • Major: Political Science
  • Boston University School of Law, of Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. – 2020
    • LL.M. in Taxation – 2020

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2021

Past Employment

  • Law Office of Douglas R. Stevens, Washington, D.C. – Legal intern, 2017
  • Law Office of John J. McKenna, Billerica, Massachusetts – Legal intern, 2018-2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Worcester County Bar Association, Member
  • Estate & Business Planning Council, Member

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