Attorney Shirey completed the majority of her education in Erie County. She received her bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University, Behrend College and her Master’s degree from Gannon University. She then attended The Ohio State University for law school and upon completion of her degree, returned to live and work in Erie County. Attorney Shirey concentrates her practice in the areas of family law, estate planning and administration and real estate. As to family law, Attorney Shirey handles divorce, support and child custody cases, adoptions, surrogacy and assisted reproduction technology related issues. Attorney Shirey also handles guardianships for both minors and for adults that are incapacitated. Attorney Shirey has successfully litigated cases at both the trial court level in Pennsylvania, as well as before the Pennsylvania Superior Court. One of Attorney Shirey’s cases received national media attention and established law in Pennsylvania regarding the custody rights of a biological parent versus that of a surrogate. In addition to litigation, Attorney Shirey is a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer.