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Meet the Team!

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Ashley Sharek | Founding Attorney

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Attorney Ashley Sharek's estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures tomorrow.

 

She excels in guiding her clients through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of their families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals. Her considerable legal expertise includes family protection, wealth preservation, and values-based planning, as well as planning strategies for unmarried couples and divorced individuals. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well-lived,  Ashley will help you to craft a plan that achieves your goals for your loved ones today and for years to come.
 
Ashley graduated from Duquesne University Law School in 2012 and was admitted before the U.S. Tax Court, successfully defending an innocent spousal relief case against the IRS. After graduation, Ashley focused her law practice in the areas of insurance defense, family law and estate planning & administration in downtown Pittsburgh. Ashley has experience in various areas of civil law and litigation and is currently focusing her practice in the areas of estate planning & administration along with small business and nonprofit formations for Pennsylvania residents.  
 
Ashley is a member of the Elder Counsel, a national organization of trusts and estates attorneys and other legal, tax and business professionals who design sophisticated planning techniques for individuals and families.
 
Ashley loves speaking to private groups on a variety of topics including family wealth planning, wealth preservation, and asset protection of inheritances, Ashley enjoys educating her community. Ashley has chosen to concentrate on the Trusts and Estates area because she is passionate about helping families create happy and secure futures.
 
She is admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania state courts and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Ashley resides in Wexford with her husband, Tim, and their two dogs, Parker and Ella.

Erio Vignali | Estate Planning Attorney

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Erio is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. He also holds bachelor degrees in English and Film Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. After law school, Erio joined the White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Compliance group at a law firm in Washington D.C. In that role Erio helped counsel clients across five continents in matters relating to federal criminal investigations, complex litigation, and regulatory compliance. Erio was also an Assistant Vice President with the Personal Trust Department at AmeriServ Trust and Financial Services Company in Johnstown, PA. Erio gained experience in all stages of trust and estate administration. Erio is currently licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Elizabeth Phillips | Probate Attorney

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Elizabeth assists our clients with all firm probate matters. She is dedicated to helping bereaved clients navigate the often confusing and overwhelming process of estate administration.

 

Elizabeth graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1993. Before deciding to focus her practice on helping people with estate planning and administration, Elizabeth clerked for Chief Judge Donald Ziegler of the Western District of PA, practiced in the Employment law section at a large downtown law firm, assisting with all phases of case management & litigation, and later at a small firm part-time where she enjoyed research and writing.

 

Elizabeth returned to the practice of law in 2018 after taking a break to raise a family and care for an elderly aunt in her home.

 

Elizabeth enjoys spending time at her family cabin in Bedford County. She lives a few miles outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, Mark, and her adult children nearby. She is a shameless promoter of Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh, in particular, as “best kept secrets” in the US.

Molly Farmer | Client Services Director

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Molly is the Client Services Director at Entrusted Legacy Law. Her role is managing the day-to-day operations at the firm, as well as ensuring our clients receive the best experience possible. With over a decade in the hospitality industry, Molly brings a unique perspective to Client Services and Management. You may see her out and about in the community at any number of Entrusted Legacy Law outreach and educational events. She resides in Plum with her partner, Christian and her senior rescue Bully, Midge.

Tim Sharek | Director of Legal Production

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Tim Sharek has been an educator for 15 years.  In 2018, he began helping Ashley with some of the operational duties at Entrusted Legacy Law and was the firm's first paralegal/ drafting coordinator.  Tim now assists the firm in a managerial role to oversee the drafting team. He continues to assist the firm with technical/IT support as needed. He is also a Notary Public. In his free time, he enjoys playing music, distance running, and traveling.

Maria Gamiz | Happiness Coordinator

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Maria is our happiness coordinator at the firm. She is the first person you will speak to when calling us and has a strong customer service background and a genuine passion for helping others. Maria is a very empathetic person and her experience as a therapeutic companion for the elderly has provided her with the ability to connect with others and provide that extra support. Outside of work, she is enjoying quality time with her dog, hitting the gym, or getting lost in the pages of a good book.

Katie Kudrick| Client Intake Coordinator

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With over 15 years of experience working in theatrical lighting design and equipment sales & rentals, Katie is bringing her expertise in collaboration, communication, and customer service to the clients of Entrusted Legacy Law. As the Client Intake Coordinator, Katie will be the first contact at the firm and is here to guide potential clients to take their very first steps on the path to meet their unique estate planning needs. After the first inquiry, Katie’s goal is to calm any stress and fear clients may have starting the estate planning process and set them up for a successful introductory meeting with Entrusted Legacy Law. As a Pittsburgh native with deep family roots in the area, don’t hold it against her that she has been living in the Baltimore suburbs for over ten years (rest assured, there’s a reason she does not wear purple). Katie earned her B.F.A. in Theatrical Lighting Design in 2008 from Penn State University, her M.F.A. in the same from the University of Wisconsin in 2011, and her M.B.A. from the University of Maryland in 2020. In Katie’s life outside of work, she enjoys watching theater, concerts, and classic movies with her partner, building her computer coding skills, walking through life with her best friend Skylar (her beloved Shih Tzu), and being an aunt to her amazing niece and nephews.

Bethany Pivik | Client Service Coordinator

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Bethany joins our team as the Client Services and Outreach Coordinator after 15 years in the luxury hospitality industry. Her warm empathetic personality, along with her want to provide the ultimate client experience will help guide our clients through their estate planning process. Her goal is to get to know our clients personally and provide support and continuity to ensure the experience is smooth and pleasant. It doesn’t need to be scary or intimidating!


Bethany is a Licensed Notary Public in Pennsylvania. She lives in Beaver County with her husband, three beautiful children, and their furry sibling, an Australian Labradoodle, Millie. Amongst the controlled chaos, she finds time to enjoy good books and is an avid Broadway enthusiast.

Sean Beeghly| Law Clerk

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Sean is assisting the firm with document drafting. He is a second-year law student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is focusing his studies on elder law and bankruptcy. Sean will dedicate most of the coming semesters to pro bono service in Pitt Law’s elder law clinic. The clinic assists Western PA need-based residents in preparing power of attorney and will documents, planning for Medicaid, and establishing guardianships. Before attending law school, Sean worked for 10 years as a funeral director. Working in death care gave Sean a unique perspective on why estate planning is so important. Sean resides in the Friendship neighborhood of Pittsburgh with his husband, John, and their two cats, Jack and Killie. In his spare time, Sean enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading sci-fi books.

Sandy Ray | Drafting Coordinator

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Sandy is the Drafting Coordinator at Entrusted Legacy Law. She brings 16 years of legal information technology expertise to the firm and has over 22 years as an analyst/developer in the medical and point-of-sale fields, as well as a naval defense contractor. She resides in Westmoreland County with her husband, Herb. Sandy enjoys family time, cycling for charity rides, beachcombing for sea glass, and hunting for whitetail deer with her hubby.

Gabriela Vitarelli | Real Estate Coordinator

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Gabriela is our Real Estate Coordinator at Entrusted Legacy Law. She’s here to help the team stay organized and help create the best plans that suit our clients' needs. Her daily tasks include assisting with data entry, inventory, organization, and drafting different plans. As the Real Estate Coordinator, she is responsible for managing the 67-county deed recording process in Pennsylvania and acting as our firm liaison for clients with out-of-state deeds. You can find her playing computer games, reading a good book, or caring for her cats in her free time.

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