Jeanette M. Dostie

Jeanette M. Dostie

New London, Connecticut

Jeanette Dostie is a Director who joined the Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law team in 1996. She concentrates her practice in Wills, Trusts, Probate and Medicaid Planning. She has a wide experience in estate planning, ranging from simple wills to complex estate plans designed to maximize estate tax savings for clients, and special needs trusts through which families can provide for their disabled loved ones without reducing eligibility for public benefits programs. Attorney Dostie is frequently appointed by local Probate Courts to administer estates or represent missing heirs or minor beneficiaries.

Attorney Dostie graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law with honors, and is a graduate of Brown University. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Attorney Dostie is a past member of the Board of Directors of The Child Adoption Resource Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning / Elder Law / Probate

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1995
  • Rhode Island, 1998


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1995
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Trusts and Estates and Evidence
    • Honors: Recipient, Little, Brown & Co. Books Award for Trusts & Estates & Evidence
  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    • B.A. - 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • New London County Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past Member, Board of Directors of The Child Adoption Resource Association