Ms. Costa holds a BSN from Carlow College, and a JD from Duquesne University. She is the founding member of COSTA Law Offices, LLC, a law firm that concentrates in estate planning and administration, elder law and special needs. She is admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and to the Western District of Pennsylvania Federal Court. While attending Duquesne University School of Law, Ms. Costa was a senior staff member of Duquesne Law Review and earned Cali Certificates of Excellence in Family Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, and Constitutional Criminal Law and Procedure. She was a member of the Health Care Law Society, and Founding member and Treasurer of the Animal Law Society. Ms. Costa placed 4th in the school's Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition in 2001.Attorney Costa is also a registered nurse and has over twenty years experience in clinical health care. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. Attorney Costa has provided Pro Bono Representation of PFA victims through Neighborhood Legal Services. She is a member of Pennsylvania Bar Association, including the following sections: Elder Law Section, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Young Lawyers Division, Commission on Women in the Profession, and the Gay and Lesbian Rights Section. Attorney Costa is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, including: Elder Law Committee, Probate and Trust Council, Women in the Law Division, Young Lawyers Division, as well as the Womens Bar Association. Ms. Costa co-authored "Representing a Client with Diminished Capacity, A Medical Professional's Perspective." Attorney Costa lectured at the National Business Institute education seminar "Estate Planning for Non-Traditional Families" and speaks often to community senior centers. She is published in the American Journal of Nursing and presented at the Pittsburgh Annual Nursing Research Conference.Ms. Costa served as interim Executive Director of Keystone Simulation and Education Center, a non-profit organization that provides hands-on computer-simulated education for health care providers and is currently on its Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Mental Health Association of Beaver County. At Costa Law Offices, we know how important your home and family are. We strive to ensure that you are comfortable and secure with your decision to work with us. Whether you are planning for your retirement, managing the care of an older relative or parent, selling or buying a home, settling the affairs of a recently-passed loved one, or embarking on another endeavor that requires our assistance, we are there every step of the way to get you through.
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