Laura R. Shattuck

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Westport, CT

Parrino|Shattuck, PC
 | 285 Riverside Avenue, Suite 450
Westport, CT 06880
Phone: 203-557-9755
Fax: 203-557-8018
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Focusing her practice exclusively on family law matters, Laura R. Shattuck is a partner at and the co-founder of Parrino|Shattuck, PC. Located in Westport, Connecticut, she provides sophisticated advice and counsel to clients throughout Fairfield County and other parts of the state. Admitted to practice before all Connecticut state courts, Ms. Shattuck is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The primary portion of Ms. Shattuck's practice involves the representation of people whose marriages are coming to an end and who thus have to deal with divorce-related issues such as the division of complex assets and debts, child custody and visitation, and spousal and child support. Many of her clients have significant holdings, and her experience has included the valuation of business ownership interests and other similar assets, and she often obtains the assistance of forensic accountants and other financial professionals both in this regard, as well as to locate and appraise hidden marital property. Ms. Shattuck also helps clients whose marriages have already been dissolved and who are now seeking the enforcement of or modifications to existing support and parenting orders.

Ms. Shattuck's successful track record, as well as the ethical manner in which she handles what are often emotional and high-conflict cases, has earned her a great deal of recognition from her fellow attorneys. The recipient of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo, she is also a member of Best Attorneys of America, and she has been named as one of America's Top 100 Attorneys. Ms. Shattuck was awarded her Juris Doctor cum laude in 1999 by Quinnipiac University School of Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property


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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Laura Shattuck

Admitted: 1999, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:


  • Top Ten Percent USA, Lawyers of Distinction, 2017
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals, Top One Percent, American Registry, 2016
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Connecticut, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Distinguished Professional, Noticed (formerly known as Expert Network)
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Connecticut, America’s Top 100, 2017
  • Women Leaders in the Law, ALM, 2015
  • AV-rated Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Lawyers of Boston, Boston Globe, 2018
  • Top Lawyers of New York Area, New York Magazine, 2017
  • Best Attorneys of America, Best Attorneys of America
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys, America's Top 100

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • Connecticut
  • Judicial District of Fairfield at Bridgeport, Special Master for Family Matters
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk at Stamford, Special Master for Family Matters
  • Fairfield County Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • March of Dimes Fairfield County Division, Active Volunteer
  • March of Dimes Fairfield County Division, Former Board Member
  • Connecticut Judicial Branch Stamford Family Volunteer Attorney Program, Participant


  • Tanzman v. Meurer – A trial court that issues a financial support order according to a party’s earning ability must ascertain the specific dollar amount of the party’s earning ability.
  • Powell-Ferri v. Ferri – According to Massachusetts law, it was proper for trustees to move funds from one trust that let the party husband withdraw principal to a second trust from which he could not withdraw principal. The husband was not obligated by the automatic orders to sue his family member trustees for return of the assets.
  • Dowd v. Dowd – The husband, with knowledge of his alimony obligations under the separation agreement, failed to comply with those obligations according to a creative but meritless interpretation of the agreement. An award of interest and counsel fees was granted.

Educational Background:

  • Loyola University New Orleans, B.A., Major: Political Science, 1991
  • ABA-NITA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute
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Office Location for Laura R. Shattuck

285 Riverside Avenue
Suite 450
Westport, CT 06880

Phone: 203-557-9755

Fax: 203-557-8018

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Last Updated: 6/11/2019

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