Laura R. Shattuck

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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 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    LAURA R. SHATTUCK is a partner and co-founder of PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC. Her practice is dedicated to representing clients in all aspects of family law, including divorce, alimony, child support, child custody, property division, post-judgment modification, and post-judgment contempt. Shattuck is an active litigator and has significant experience with large, sophisticated cases. She is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent-rated attorney.

    Shattuck is admitted to practice in Connecticut; the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. She serves as a special master for family matters in the Judicial District of Fairfield at Bridgeport and Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk at Stamford. She is also a member of the American, Connecticut, and Fairfield County bar associations.

    Shattuck is an active volunteer. She participates in the Connecticut Judicial Branch Stamford Family Volunteer Attorney Program, and she has served on the board of the March of Dimes Fairfield County Division.

    In 1991, Shattuck earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola University. In 1999, she received her juris doctor degree from the Quinnipiac University School of Law, cum laude, and was a recipient of a Distinguished Academic Achievement Award, a Service to Community Award, and a merit-based scholarship. Shattuck also is a graduate of the ABA-NITA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute.

    Shattuck has earned the following awards/recognitions:

    • Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers 2020
    • Best Attorneys of America by Best Lawyers since 2018
    • Women in the Law by Best Lawyers 2018 and 2019
    • The National Advocates Top 10 Matrimonial and Family Law Lawyers in 2019
    • The National Advocates Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Law Lawyers in 2018
    • NA – Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law by National Advocates in 2018 and 2019
    • 10 Best Female Family Law Attorney by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2019
    • Top Lawyers of New York Area in 2017 by New York Magazine
    • Top Lawyers of Boston in 2018 by the Boston Globe
    • America's Most Honored Professionals, Top One Percent in 2016, 2018 and 2019
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney
    • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Connecticut in 2017
    • ALM's 2015 Women Leaders in the Law
    • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Connecticut by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys since 2015
    • Lawyers of Distinction, Top Ten Percent USA in 2017
    • America's Top 100 Attorneys
    • Distinguished Professional by Noticed (formerly known as Expert Network)

    LANDMARK CASES

    Tanzman v. Meurer - A trial court that predicates a financial support order on a party's earning ability must ascertain the specific dollar amount of the party's earning ability.

    Powell-Ferri v. Ferri - Under Massachusetts law, it was proper for trustees to transfer assets 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 - Using a creative but meritless interpretation of the separation agreement, the husband failed to comply with his alimony obligations. An award of interest and counsel fees was granted.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

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

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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    About Laura Shattuck

    Admitted: 1999, Connecticut

    Professional Webpage: https://www.parrinoshattuck.com/About/Laura-R-Shattuck.shtml

    Honors/Awards:

    • 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

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • 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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    285 Riverside Avenue
    Suite 450
    Westport, CT 06880

    Phone: 203-557-9755

    Fax: 203-557-8018

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