Thomas P. Parrino

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Westport, CT

Parrino|Shattuck, PC
 | 285 Riverside Ave | PO Box 831, Westport, CT 06880
Phone: 203-293-7503
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Thomas P. Parrino is a co-founder and partner of Parrino|Shattuck, P.C., in Westport, Connecticut. Mr. Parrino dedicates his practice to family law. He has more than 30 years of experience representing Connecticut residents in matters involving divorce, alimony, custody, property division and support.

Mr. Parrino serves clients throughout Connecticut and Fairfield County in cities including Bridgeport, Darien, Greenwich, New Haven, New London, Ridgefield, Westport and Wilton. He has been licensed to practice law since 1987 and is admitted in all Connecticut state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Mr. Parrino has earned recognition and awards amongst his peers in the legal profession. He is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” since 2006. He has been recognized by publications including Greenwich magazine, Connecticut magazine and New York magazine.

Mr. Parrino was also named “lawyer of the year” by Best Lawyers in 2013 and has been named one of the “top 10 attorneys” in southern Connecticut by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member of the Connecticut Family Commission.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Parrino regularly lectures on family law topics and co-authored a chapter on a book on family law jurisdictions throughout the world. He is a member of the Fairfield County Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.

*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 (90%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

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About Thomas Parrino

Admitted: 1987, Connecticut

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Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in New England 2016
  • 200 Outstanding Lawyers of Fairfield County as recognized by Greenwich Magazine
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney
  • 2013 Lawyer of the Year selected by peer recognition as published by Best Lawyers
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 in Southern Connecticut, since 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyers within the greater Boston area by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell and ALM Media in the area of Family Law
  • New England Super Lawyers, Connecticut Magazine since 2007
  • New York Area’s Best Lawyers, New York Magazine since 2006
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals in 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America since 2006
  • Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers since 2006
  • Thomson Reuters Connecticut Super Lawyers: Top 50 Attorney for 2015*

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Connecticut, 1987
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2001-present
  • National Federalization of Family Law Committee, 2003
  • National Test Subcommittee, 2005-present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Chairman, Practice Book Rules Committee, 2008
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Chairman, Judicial Seminar Committee, Board of Managers, 2007-2010
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Chairman, Examining Committee, 2011-2012
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Governors, 2009-present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Connecticut Chapter, Treasurer
  • Member of CLE Committee, AAML
  • Vice President of Connecticut Chapter, AAML
  • Chair of Admissions Committee, AAML
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Membership and Public Relations Committees, 1995-1998
  • American Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section
  • Fairfield County Regional Bar Association, Co-Chair, Family Law Committee, 1997-1999
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Executive Committee, Family Law Section, 1999-present
  • Westport Bar Association
  • Regional Bar Association for Stamford, Norwalk, Darien and Wilton, Co-Chair, Family Law Committee, 1997-99
  • State of Connecticut Family Law Commission, 2008- Present
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1987

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Kendall v. Pilkington
  • Powell-Ferri v Ferri
  • Brant v Brant
  • Tanzman v Meurer
  • Ramin v. Ramin
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Office Location for Thomas P. Parrino

285 Riverside Ave | PO Box 831
Westport, CT 06880

Phone: 203-293-7503


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Last Updated: 5/24/2018

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