Laura R. Shattuck
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. She currently serves on the Parent's Council of Clark University, located in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut
- J.D. - 1999
- Honors: cum laude
- Honors: Service to Community Award
- Honors: Distinguished Academic Achievement Award
- Honors: Merit-based Scholarship
- Loyola University New Orleans
- B.A. - 1991
- Major: Political Science
- 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.
Honors and Awards
- Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney
- Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers since 2019
- Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers since 2018
- Women in the Law by Best Lawyers since 2018
- Top 10 Family Law Attorneys by Attorney and Practice Magazine since 2018
- The National Advocates Top 10 Matrimonial and Family Law Lawyers in 2019
- NA - Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law by National Advocates since 2018
- The National Advocates Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Law Lawyers in 2018
- America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Connecticut, America’s Top 100
- 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
- Distinguished Professional by Noticed (formerly known as Expert Network)
- 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
- America's Most Honored Professionals, Top One Percent in 2016, 2018 and 2019
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association, Member, Present
- Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Present
- Fairfield County Bar Association, Member, Present
- Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk at Stamford, Special Master for Family Matters, Present
- Judicial District of Fairfield at Bridgeport, Special Master for Family Matters, Present
Pro Bono Activities
- Connecticut Judicial Branch Stamford Family Volunteer Attorney Program
- March of Dimes Fairfield County Division, Past Board Member
- March of Dimes Fairfield County Division, Past Volunteer
- Clark University Parent’s Counsel, Active Member