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WESTPORT, Conn., Aug. 15, 2019 – Attorney Thomas Parrino of Parrino|Shattuck, PC was selected by his peers for inclusion on the 2020 list of The Best Lawyers in America. With this distinction, Parrino ranks among the very best private-practice attorneys nationwide, an honor he has held since 2006.

Attorneys listed in the 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America were selected after an exhaustive peer-review survey that confidentially investigated the professional abilities and experience of nominated lawyers. Recognition by Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.

Parrino, a longtime resident of New Canaan, was selected for the list in the practice area of family law. His selection comes on the heels of numerous other recent awards, including being recognized as among the top 1 percent of America’s Most Honored Professionals.

Parrino has been practicing family law for nearly 30 years, handling some of the most intricate and high-asset family law litigation in Connecticut. Considered a top attorney in his field, Parrino is a dynamic negotiator and litigator. He was previously recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers.

Parrino is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. The American College of Family Trial Lawyers is a select group of 100 of the top family trial lawyers from across the United States. Diplomates, all members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, are chosen based upon their recognized litigation skills and courtroom abilities. Nomination to membership is by Diplomate recommendation only.

Parrino is a Fellow and Past President of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He chairs the chapter’s Rules Committee (O’Brien), Sunbury Committee, and Arbitration Committee; serves on the Amicus Committee; and served on the Examining Committee. He recently served as a delegate to the National Board of Governors of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, in which he previously served as chair of the National Admissions Committee and as a member of the National Test Subcommittee. Additionally, Parrino is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

Since it was first published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Elite attorneys from around the world are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers has received millions of evaluations of the legal abilities of lawyers based on their specific practice areas.

For the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in nearly 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion is considered a singular honor.

Parrino|Shattuck, PC, located at 285 Riverside Avenue in Westport, represents individuals throughout Connecticut in a wide range of family law matters, including divorce, alimony, client support, property division, child custody, and relocation. It is also experienced in a number of specialty areas that are incorporated into these core practice groups. For additional information on Parrino|Shattuck, PC, please visit www.parrinoshattuck.com or call (203) 557-9755.