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LAURA R. SHATTUCK is a partner and co-founder of PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC. She is dedicated to representing clients in all aspects of family law, and her areas of practice include divorce, alimony, child support, property division, child custody, post-judgment modification, and post-judgment contempt. She is actively engaged in litigation and has considerable experience working on complicated cases.

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. Martindale-Hubbell has rated her an AV Preeminent attorney, and she is a member of the American, Connecticut, and Fairfield County bar associations.

Shattuck serves as a special master for family matters in the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk at Stamford and Judicial District of Fairfield at Bridgeport. In addition, she participates in the Connecticut Judicial Branch Stamford Family Volunteer Attorney Program. She volunteers actively and has served on the board of the March of Dimes Fairfield County Division.

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

Shattuck has earned the following awards/recognitions:

  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Top Ten Percent USA in 2017
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals, Top One Percent in 2016
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Connecticut in 2017
  • Top Lawyers of New York Area by New York Magazine in 2017
  • Top Lawyers of Boston by Boston Globe in 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney
  • ALM’s 2015 Women Leaders in the Law
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Connecticut by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys since 201

Shattuck serves as a special master for family matters in the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk at Stamford and Judicial District of Fairfield at Bridgeport.  She also participates in the Connecticut Judicial Branch Stamford Family Volunteer Attorney Program. She is active volunteer and past board member of the March of Dimes Fairfield County Division since 2003.

Shattuck earned a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in 1991 and her Juris Doctor degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law, cum laude, in 1999, where she was a recipient of a Service to Community Award, a Distinguished Academic Achievement Award and a merit-based scholarship.

LANDMARK CASES

Tanzman v. Meurer – A trial court that determines a financial support order according to a party’s earning capacity must determine the specific dollar amount of the party’s earning capacity.

Dowd v. Dowd – The husband knew of his alimony obligations under the separation agreement but nevertheless failed to comply based on a creative but meritless interpretation of the agreement. An award of interest and counsel fees was granted.

Powell-Ferri v. Ferri – Pursuant to Massachusetts law, it was proper for trustees to transfer assets from one trust that allowed the party husband to withdraw principal to a second trust from which he could not withdraw principal. The husband was not required by the automatic orders to sue his family member trustees for return of the funds.