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Sophisticated Representation In Family Law Matters

At PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC, we guide and support our clients during tumultuous and stressful periods in their lives, and assist them in making thoughtful choices. We are based in Westport, Connecticut, and represent clients in family law cases throughout the state. We are experienced and skilled in representing clients in high-conflict matters of family law and negotiating settlements in areas that include divorce property division, alimony (spousal support), child support, and child custody. The strength in our advocacy arises from the wide range of options and services that we offer to our clients. PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC employs talented litigators who capably advocate in courts and arbitration proceedings. Our attorneys also skillfully negotiate sensible and creative settlements, including settlements arising from mediation.

Our attention is focused on attempting to meet the needs of our clients within the particular parameters of each case.

We Offer Exceptional Representation & Trusted Advice

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We evaluate each case on the unique facts of each family, as well as issues common to most cases. Each case warrants an individualized approach to pre-trial preparation and fashioning courtroom strategies. An important aspect of our representation is preparation – we investigate and analyze financial issues, sometimes with the assistance of forensic and valuation experts and/or tax professionals.

We assist clients in drafting and disclosing accurate and complete financial affidavits and complying with discovery, and we thoroughly prepare clients to testify in depositions, hearings, and trials. At PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC, we provide our clients with sound legal judgment, informed options, and diligent attention. What sets us apart from our peers is our commitment to providing our clients with extraordinary service.


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Our Commitment To You

Our attorneys recognize that family law matters are often stressful, particularly when the financial and emotional stakes are high. Our well-established and credentialed attorneys developed a committed practice of communicating with our clients regarding various aspects of the law that pertain to their case, and we routinely update our clients with information concerning the status of their case. We ensure that our clients are apprised of new developments in the law that pertain to their case, and we advise our clients of available options. Our role is to provide our clients with capable representation and sound advice, and assist our clients in identifying objectives that they ask us to achieve. Our representation invites clients to ask questions until they develop an informed understanding of their case that better enables them to fashion objectives. Throughout this process, we work together in an effort to address our clients’ concerns.

Excellence in Legal Representation

In legal matters, sensible decisions often involve engaging highly recognized and credentialed professionals.  PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC has a well-earned reputation for assisting clients in complex and high-asset matters. Most of our clients come from personal referrals by well-satisfied former clients and spouses of former clients who appreciate the talented representation that we provided.  Our attorneys are recognized by their peers for outstanding work. Laura Shattuck, for example, was recognized for Lifetime Achievement Among America’s Top 100 Attorneys and was ranked in the Top One Percent of America’s Most Honored Professionals for 2017. Such honors are not easily won, and we are very proud of her achievements.


Our Qualifications and Professional Recognition

The Connecticut Family Lawyers of Parrino | Shattuck

PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC’s lawyers continue to receive recognition from many sources. However, we are most proud of the recognition that we receive from our clients and other law firms. Indeed, the majority of our clients arise from personal referrals by well-satisfied former clients.

Thomas Parrino has been recognized as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers and has been selected for inclusion in the “New England Super Lawyers” list, the “Best Lawyers in America” list every year since 2007, and America’s Most Honored Professionals 2017 Top 10 Percent. He was also among only 30 family law attorneys included on the list of 200 Outstanding Lawyers of Fairfield County for the November 2017/December 2017 edition of Greenwich Magazine, received the 2018 Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of Connecticut from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc., and was named a 2018 top “10 Best Attorneys” selection for Connecticut from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.