Laura R. Shattuck

LAURA R. SHATTUCK is a partner and co-founder at PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC. She devotes her practice to representing clients in all manners of family law. Shattuck is actively engaged in litigation and has substantial experience working on large, sophisticated cases. She practices in all areas of family law matters, including divorce, alimony, child support, property division, child custody, post-judgment modification and post-judgment contempt.

She is admitted to practice in Connecticut, the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Shattuck is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent-rated attorney and a member of the American, Connecticut and Fairfield County Bar Associations. She is a graduate of ABA-NITA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute.

Shattuck has earned the following awards/recognitions:

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

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 an 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

  • Dowd v Dowd – Husband was aware of his alimony obligations under the separation agreement and that he failed to comply with these obligations based on a creative but meritless interpretation of the agreement. An award of interest and counsel fees was proper.
  • Tanzman v Meurer – A trial court that bases a financial support order on a party’s earning capacity must determine the specific dollar amount of the party’s earning capacity.
  • Powell-Ferri v Ferri – Under Massachusetts law, it was proper for trustees to transfer assets from one trust that permitted 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.

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