LAURA R. SHATTUCK is a partner
and co-founder of 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Recipient: Quinnipiac Academic Scholarship; Distinguished Academic Achievement Award; Service to the Community Award; Board of Directors, Greater Fairfield County March of Dimes, 2005— 24th Annual ABA Section of Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute; Board Member, March of Dimes, Southern Connecticut Chapter, 2005—. Certification No. 2489, GAL/AMC Comprehensive Training, October, 2011