LAURA R. SHATTUCK is a partner and co-founder of PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC. She covers all aspects of family law in her practice, including divorce, alimony, child support, property division, child custody, post-judgment modification, and post-judgment contempt. Shattuck engages litigation with diligence and has significant experience with complex cases. She 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.
Shattuck has been rated an AV Preeminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, and is a member of the American, Connecticut, and Fairfield County bar associations. She also serves as a special master for family matters in the Judicial District of Fairfield at Bridgeport and Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk at Stamford. She partakes in the Connecticut Judicial Branch Stamford Family Volunteer Attorney Program as well.
In 1991, Shattuck received a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University. In 1999, she earned her juris doctor degree from the Quinnipiac University School of Law, cum laude, and also received a Service to Community Award, a Distinguished Academic Achievement Award, and a merit-based scholarship. Additionally, she graduated from the ABA-NITA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute.
Shattuck is an active volunteer and has served on the board of the March of Dimes Fairfield County Division.
Shattuck has earned the following awards/recognitions:
- America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Connecticut in 2017
- Lawyers of Distinction, Top Ten Percent USA in 2017
- America’s Most Honored Professionals, Top One Percent in 2016
- 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 2015
- Best Attorneys of America
- 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
- America’s Top 100 Attorneys
- Distinguished Professional by Noticed (formerly known as Expert Network)
Powell-Ferri v. Ferri – According to Massachusetts law, it was proper for trustees to move funds from one trust that let the party husband withdraw principal to a second trust from which he could not withdraw principal. The husband was not obligated by the automatic orders to sue his family member trustees for return of the assets.
Tanzman v. Meurer – A trial court that issues a financial support order according to a party’s earning ability must ascertain the specific dollar amount of the party’s earning ability.
Dowd v. Dowd – The husband, with knowledge of his alimony obligations under the separation agreement, failed to comply with those obligations according to a creative but meritless interpretation of the agreement. An award of interest and counsel fees was granted.
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