Shattuck, Laura R.

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Address: 285 Riverside Avenue Suite 450, Westport, CT 06880
Lawyer Firm: Parrino|Shattuck, PC
Phone: (203) 557-9755
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Website: http://www.parrinoshattuck.com

Areas of PracticeFamily Law
Description

LAURA R. SHATTUCK is a partner and co-founder of PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC. Her practice is dedicated to representing clients in all aspects of family law, including divorce, alimony, child support, child custody, property division, post-judgment modification, and post-judgment contempt. Shattuck is an active litigator and has significant experience with large, sophisticated cases. She is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent-rated attorney.

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. She 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 is also a member of the American, Connecticut, and Fairfield County bar associations.

Shattuck is an active volunteer. She participates in the Connecticut Judicial Branch Stamford Family Volunteer Attorney Program, and she has served on the board of the March of Dimes Fairfield County Division.

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

Shattuck has earned the following awards/recognitions:

America’s Most Honored Professionals, Top One Percent in 2016Best Attorneys of AmericaTop Lawyers of New York Area in 2017 by New York MagazineTop Lawyers of Boston in 2018 by the Boston Globe Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorneyAmerica’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Connecticut in 2017ALM’s 2015 Women Leaders in the Law10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Connecticut by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys since 2015Lawyers of Distinction, Top Ten Percent USA in 2017America’s Top 100 AttorneysDistinguished Professional by Noticed (formerly known as Expert Network)

LANDMARK CASES

Tanzman v. Meurer – A trial court that predicates a financial support order on a party’s earning ability must ascertain the specific dollar amount of the party’s earning ability.

Powell-Ferri v. Ferri – Under Massachusetts law, it was proper for trustees to transfer assets 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.

Dowd v. Dowd – Using a creative but meritless interpretation of the separation agreement, the husband failed to comply with his alimony obligations. An award of interest and counsel fees was granted.

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