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Darren M. Shapiro

Darren M. Shapiro

Practice areas:

Family, Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce & Separation

About Me

I was admitted to practice law in the Courts of the State of New York in 1999.  In 2000 I was admitted to practice in the the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  After working as an associate for local law firms, in 2005 I opened my own practice.  The focus of my practice is matrimonial, family law, and mediation.  Give me a call if you would like to discuss your situation.  It woudl be my pleasure to speak with you about it.   


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Alimony: 20%
  5. Family: 20%



Hourly ($275-375/hour), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Neil Richard Cahn

    I endorse this lawyer. Darren and I have worked together promoting and developing the collaborative divorce process. He has demonstrated his personal commitment to diligently working for his clients while at the same time minimizing the pain, time and expense of the family.


    Neil Cahn Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer. Darren is knowledgable, compassionate, thorough and most importantly he cares about his clients.


    David Deutsch
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Darren M. Shapiro

99 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 300-K
Jericho, NY, 11753-1015



NYCurrently registered 199903/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certified MonitorNassau County Lawyers Assistance Committee2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Family Law and Criminal Defense AttorneyAssigned Counsel Panel Suffolk County2005 - 2013
Owner / Attorney / MediatorLaw and Mediation office of Darren M. Shapiro2005 - Present
AttorneySantoriella, Ditomaso, PC2004 - 2005
AttorneyCarus & Manniello, P.C.2000 - 2002
AttorneyGuttman, Mintz, Baker & Sonnenfeldt1999 - 2000
AttorneyKirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, PC1999 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Nassau County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Professional Family MediatorsMemberN/A
New York Association of Collaborative ProfessionalsMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Child Support ModificationMy client received a substantial reduction in his total child support payemtents. The case settled by deeming the eighteen year old child constructively emancipated and recalculating child support for the youngest child of sixteen years of age only.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Long Island Family Law and Mediation BlogHow Is a Child Custody Case Decided in New York?2013
Long Island Family Law and Mediation BlogWhat is a typical divorce mediation like in Long Island?2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Emory UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Nassau County Bar AssociationLawyers Helping Lawyers - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse2009