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Corey Matthew Shapiro

Divorce and separation Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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All-encompassing counsel for divorcing clients

Corey Shapiro focuses on helping clients reach litigation-free divorces. He uses several different dispute resolution methods to achieve this goal. The result, for clients, is a deep skillset that can meet their needs as they evolve. Corey is a missionary, not a mercenary. He is a divorce attorney who resolves divorces outside of the courtroom in order to minimize risks and costs. Meanwhile, he uses the courts to resolve divorce emergencies. The goal is always to help clients make the best use of their time, money, and emotional energy as they move toward post-divorce life.

He believes that having a manageable divorce with a difficult spouse or opponent starts with better thinking, which correlates to making better decisions. He helps clients develop effective legal and emotional strategies for dealing with high-conflict spouses, guiding them through high-stress decision-making, and giving them the support and skills they need to stay smart and sane under pressure. Clients praise both his advocacy and his compassion.

In any practice, “making it look easy" only happens with considerable experience and work ethic. Corey, who has been practicing in the field for more than 20 years, has a unique ability to see practical solutions that are efficient and uncomplicated. When divorce brings intense feelings to the surface, Corey’s clients also benefit from his emotional intelligence and discretion. More than an incisive legal tactician, he is also a trusted and creative advisor.

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Corey M. Shapiro
The Graybar Building
420 Lexington Ave, Suite 2810
New York, NY, 10170

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Posted by Kenneth | May 25, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Intelligent, compassionate and skillful
Corey possesses a rare combination of competency and integrity. He cares deeply about his clients and is a skilled advocate. He takes a holistic and practical approach to lawyering.
Posted by Mitzi | May 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney During the Worst of Times
The last thing I ever thought I would be worrying about was getting a divorce let alone getting a family/divorce lawyer. Corey was recommended to me by a friend of a friend. Isn't that always how it goes? Upon meeting him I was a mess. He was professional, knowledgable, and immediately put me at ease. He never once told me what to do. What he did was explain to me the law and my options. Corey truly wants the best for families and is a voice of reason when you may not be there yet. He was aggressive but fair and advocated for me and my son to get us the best possible outcome for our whole family. Did I mention this was 7 years ago already(!!) He continues to keep in touch and reaches out to see how my son and I are doing. Divorce court can be a very ugly place but Corey navigated me away from that and focused on what was best for me and my son. I am forever grateful to have had him by my side.
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Posted by Nikolai Taylor | June 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best in show...
No one in the legal profession cares more about their clients or what they are going through emotionally when it comes to divorce or custody or family law conflicts. I would recommend Corey to ANYONE after working with him through an explosive divorce and heart-wrenching relocation battle. I still read a book he found for me during my divorce, over and over, to help me deal with a very difficult human being. In a world where we trend towards holistic living, Corey is the future. He practices legal yoga. And his advice and counsel is realistic, sensitive, and intelligent. I'm grateful for him in my life.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Corey M. Shapiro, Esq.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Wolfson Carroll & Shapiro
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Wolfson & Carroll
  • 2001 - 2009


  • National Family Law Trial Institute
  • Family Trial Practice Intensive Training
  • 2018
  • The Center for Mediation and Training
  • Basic Divorce Mediation Training Certification
  • 2017
  • The Center for Understanding in Conflict
  • Mediation Intensive Training Certification
  • 2017
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Redlands
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hackett v Hackett
  • Trial Decision


  • Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Mediation Genius at 40-Hour Divorce Mediation Basic Training
  • The Center for Mediation & Training
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar
  • What Divorce Mediators Need to Know About Divorce Litigation
  • 2017
  • Family Law CLE
  • Basic matrimonial practice: frequently asked questions
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Corey and I were opposing counsel on a fairly complicated case together. He advocated zealously for his client, but was always professional, and his approach led to a very fair, equitable settlement for his client. I endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If you need a matrimonial attorney, Corey is your man. I’ve seen him in court: He’s sharp, strategic, and thoughtful. Call him."
Family Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Corey is my go-to referral for matrimonial cases. I have known him for over 10 years, and everyone I have referred to him has been very happy with his representation. Corey is an outstanding, highly skilled, ethical attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Corey Shapiro is an extremely knowledgeable, diligent and trustworthy matrimonial attorney. I endorse Mr. Shapiro and highly recommend him to friends and family members without hesitation or reservation."
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Other
"I have known Corey for over 20 years when we started law school. It doesn't surprise me that he was ranked as a Super Lawyer. However, that doesn't tell the whole story about Corey. There's always been something so welcoming and kind in Corey. He cares about people, his area of law and even playing at the highest level he is constantly looking to get better. Rare to be such a good guy and so skilled as attorney. If your are looking for someone in family law, look no further. Good person, honest, trustworthy and the best of the best."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Corey and endorse him without reservation to potential clients seeking legal counsel in his fields of litigation, family, and matrimonial law. He is an intelligent, hard-working, and ethical attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Corey for over 4 years. His professionalism and ability to advocate for his clients is top notch."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my privilege to refer all matrimonial cases to Corey Shapiro, a hardworking, knowledgeable and aggressive advocate."
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New York Divorce and separation Lawyer Corey Matthew Shapiro
Corey Matthew Shapiro
Divorce and separation Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 21 years