I have practiced law for 38 years and my office is dedicated exclusively to divorce/family law.Your children are the most important part of your divorce. Let us help you.While there is a formula for calculating child support, there are issues which may be complicated.We limit the number of cases we accept;that permits us to provide individual attention to clients.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top 100 Lawyers||The National Advocates||2015|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Super Lawyer||5280 Magazine||2006|
|Attorney||Law Office of Laura E. Shapiro, P.C.||1991 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Malman and Malman, P.C.||1990 - 1991|
|Attorney||Law Office Of Stephen J. Harhai||1987 - 1990|
|Assistant Attorney General, Human Resources||Office Of The Attorney General, State Of Colorado||1984 - 1987|
|Attorney||Laura E. Shapiro, P.C.||1983 - 1984|
|Attorney||Colorado Rural Legal Services||1980 - 1983|
|Associate||Garganigo and Goldsmith||1978 - 1978|
|Staff Attorney||New York Legal Services||1978 - 1979|
|Hearing Officer/Office of Rent Control||NYC Office of Rent Control||1977 - 1978|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1978 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Colorado Bar Association, Legal Fee Arbitration Committee||Member||N/A|
|Denver Bar Association, Legal Fee Arbitration Committee||Member||N/A|
|Colorado Bar Association, Legislative Committee||Member||N/A|
|Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section||Legislative Committee||N/A|
|Arapahoe County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Denver Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee||President||1992 - 1993|
|Denver Magazine||If You Think You Might Be Getting Divorced||2005|
|The Colorado Lawyer||Special Considerations and the Special Advocate||2001|
|The Denver Post||Numerous weekly articles in "Speaking Legally"||1998|
|The Colorado Lawyer||Overcoming Difficulties in Collecting Child Support and Maintenance||1995|
|The Colorado Lawyer||Removal Issues and Standards for Modification of Custody||1995|
|Wiley Publications||Editor, American Jouranal of Family Law||1991|
|Denver Business Journal||Splitting the Sheets||1991|
|Parent Magazine||Who Represents the Children when Parents Divorce||1990|
|The Colorado Lawyer||Custody Evaluations in Colorado||1989|
|New York Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Trinity College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1972|
|Keystone Conference||Ethical Issues and Family Law||N/A|
|Family Law Conference||Child Support Issues||N/A|
|Family Law Conference||Arbitration, Appeals and other Jurisdictional Issues||N/A|
|Family Law Conference||Supplemental Custody Evaluations||N/A|
Posted by Michael
Laura and her team get you exactly what you need. Family law and custody issues are complicated and very difficult to understand. She sat down with me and showed me the statutes right out of the book on Colorado law, and told me step by step what I needed in order to win. She represented me against two different lawers on the other side and there was a clear and cut difference on professionalism, preparedness and overall knowledge of the law. If you are a father in Colorado looking for help with fighting for your children, heed this message, you search ends with Laura Shapiro.
Posted by Cindi
Life is very complicated and divorce was not on my radar. I never thought I would have to face that situation, but unfortunately I did. I consulted with Laura 10 years prior to actually having to retain her services for my divorce. At that initial meeting 10 years prior, she not only gave me great legal advice, she helped me think through the high emotional cost of dissolving a marriage and a family. She was able to balance my situation with thoughtful compassion while maintaining integrity and validity about my case without pushing to file just for monetary gain for her firm – that was truly appreciated.
Throughout the many different phases of my case, she remained fair, just, and steadfast; and truly listened to my requests and concerns. I had a very complicated case and it took a lot of time to sort it all through; but I felt confident in her billing; as well as the team she leads.
I feel I absolutely chose the right person and professional firm to handle this very sensitive matter for me.
Laura, you are an amazing mind and I thank you for being part of my life during all of that.
Posted by Michael
Laura was asked to represent me at the end of my child support obligation because my ex decided I should continue to pay for children that were no longer living at home. Had not seen any of my children in over eight years and now I was facing jail time for underpaying one child support payment. My case was a mess; parental alienation, a horrible custody battle, and unfair treatment from the court. Laura was able to change the court’s opinion (no jail time), bring to light the parental alienation issue (this helped start the communication process between me and my children) and brought finality to the never ending harassment from my ex-wife. Truly grateful for the help, she took the case when no one else would.