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Bruce I Shapiro

Marriage and prenuptials Attorney at Henderson, NV

5.0   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1990
    Status
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About Bruce

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Mr. Shapiro attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and received his Bachelor’s degree in 1984 and his master’s degree in 1986. He graduated from Whittier College School of Law in 1990, Magna Cum Laude. He has practiced in family law since 1990 and has served as a Domestic Violence Commissioner, pro tempore, URESA/Paternity Hearing Master, Alternate, Municipal Court Judge, Alternate, Judicial Referee, Las Vegas Justice Court, Small Claims. Mr. Shapiro has written several articles in the area of family law and has served on the Nevada Children’s Justice Task Force, Clark County Family Court Bench-Bar Committee, State Bar of Nevada, Child Support Review Committee, the State Bar of Nevada Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board, State Bar of Nevada Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices and the Continuing Legal Education Committee. Mr. Shapiro also served on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Nevada from 2003-2005 and 2008 – 2010.

Location

Bruce I. Shapiro, Ltd.
8925 South Pecos Road, Suite 14 A
Henderson, NV, 89074

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Posted by Jonathan | September 5, 2023
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Life Changing Service
he backstory is that my daughter's mother decided to move away and tried to take my daughter across the country away from me for no reason other than she wanted to move. I've been active and in my daughter's life since birth but due to my previous choice of attorney, almost lost this case. After almost a year of legal gamesmanship and being financially milked by The firm representing me previously a friend told me about Bruce and the Pecos law group. With only 45 days to trial that team put together a great argument and legal strategy that allowed the judge to clearly see what my daughter's mother was up to. Bruce, Jack, and the entire team, humbly, I thank you. I have primary custody of this beautiful little girl and life is good because of you.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2021
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Thank you
I wanted to thank you for the peace you provided me during this process. Your professionalism and attention to detail was very appreciated. This process was unnecessarily too long, but you and your staff helped me through it all. Thank you so much AD
Posted by Joe G | October 22, 2021
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Amazing Representation
I was involved in a long-term mess with my ex-spouse. Making matters worse, my ex-spouse’s attorney was non-responsive and extremely slow to do anything. I hired Bruce and the change was immediate. The day after I retained him, he sent letters and started the process of getting the case moving along. He also let me know the realistic outcomes that we may face along the way. Even more telling, he went above and beyond to let me know the best way to handle the matter so I was not spending too much money. His honesty, knowledge, and preparation was beyond my expectations. We had one court appearance and we achieved all of what we were going for. You could even tell Bruce has a great reputation as it seemed the judge was more inclined to listen to his position. When opposing counsel became desperate and began threatening us, Bruce responded immediately and let me know if it was anything we had to worry about. I can’t recommend him and his firm enough. They ended a 15-month nightmare and did so in a fair manner.
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Posted by Gina | May 8, 2020
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Amazing Bruce Shapiro
I am blessed that I was recommended to Bruce Shapiro. I was told he was an intelligent honest and good man. That is exactly what I encountered. He saved me from being in complete despair from the way my divorce was going. It’s so important to have trust in someone who can have a huge effect on the outcome of something important in your life. I had complete faith in him and his amazing staff. I will forever be grateful at how I was cared for in a quick caring and intelligent manner. I highly recommend Bruce Shapiro
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Posted by Paula | May 5, 2020
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Bruce Shapiro
I was referred to Mr. Schapiro for family law, specifically divorce. I knew immediately it was the correct decision. Mr. Schapiro has obviously had much experience in this area and I was incredibly impressed with his immediate and correct assessment of my situation. Very sharp, to the point, accessible and focused. If I had any questions he had immediate answers. All documentation, filings, motions, stipulations and decrees were submitted in record time. Most important, there was never a moment when I did not feel that he had my best interest in sight. Nothing but good things to say about Bruce and Pecos Law Group.
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Posted by Scott | May 3, 2020
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Bruce Shapiro - GREAT Attorney and Firm
Pecos Law Group has been a great source of assistance to me through the years. Bruce Shapiro has been my primary representative, but I have also worked with Shann Winesett and Paul Lemcke. In all cases, Bruce and the team provided excellent representation and advice. They have always told me what I needed to hear – not necessarily what I wanted to hear. Bruce’s explanations have always been clear and comprehensive, yet brief and easy for me (and my non-legal mind) to understand. He always explained the pros and cons of various paths, and provided calm and expert recommendations based upon facts and logic – not the emotion of the moment. Finally, Bruce and his team’s sense of urgency and responsiveness to all my concerns and requests was amazing. Bruce’s reachability was unbelievably fast. Whether calling or emailing, I either got through immediately, or received quick replies. I cannot emphasize enough how comforting that was. I have recommended several friends to Pecos Law Group on a variety of topics including wills/trusts, divorce, custody and other issues. I highly recommend Bruce and the entire Pecos Law Group team for any legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2020
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Top Rated Attorney
My personal experiences with Pecos Law Group, and specifically Bruce Shapiro, have always been positive, productive, and worth every dollar of the related costs. Mr. Shapiro’s replies are fast, timely, to the point, and his understanding of how to navigate family law is calming, in what is often a very stressful time. His personality and overall demeanor removes emotion from the process, because ultimately, the facts are what matter in a court of law. I highly recommend Bruce Shapiro to anyone looking for a competent legal advisor and/or attorney. Pecos Law Group is a superior firm and I am fortunate to have Attorney Bruce Shapiro on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2020
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GREAT Attorney!
I have retained Bruce Shapiro on multiple family law cases and have always been impressed with his wealth of knowledge, professionalism, communication, strategic approach and compassion. I highly recommend Bruce Shapiro and Pecos Law Group!
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2019
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Choose the right lawyer it can affect the rest of your life
Aggressive and Competent. Bruce moves fast, efficiently and covers every possibility. He produces far superior results in way less time. I made the unfortunate mistake of choosing a “convenient“ divorce lawyer that could have ruined me. Bruce not only had to fix my previous divorce lawyers mess, but has more than paid for the expense of his services, With his superior knowledge and capability. Knowledge and capability the other lawyers don’t have. By going through this unfortunate and difficult process of divorce, I have learned, a significant amount of divorce lawyers try to finish divorce the easy way with just filing paperwork. They don’t put the time or effort needed to truly help you through this process. Bruce does put the time and effort necessary into getting you through this process with the best possible outcome. Don’t make my mistake by choosing a poor lawyer first. Go with Bruce you’ll come out better on the other side.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2019
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Worth Every Penny!
I have use Mr. Shapiro on more than one occasion and, if necessary, would call him again. He is not your cheapest attorney in town but you get what you pay for when it comes to attorneys. I have found that Mr. Shapiro genuinely cares about what is right. I felt he was honest and not afraid to tell you no, just as much as he will tell you yes. I would recommend him over and over to anyone!
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Posted by ron | May 7, 2019
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Life Saver
I have been using Bruce for 12 years. He is very experienced and knowledgeable about family law. He thinks ahead and is very proactive with respect to suggestions, ideas, solutions and the law in caring for his clients. He is my "go to attorney" in his field and I have recommended him to many people over the year.
Posted by Becky | May 7, 2019
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Amazing team
When we hired Bruce Shapiro our whole experience with attorneys changed. We had another attorney prior to Bruce but fired that guy and hired Bruce and his team. They are well versed in family law and they were honest, reliable and returned your phone calls and emails. We could not have chosen a better Firm. You would be in great hands with Bruce and his team. Money well spent here and the outcome we had was amazing. Thanks Bruce and team.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2019
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Thorough and easy to work with.
Bruce was very thorough in his service for my prenuptial agreement. He explained how it worked both to me and my future wife. I was very pleased with the process.
Posted by Bonnie | May 6, 2019
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Highest standards!
I hired Bruce Shapiro for my divorce as well as child custody and school issues. Bruce is always available for every question or concern and always responds to my emails with a sense of urgency. Bruce is a lawyer who is invested in each case, is professional in court, has effective communication skills to settle issues between parties and has a great rapport with judges and the respect of other attorneys. Bruce genuinely wants the issues resolved and a positive outcome for each client! Bruce always made me feel comfortable in every court situation and was compassionate in conveying to the judge what was of highest importance in my case. Bruce handled every step of the process perfectly each time! Bruce's research team is efficient, knowledgeable, professional, well prepared and detail oriented and always available to help! I highly recommend Bruce for Family Law!
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Posted by Adam F | May 3, 2019
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Custody
Bruce Shapiro managed my custody case for me over the period of almost 2 full years. My child's mom had addiction issues and was a master at hiding her addictions and surrounded herself with enablers. I personally learned a lot just by watching all the methods that Bruce Shapiro used over the 2 year period. Bruce's experience and knowledge of what is needed to win in court is far superior to most family attorneys. If you want one of the best or the best, I would say Bruce fits that billing.
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Posted by Dean | April 29, 2019
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Best in the business
Bruce was always in control and did the right thing to resolve the situation. His advice was always on point and he was extremely responsive. He made we feel like we were always doing the right thing and the best outcome was coming.
Posted by Darin | March 20, 2017
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Great Lawyer
My Decree was messed up from a previous lawyer. Bruce Shapiro and his Team (Shann Winsett, Partner, and Allan Brown legal assistant) were able to set the Decree aside and negotiate a new Decree that is fair and acceptable for both parties. More than happy with the professionalism and experience Bruce and his Team have in Family Law.
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Posted by Joe & Leslie Blockovich | November 17, 2010
Outstanding Attorney
Bruce Shapiro has incredible court room presence and his trial preparation is very thorough and detailed. He will always tell you the exact truth about your situation and give you the options and consequences you can and will face at the end result of your case. Never a communication break down with him or his office staff either. If you e-mail Bruce or his staff, or call with a question or concern you will not only get an answer but you will feel at ease to know that Bruce and his staff are taking care of your situation. If you are looking for a top notch, ethical and straight forward attorney that practices family law at its highest level, then Bruce Shapiro is who you will want to contact. Our family would not be where it is today with out Bruce and his staff.
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Posted by Jenny | November 17, 2010
Agressive and Knowledgeable
Used him in my divorce from another divorce attorney. He was always one step ahead of the opposing counsel, He is very organized, well prepared, excellant writer and provides good advise.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Municipal Court Judge, Alternate
  • Las Vegas Municipal Court
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Justice of the Peace, Pro Tempore
  • Las Vegas Justice Court
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Domestic Violence Commissioner, Pro Tempore
  • Clark County District Court
  • 1997 - 2000
  • URESA/Paternity Hearing Master, Alternate
  • Clark County District Court
  • 1994 - 2000
  • Associate
  • William Phillips & Associates
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Small Claims Referee
  • Las Vegas Justice Court
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Kent Dawson Chartered
  • 1990 - 1992
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Education

  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Nevada
  • MA - Masters
  • 1986
  • University of Nevada
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Associations

  • Supreme Court of Nevada Bench-Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Board of Governors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Council of Appellate Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar, Family Division
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Nevada Children's Justice Task Force
  • N/A
  • Nevada State Bar, Family Law Division
  • Executive Committee Member
  • N/A
  • Nevada State Bar, Disciplinary Board
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Board of Governors
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Nevada State Bar, Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Nevada State Bar, CLE Committee
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Nevada State Bar, Child Support Review Committee
  • Member
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Nevada State Bar, Disciplinary Board
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2003
  • Clark County Family Court Bench Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Nevada State Bar, Child Support Review Committee
  • Member
  • 1992 - 1992
  • Whittier College of Law
  • Teaching Assistant, Contracts
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Whittier Law Review
  • Solicitations Editor
  • 1989 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Award
  • Clark County Pro Bono Project
  • 1991
  • Local Government Award
  • American Bar Association
  • 1990
  • Honor Roll
  • Whittier College School of Law
  • 1990
  • AmJur Award, Constitutional Law I
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1989
  • Dean's Merit Scholarship
  • Whittier College School of Law
  • 1989
  • David Holtz Memorial Scholarship
  • Whittier College School of Law
  • 1989
  • Dean's List
  • Whittier College School of Law
  • 1989
  • AmJur Award, Contracts
  • Americant Jurisprudence
  • 1987
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Publications

  • ABA Spring CLE Conference
  • Gambling with Your Family: Between Love and Obsession
  • 2003
  • Nevada Family Law Reporter
  • Magiera v. Luera: Examination of Children's Surnames in Paternity Cases
  • 1999
  • Nevada Family Law Reporter
  • Child Support Awards in Shared Custody Cases
  • 1998
  • Nevada Family Law Reporter
  • Willful Underemployment under NRS 125B.080(8)
  • 1998
  • Nevada Family Law Reporter
  • The Lost Factors of NRS 125B.080(9)
  • 1997
  • Nevada Family Law Reporter
  • Wealth as a Proper Consideration in Setting Child Support Award
  • 1993
  • Western State University Law Review
  • The Heavy Burden of Establishing Weight as a Handicap Under Anti-Discrimination Statutes
  • 1991
  • Inter Alia (MCBA)
  • Equitable Defenses to Child Support Arrearages
  • 1991
  • Whittier Law Review
  • From Boyd to Brazwell: The Restriction of Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination Pertaining to Custodians of Corporate Records
  • 1989
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Family Law Strategies
  • Family Law
  • 2009
  • Advanced Family Law Strategies
  • Family Law
  • 2008
  • Child Custody in Nevada
  • Parental Alienation Syndrome
  • 2005
  • Child Custody in Nevada
  • Recent Child Custody Issues
  • 2004
  • Essentials of Family Court
  • Appealing a Family Law Case
  • 2003
  • ABA Spring CLE Conference
  • Gambling and family court litigation
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bruce is a strategic and skilled lawyer who zealously advocates for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce is well respected in the local legal community. He has a reputation for being knowledgeable in family law and dealing with opposing counsel in a professional manner. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bruce. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Shapiro is very knowledgeable and prepared. He is an intelligent and effective advocate."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A very competent family law attorney. One of the best in Las Vegas. I have seen that from working with his firm and from seeing him work in court."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Henderson Marriage and prenuptials Lawyer Bruce I Shapiro
Bruce I Shapiro
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney
Henderson, NV
Licensed for 33 years