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Practice areas


  1. Family: 24%
  2. Divorce: 24%
  3. Child Custody: 24%
  4. Appeals: 23%
  5. Dog Bite: 5%


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  • Brandon K. Leavitt

    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.


    Brandon Leavitt Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Bruce. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Bruce I. Shapiro, Ltd.

8925 South Pecos Road, Suite 14 A
Henderson, NV, 89074


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AwardClark County Pro Bono Project1991
Local Government AwardAmerican Bar Association1990
Honor RollWhittier College School of Law1990
AmJur Award, Constitutional Law IAmerican Jurisprudence1989
Dean's Merit ScholarshipWhittier College School of Law1989
David Holtz Memorial ScholarshipWhittier College School of Law1989
Dean's ListWhittier College School of Law1989
AmJur Award, ContractsAmericant Jurisprudence1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Municipal Court Judge, AlternateLas Vegas Municipal Court1999 - 2000
Justice of the Peace, Pro TemporeLas Vegas Justice Court1999 - 2000
Domestic Violence Commissioner, Pro TemporeClark County District Court1997 - 2000
URESA/Paternity Hearing Master, AlternateClark County District Court1994 - 2000
AssociateWilliam Phillips & Associates1992 - 1993
Small Claims RefereeLas Vegas Justice Court1992 - 1994
AssociateLaw Offices of Kent Dawson Chartered1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nevada State BarBoard of Governors2008 - Present
Supreme Court of Nevada Bench-Bar CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Council of Appellate LawyersMember2004 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1990 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Nevada State Bar, Family DivisionMember1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Nevada State BarMember1990 - Present
Nevada Children's Justice Task ForceN/AN/A
Nevada State Bar, Family Law DivisionExecutive Committee MemberN/A
Nevada State Bar, Disciplinary BoardMember2006 - 2008
Nevada State BarBoard of Governors2003 - 2005
Nevada State Bar, Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election PracticesMember2001 - 2008
Nevada State Bar, CLE CommitteeMember2000 - 2003
Nevada State Bar, Child Support Review CommitteeMember1996 - 1996
Nevada State Bar, Disciplinary BoardMember1995 - 2003
Clark County Family Court Bench Bar CommitteeMember1994 - 1995
Nevada State Bar, Child Support Review CommitteeMember1992 - 1992
Whittier College of LawTeaching Assistant, Contracts1989 - 1990
Whittier Law ReviewSolicitations Editor1989 - 1990
Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Spring CLE ConferenceGambling with Your Family: Between Love and Obsession2003
Nevada Family Law ReporterMagiera v. Luera: Examination of Children's Surnames in Paternity Cases1999
Nevada Family Law ReporterChild Support Awards in Shared Custody Cases1998
Nevada Family Law ReporterWillful Underemployment under NRS 125B.080(8)1998
Nevada Family Law ReporterThe Lost Factors of NRS 125B.080(9)1997
Nevada Family Law ReporterWealth as a Proper Consideration in Setting Child Support Award1993
Inter Alia (MCBA)Equitable Defenses to Child Support Arrearages1991
Western State University Law ReviewThe Heavy Burden of Establishing Weight as a Handicap Under Anti-Discrimination Statutes1991
Whittier Law ReviewFrom Boyd to Brazwell: The Restriction of Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination Pertaining to Custodians of Corporate Records1989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of NevadaN/AMA - Masters1986
University of NevadaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Family Law StrategiesFamily Law2009
Advanced Family Law StrategiesFamily Law2008
Child Custody in NevadaParental Alienation Syndrome2005
Child Custody in NevadaRecent Child Custody Issues2004
Essentials of Family CourtAppealing a Family Law Case2003
ABA Spring CLE ConferenceGambling and family court litigation2003