Thomas P. Parrino

Thomas P. Parrino


Parrino Shattuck, PC

Recognized since 2006

Westport, Connecticut

Practice Areas

Family Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Family Law
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THOMAS P. PARRINO is a partner and co-founder of PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC. He represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, and property division. With more than 25 years of experience practicing family law, Parrino is considered a top attorney in his field, handling some of the most intricate and high-asset family law litigation in Connecticut. He is a tenacious negotiator and litigator. He was named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers, a recognition determined by his peers and repeatedly named Top 50 Lawyers in Connecticut by Super Lawyers and America’s Most Honored Professionals. Parrino is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. The American College of Family Trial Lawyers is a select group of the 100 of the top family trial lawyers from across the United States. Diplomates, all members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers are chosen based upon their recognized litigation skills and courtroom abilities. Nomination to membership is by Diplomate invitation only. Parrino is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut and the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut. He is a Fellow and Past President of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Parrino currently chairs the Chapter's Amicus Committee and previously chaired the Chapter’s Rules, Arbitration committees and Examining Committee. Parrino is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the American, Connecticut, and Fairfield County bar associations. Parrino recently served as a delegate to the National Board of Governors of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He previously served as the chair of the National Admissions Committee and a member of the National Test Subcommittee. He is also a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Parrino co-authored a chapter in Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons, Second Edition 2013, a book published by European Lawyer/Thomson Reuters. This book developed out of the increasing significance of international family law and addresses the need for a definitive guide to family law in core jurisdictions around the world. Six U.S. states and 37 countries compose the jurisdictions. Parrino wrote about many subjects that exemplify Connecticut family law, including finances/capital, property, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, child maintenance, surrogacy and adoption, civil partnership/same-sex marriage, and financial relief after foreign divorce proceedings, among others. Moreover, Parrino has lectured extensively on family law matters throughout his prominent career. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and his juris doctor degree from the University of Bridgeport, then succeeded by Quinnipiac University School of Law.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 285 Riverside Avenue, Suite 450
    Westport, CT 06880

Languages

  • English

Demographics

  • Sex: Male

Education

  • University of Connecticut, B.A., graduated 1983
  • Quinnipiac University, J.D., graduated 1987
  • University of Bridgeport, J.D., graduated 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1987

Affiliations

  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers - Diplomate
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association - Member
  • Connecticut Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Fellow
  • Connecticut Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Former President
  • Connecticut Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Amicus Committee - Chair
  • Connecticut Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Arbitration Committee - Former Chair
  • Connecticut Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Examining Committee - Former Chair
  • Connecticut Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Rules Committee (O'Brien) - Former Chair
  • Connecticut Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Sunbury Committee - Chair
  • Connecticut Family Law Commission - Member
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Fairfield County Bar Association - Member
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers - Fellow
  • National Board of Governors of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Delegate
  • National Board of Governors of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, National Admissions Committee - Former Chair
  • National Board of Governors of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, National Test Subcommitee - Former Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Family Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Family Law, Stamford (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Family Law

Special Focus

  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Complex Financial
  • Divorce
  • Enforcement and Modification
  • Equitable Division
  • Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Negotiation
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Relocation
  • Visitation

Awards:

  • *Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice.
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Connecticut by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2021
  • 500 Leading Family Lawyers by Lawdragon
  • Best Law Firms in Category of Family Law, U.S. News & World Report
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers since 2006
  • Best Lawyers in New England Best Lawyers since 2018
  • Distinguished Professional, Noticed (formerly known as Expert Network)
  • Lawyer of the Year selected by peer recognition and published by Best Lawyers (2013)
  • Lawyers of Distinction since 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated Attorney
  • New England Super Lawyers, Connecticut Magazine, since 2007
  • New York Area’s Best Lawyers, New York Magazine, since 2006
  • Super Lawyers: Top 50 Attorney 2013-2015 and 2018-2021, Thomson Reuters Connecticut*
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Connecticut, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2018
  • Top 30 Outstanding Lawyers of Fairfield County, Greenwich Magazine
  • Top 50 Attorney, Thomson Reuters Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Top One Percent of America’s Most Honored Professionals, American Registry, 2018
  • Top One Percent of America's Most Honored Professionals since 2016
  • Top Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers, since 2006*
  • Top-Rated Lawyers within greater Boston Area by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell and ALM Media in the area of Family Law
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms in Category of Family Law

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