THOMAS P. PARRINO is a partner and co-founder of PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC. His practice covers all aspects of family law, including divorce, property division, alimony, child custody, and child support. He is considered a top lawyer in his field and has practiced family law for more than 25 years. Over the course of his career, he has handled some of the most complex and high-asset family law litigation in Connecticut. Parrino is a robust negotiator and litigator, and earned the designation “Lawyer of the Year” as selected by his peers and published by Best Lawyers in 2013. He is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut and the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut.
Parrino is a member of the American, Connecticut, and Fairfield County bar associations, as well as the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He is a fellow and past president of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He chairs the chapter’s Rules (O’Brien), Sunbury, and Arbitration committees. He also serves on the Amicus Committee and previously served on the Examining Committee.
In addition, Parrino is a member of Connecticut’s Family Law Commission, which comprises Connecticut superior court judges and select attorneys who have been invited to serve as members. The purpose of the commission is to develop proposed reforms and new initiatives meant to improve family law in Connecticut, as well as to examine the state’s Rules of Court, decisional law, and legislation that affect family law.
Parrino recently served as a delegate to the National Board of Governors of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has also chaired the National Admissions Committee and was a member of the National Test Subcommittee. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers as well.
Parrino co-authored a chapter in the book, Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons, Second Edition 2013, that was published by European Lawyer/Thomson Reuters. This book addresses the growing significance of international family law and is an authoritative guide to family law in core jurisdictions around the world. Six U.S. states and 37 countries compose the jurisdictions. Parrino covered many topics that typify Connecticut family law, including pre- and post-nuptial agreements, surrogacy and adoption, finances/capital, property, financial relief after foreign divorce proceedings, child maintenance, and civil partnership/same-sex marriage, among others.
Parrino has been a prominent lecturer on family law matters during his distinguished career. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and his juris doctor degree from the University of Bridgeport, and attended law school at the Quinnipiac University School of Law.