Thomas P. Parrino

Thomas P. Parrino

Parrino|Shattuck, PC
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • Connecticut
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Biography

THOMAS P. PARRINO is a partner and co-founder of PARRINO|SHATTUCK, PC. He has more than 25 years of experience practicing family law and is considered a top attorney in his field. He represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, and property division. He is a dynamic negotiator and litigator. Parrino has handled some of the most sophisticated and high-asset family law litigation in Connecticut and was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers, a recognition determined by his peers, in 2013. During his distinguished career, Parrino has lectured extensively on family law matters. He is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut and the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut.

LANDMARK CASES

Ramin v. Ramin – The influential case in which court authority awarded counsel fees as a result of litigation misconduct, discovery abuse, and fraudulent concealment of assets.

Kendall v. Pilkington – The appellate court misused its discretion by dismissing of the defendant’s appeal from various contempt and pendente lite orders based on his alleged contemptuous conduct, when the defendant had purged himself of the findings of contempt and the trial court had vacated the contempt findings, thereby mooting the issues raised in the motion to dismiss.

Tanzman v. Meurer – A trial court that determines a financial support order based on a party’s earning capacity must ascertain the specific dollar amount of the party’s earning capacity.

Powell-Ferri v. Ferri – According to Massachusetts law, it was proper for trustees to transfer assets from one trust that permitted the party husband to withdraw principal to a second trust from which he could not withdraw principal. The husband was not required by the automatic orders to sue his family member trustees for return of the assets.

Brant v. Brant – The highest-reported temporary support award in the country issued by a court after hearing.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
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U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
Quinnipiac University School of Law
J.D. (1987) | Law
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University of Bridgeport
J.D. (1987) | Law
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University of Connecticut
B.A. (1983) | English
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Awards
10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Connecticut
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Top 50 Lawyers
America's Most Honored Professionals
Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Connecticut
Attorney and Practice Magazine
Lawyer of the Year Selected by Peer Recognition
Best Lawyers
Top 50 Attorney
Thomson Reuters Connecticut Super Lawyers
2013 - 2015 and 2018 - 2021
AV-Rated Attorney
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers in New England
Best Lawyers
Since 2018
Top One Percent
America's Most Honored Professionals
Since 2016
Best Lawyers In America
Best Lawyers
Since 2006
Super Lawyer
Thomson Reuters Connecticut Super Lawyers
Since 2006
New York Area's Best Lawyers
New York Magazine
Since 2006
Top 30 Outstanding Lawyers of Fairfield County
Greenwich Magazine
Best Law Firms in Category of Family Law
U.S. News & World Report
2018, 2020, and 2021
New England Super Lawyers
Connecticut Magazine
Since 2007
Distinguished Professional
Noticed (formerly known as Expert Network)
Lawyer of Distinction
Lawyers of Distinction
Since 2018
500 Leading Family Lawyers
Lawdragon
Professional Associations
International Academy of Family Lawyers
Fellow
Current
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American College of Family Trial Lawyers
Diplomate
Current
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Connecticut Family Law Commission
Member
Current
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Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Connecticut Bar Association
Member
Current
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Fairfield County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Connecticut Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Fellow
Current
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Connecticut Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Former President
Current
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Connecticut Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Rules Committee (O'Brien)
Former Chair
Current
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Connecticut Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Sunbury Committee
Former Chair
Current
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Connecticut Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Arbitration Committee
Former Chair
Current
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Connecticut Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Amicus Committee
Chair
Current
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Connecticut Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Examining Committee
Former Chair
Current
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National Board of Governors of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Delegate
Current
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National Board of Governors of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, National Admissions Committee
Former Chair
Current
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National Board of Governors of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, National Test Subcommittee
Former Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons, Second Edition 2013
European Lawyer/Thomson Reuters
Websites & Blogs
Website
Parrino|Shattuck, PC
Contact & Map
285 Riverside Avenue
Suite 450
Westport, CT 06880
Telephone: (203) 557-9755
Fax: (203) 557-8018