Milwaukee Area Family Lawyer
Wisconsin Divorce Attorney
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Amy L. Shapiro understands she is representing people in protecting what they value most – their family, their assets and their livelihood – and strives to both be professional and determined in her advocacy as well as compassionate in her approach. She has been a practicing family law attorney for over 33 years and has learned each client brings in his/her own distinct issues, values and interests.
Attorney Shapiro’s practice focuses on Wisconsin divorce, paternity, child custody and child custody jurisdiction, support, property division, domestic violence issues, domestic partnership dissolutions, and post judgment matters. She represents parents, grandparents and also is appointed guardian ad litem to represent the best interests of minor children. Attorney Shapiro also does family law appellate work and drafts prenuptial and marital property agreements. She previously practiced civil legal services in Georgia before returning to practice civil legal services in Wisconsin in 1984 and exclusively family law since 1991.
As a Wisconsin family law mediator, Attorney Shapiro focuses on both mediation and as advocate counsel to look at the interests of her clients and the importance of the newly-formed family. Extensively trained in the collaborative family law practice, she uses her problem solving skills and her knowledge and experience in both the court and in negotiations. Attorney Shapiro believes her creativity and tenacity as well as her empathy provide her with a unique perspective in her representation of her clients.
Attorney Shapiro is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin; she also sits on various community boards and has authored several published articles on Wisconsin family law. As a board member and Vice President of the Leander J. Foley Jr. Matrimonial American Inn of Court, Attorney Shapiro strives to foster mentoring to less experienced attorneys and continuing education for all attorneys.
Attorney Shapiro is passionate about her work as a Milwaukee divorce lawyer and mediator, and endeavors to be a positive force in the lives of Milwaukee families. Attorney Shapiro was selected as one of the Wisconsin Super Lawyers in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. After being voted a finalist for Best Divorce Attorney in Milwaukee in 2010, she was voted the Best Divorce Attorney in Milwaukee in 2011 in the Shepherd Express. In 2015, she was named nationally in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Family Law.
A number of national review and rankings organizations serve to help the public learn more about attorneys’ long-term records, peer reviews, and client opinions. Learn more about Attorney Amy Shapiro on the following public review sites:
A graduate with honors of the University of Michigan, Attorney Shapiro received her law degree from Boston University.