Family law attorney Amy L. Shapiro understands she protects what her clients value most – their family, their assets and their livelihood – and strives to be both professional and determined in her advocacy, as well as compassionate in her approach. She has been practicing family law attorney in Milwaukee for over 33 years and has learned each client brings in his/her own distinct issues, values and interests.
Milwaukee Divorce Attorney & Family Lawyer
As a Milwaukee divorce attorney, Attorney Shapiro’s practice focuses on a broad array of related issues, including Wisconsin divorce, paternity, child custody and child custody jurisdiction, support, property division, domestic violence issues, domestic partnership dissolutions, and post judgment matters. As a Milwaukee family law attorney, Shapiro represents parents, grandparents and also the best interests of minor children as an appointed guardian ad litem. 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.
Milwaukee Family Law Mediator
As a Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee divorce attorneys and continuing education for all Milwaukee family law attorneys.
Attorney Shapiro is passionate about her work as a divorce lawyer and mediator in Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin, and endeavors to be a positive force in the lives of her clients and their families. Attorney Shapiro was selected as one of the Wisconsin Super Lawyers in 2005- 2008 and 2016-2019. In 2019, she was voted one of the top 25 women attorneys in Wisconsin.
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. From 2015 – 2020, she was named nationally in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Family Law.
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