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Laura E. Shapiro - Denver, CO

8751 E. Hampden Ave.Suite B5 Denver, CO 80231

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Denver Family Law Lawyer

About Laura E. Shapiro

Practice Areas

  • Family Law


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Sole Practitioner


  • English (Primary)
  • French
  • Spanish


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1978
  • Colorado, 1981

Other Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee (President 1992-93)
  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association
  • Legislative Committee, Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association
  • Legal Fee Arbitration Committee, Denver Bar Association
  • Legal Fee Arbitration Committee, Colorado Bar Association


  • New York Law School, New York, New York, 1977
  • Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1972
    Major: Foreign Languages, Studio Art

Past Positions

  • Office of Rent Control 1977-1978
  • Garganigo and Goldsmith 1978-1979
  • North Country Legal Services 1979-1979
  • Colorado Rural Legal Services 1979-1983
  • Private Practice 1983-1984
  • Colorado Attorney General's Office 1984-1987
  • Law Office of Stephen J. Harhai 1987-1990
  • Malman and Malman 1990-1991
  • Law Office of Laura E. Shapiro 1991-present


Other Sources of Feedback About Laura E. Shapiro

Included on the 2006 Colorado Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Laura E. Shapiro on Super Lawyers


  • Selected as a Super Lawyer by 5280 Magazine
  • 2006 Colorado Super Lawyer
  • AV Rated
  • Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, - 2012
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, - 2013
  • The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, - 2015
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2020
  • Top 3 Divorce Lawyers in Denver 2019-2020 – Three Best Rated
  • 10 Best 2017 – American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Avvo Top Attorney 10.0 rating


Office Information


8751 E. Hampden Ave.Suite B5 Denver, CO 80231


  • 303-695-8154



  • Editor, American Journal of Family Law, 1991-95 Wiley Publication
  • Author: "Removal Issues and Standards for Modification of Custody," Colorado Lawyer, May 1995
  • Author: "Custody Evaluations in Colorado," Colorado Lawyer, August 1989
  • Author: "Splitting the Sheets," Denver Business Journal, 1991
  • Author: "Who Represents the Children When Parents Divorce," Parent Magazine, 1990
  • S Author: Numerous weekly articles in "Speaking Legally" section of The Denver Post, October 1998 to the present
  • Organized conferences for IDC; Presented as speaker at Keystone regarding Ethical Issues and Family Law Practice; Presented at conference regarding Supplemental Custody Evaluations
  • Co-Presenter at Family Law Institute, Vail, Colorado 2012: “Child Support Essentials”
  • Co-Author: “Retroactive Child Support: Conflicting Decision and Practice Advice,” Colorado Lawyer, August 2012

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