Firm Overview

Main Office

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


(303) 695-0200


(303) 695-8154


Office Information

Office Hours

8:30AM - 5:30PM

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, French

Child Custody


What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We think it is important for clients to understand their legal rights and obligations.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes to an extent.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We do not do a lot of this type of work.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?


What are your firm's strengths and style?

Every client receives individual attention as we do not take every case. We are very detail oriented and pay close attention to the needs of the case. We are casual, friendly and we have a positive atmosphere in our office.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes but only as we choose to do.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?


What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

We excel in task division and do this whenever possible.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We are small, experienced and we pay attention to the needs of the client and case.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Forty years of experience, Super Lawyer recognition, AV rating.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

This began in 1990 with an interest in providing the best representation to families in crisis.

Laura Shapiro

Shapiro Family Law

I am a family law attorney with 40+ years of experience in helping clients receive the best possible outcome in their cases. I have been practicing since 1977 and have owned my own practice since 1991. I am recognized by my peers with awards such as The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers and 5281 Super Lawyers.

Specialties: family law | divorce and separation | property division | child custody | child support | allocation of parental responsibilities | post-decree modifications | mediation | pre and post nuptial agreements | grandparent rights | adoption | contempt | appeals


Bar Number: 11519
Colorado, 1981


New York Law School
Juris Doctor, 1978

Trinity College
B.A., 1972

Daniel Zarnowski

Shapiro Family Law

Born in Chicago and raised in Connecticut, Daniel Zarnowski moved to the Denver metro area after graduating magna cum laude from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami.

Prior to entering law school Daniel was an aviation structural mechanic in the U.S. Navy, serving for five years and through three combat deployments aboard the Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN 69. This experience taught Daniel the value of service to others and how to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

Daniel is also an avid golfer and likes to spend weekends hiking in beautiful Colorado with his wife and dog. When at home Daniel enjoys cooking and there are very few things he will not eat!

In law school, Daniel became interested in family matters as a volunteer guardian ad litem. The impact of parenting time and decision making on the children was apparent working with children in dependency cases.

Daniel completed over 100 hours of pro-bono work during law school, not only working with children but also engaging with other underserved communities. This work included time spent with Feeding South Florida, and the Miami River Cleanup Commission.

Academically, Daniel graduated from law school in the top 5% of his class, ranking 8th out of 223 students. Daniel was a research assistant for a distinguished professor, helping her publish a forthcoming article, and was also a student instructor during his second year of law school.

Daniel interned for a federal district court judge and was employed by a civil litigation firm as a law clerk during law school, handling all aspects of litigation.

Throughout these experiences, Daniel has remained dedicated to helping others within his community through preparation and professionalism. He believes that working with families is rewarding and he is grateful for the opportunity to be involved with people on a personal level.


Bar Number: 50059
Colorado, 2016


St. Thomas University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2016

Central Connecticut State University
B.A., 2007

Laura Shapiro

Shapiro Family Law

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