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Erin Moran Shapiro


Erin Moran Shapiro is a partner with the Boston Law firm of Atwood & Cherny, a nationally recognized law firm concentrating in the practice of Family Law. She is an active member of the Family Law Sections of the Boston, Worcester and Massachusetts Bar Associations.

Ms. Shapiro is a 1994 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (B.A., cum laude, 1994) and received her law degree from Suffolk University (J.D., cum laude, 1997). Prior to joining Atwood & Cherny in 1998, Ms. Shapiro served as a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court for a one year term from 1997 through 1998.

Ms. Shapiro has been involved in various complex matrimonial matters and custody disputes on both the trial and appellate levels. She represented the late Karen Sharpe who was murdered by her husband, Dr. Richard Sharpe, during their divorce litigation. This matter received national media attention and has been the subject of many television shows, including Court TV and Dateline. Ms. Shapiro's appellate work has included two recent decisions which have defined the state of the law in the Commonwealth on the enforceability of prenuptial agreements. She has also authored "5th Amendment and Domestic Relations Matters", Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 31 M.L.W. 1411 (March 17, 2003).

"The divorce process is so emotionally charged, understandably so because the stakes are so high. Unlike other aspects of the law, divorce attorneys must exhibit a heightened sensitivity to the fact that they are tackling the issues which are most sacred to individuals, their children and all of their assets."

Ms. Shapiro has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the field of family law..