Stefani Shapiro

Partner

CONTACT
Phone: 713-735-8565
Fax: 713-351-4514
Email: sshapiro@ssbplaw.com
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PRACTICE AREAS
Family Law

Profile

A native Houstonian, but educated in Boston (Tufts University) and New York (NYU Law School), Stefani returned to Houston in 1991 to clerk for U.S. District Judge David Hittner. Following that, she joined the family law section of a large downtown firm. From 1997 to 2003, she practiced with fellow partner Patsy Wicoff. Stefani joined SSBP in 2003 to start SSBP’s Family Law practice and was joined by Patsy Wicoff in 2007.

Stefani works with individuals and focuses her practice exclusively on family law, mainly divorce. She also handles collaborative divorces, post-divorce litigation, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, paternity and related matters. She is a tenacious and compassionate advocate for her clients, whether in the courtroom or in settlement negotiations.

Stefani’s Practice Includes

  • Divorce litigation
  • Modification of orders
  • Collaborative divorce
  • Premarital and post marital agreements
  • Enforcement of orders
  • Parentage actions

Education

Tufts University
B.A., 1988, summa cum laude

New York University School of Law
J.D., 1991, Order of the Coif

Membership and Affiliations

  • Texas State Bar, 1991
           Family Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association
           Family Law Section
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow

Community Involvement

  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Past President
  • Emery/Weiner School, Board Member
  • Congregation Beth Israel, Board Member
  • ERJCC, Board Member
  • The Shlenker School, past President of the Board

Recognitions and Awards

  • Board Certified – Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, since 2000
  • Texas Super Lawyer, 2008-2015, 2017, 2018
    (by Thomson Reuters, as listed in Texas Monthly)
  • Rising Star, 2004 – 2005, 2007
    (by Thomson Reuters, as listed in Texas Monthly)

Personal

Stefani enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in the community. She loves to travel and hike in the mountains. At home in Houston, she enjoys exercising, reading, and food & wine tasting.