brenda b. shapiro

Brenda B. Shapiro

Practice Area: Family Law Litigation

Company: Law Offices of Brenda B. Shapiro LLC

Brenda B. Shapiro is a Family Law attorney and litigator. She provides legal counsel to clients on family law matters, including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, divorce, child custody, access and time sharing, post-dissolution, domestic violence, and grandparents’ rights. She established the Law Offices of Brenda B. Shapiro, LLC in 1994, where she is Managing Partner.

Ms. Shapiro also practices the dispute-resolution method known as Collaborative Law.  The method emphasizes family-focused decision-making, cooperation, commitments to a faster process, potential cost savings and family privacy – all without court intervention.

Collaborative Law combines attorneys, accountants, financial planners, mental health professionals and mediators, who work jointly with clients in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation. It is designed to help divorcing parties resolve their differences in a non-adversarial setting, allowing them to focus on the best interests of their family.

Ms. Shapiro was a consulting attorney in writing the brief for Miami’s high-profile custody case of six-year-old Cuban Elian Gonzalez, who arrived in the United States on an inner tube without his mother, who died in the crossing.


    • Collaborative Law Institute – Founding Director
    • Civilian Investigative Panel, City of Miami – Chair (2007-2009)
    • Community Relations Board, City of Miami – Chair (2003-2006)


    • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability (2009)
    • Listed in South Florida Legal Guide (2008-2009)
    • Listed in Super Lawyers (2007)


    • The Florida Bar, Section on Family Law
    • Dade County Bar Association
    • American Civil Liberties Union
    • International Women’s Forum
    • National Council of Jewish Women


Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor – University of Miami

44 West Flagler Street, Suite 2250, Miami, FL 33130

Region: Miami

Phone: 305.577.3861

Company: Law Offices of Brenda B. Shapiro LLC