Bruce I. Shapiro

Location:
Henderson, Nevada
Phone:
702-388-1851
Fax:
702-388-7406

Mr. Shapiro attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and received his Bachelor’s degree in 1984 and his master’s degree in 1986. He graduated from Whittier College School of Law in 1990, Magna Cum Laude. He has practiced in family law since 1990 and has served as a Domestic Violence Commissioner, pro tempore, URESA/Paternity Hearing Master, Alternate, Municipal Court Judge, Alternate, Judicial Referee, Las Vegas Justice Court, Small Claims. Mr. Shapiro has written several articles in the area of family law and has served on the Nevada Children’s Justice Task Force, Clark County Family Court Bench-Bar Committee, State Bar of Nevada, Child Support Review Committee, the State Bar of Nevada Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board, State Bar of Nevada Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices and the Continuing Legal Education Committee. Mr. Shapiro also served on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Nevada from 2003-2005 and 2008 – 2010.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Family Law Family Law Appeals

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

Nevada, 1990 U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 1991

EDUCATION

Whittier College School of Law Los Angeles, California J.D. 1990, Magna Cum Laude

Activities

Solicitations Editor, Law Review Teaching Assistant, Contracts

Honors and Awards

American Bar Association Award, Local Government American Jurisprudence Award, Contracts American Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law I Deans’s Merit Scholarship David Holtz Memorial Scholarship Dean’s List Honor Roll University of Nevada, Las Vegas M.A., Political Science, 1986 University of Nevada, Las Vegas B.A., Political Science, 1984

EXPERIENCE

PRIVATE PRACTICE Bruce I. Shapiro, Ltd./Pecos Law Group Las Vegas, Nevada January, 1993 – present DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COMMISSIONER, pro tempore Eighth Judicial District Court Las Vegas, Nevada December, 1997 – November, 2000 URESA/PATERNITY HEARING MASTER, ALTERNATE Eighth Judicial District Court Las Vegas, Nevada October, 1994 – November, 2000 MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE, ALTERNATE Las Vegas Municipal Court Las Vegas, Nevada April, 1999 – October, 2000 JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, pro tempore Las Vegas Justice Court Las Vegas, Nevada January, 1999 – October, 2000 JUDICIAL REFEREE Las Vegas Justice Court—Small Claims Las Vegas, Nevada February, 1992 – 1994 ASSOCIATE William R. Phillips & Associates Las Vegas, Nevada August, 1992 – January, 1993 ASSOCIATE The Law Offices of Kent J. Dawson, Chartered Las Vegas, Nevada September, 1990 – August, 1992 REALTOR Las Vegas, Nevada 1982 – 1986

PUBLICATIONS

Shapiro and Jones, “Alimony in Nevada, Part I,” 25 Nevada Family Law Report, 2 (Summer 2012) Shapiro, “Nevada Strikes Out On Alimony,” 25 Nevada Family Law Report 1 (Winter 2012) Shapiro, The Evolution of Nevada Child Support, 24 Nevada Family Law Report 2 (Spring 2011) Shapiro, Community Waste in Nevada, 23 Nevada Family Law Report 3 (Winter 2010) Shapiro, Magiera v. Luera: Reexamination of Children’s Surnames in Paternity Cases, 14 Nevada Family Law Report 1 (Winter 1999) Shapiro, Child Support Awards in Shared Custody Cases, 13 Nevada Family Law Report 3 (Fall, 1998) Shapiro, Willful Underemployment Under NRS 125B.080(8), 13 Nevada Family Law Report 1 (Winter, 1998) Shapiro, The Lost Factors of NRS 125B.080(9): Deviating From Child Support Guidelines, 12 Nevada Family Law Report 1 (Spring, 1997) Shapiro, Herz v. Gabler-Herz; Wealth As A Proper Consideration In Setting Child Support Award, 8 Nevada Family Law Report 1 (Fall, 1993) Shapiro, Equitable Defenses To Child Support Arrearages: Parkinson v. Parkinson, 106 Nev. Adv. Op. 91 (1990), 56 Inter Alia 20 (1991) Shapiro, The Heavy Burden Of Establishing Weight As A Handicap Under Anti-Discrimination Statutes, 18 Western State Law Review 565 (Spring 1991) Note, From Boyd to Brazwell: The Restriction of Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination Pertaining To Custodians of Corporate Records, 11 Whittier Law Review 295 (1989)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, ACTIVITIES and AWARDS

American Bar Association (1990—present) American Bar Association, Family Law Division (1990—present) Clark County Bar Association (1990—present) Clark County Family Court Bench-Bar Committee (1994—1995) Clark County Pro Bono Project Award (1991) Council of Appellate Lawyers (2004—present) Nevada Children’s Justice Task Force Supreme Court of Nevada, Bench-Bar Committee (October 2008 – present) State Bar of Nevada (1990—present) State Bar of Nevada, Board of Governors (2003—2005, 2008—2010) State Bar of Nevada, Child Support Review Committee (1992, 1996) State Bar of Nevada, CLE Committee (2000—2003) State Bar of Nevada, Executive Committee, Family Law Division State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Division (1990—present) State Bar of Nevada, Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board (1995—2003, 2006—2008; 2010—2012) State Bar of Nevada, Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices (2001—2010) Speaker, State Bar of Nevada; American Bar Association, Family Law Section; Clark County Community College

REPORTED CASES

Rivero v. Rivero, 125 Nev. 410, 216 P.3d 213 (2009) Johanson v. Eighth Judicial District Court, 124 Nev. 245_, 182 P.3d 94 (2008) Millen v. Eighth Judicial District Court, 122 Nev. 1245, 148 P.3d 694 (2006) McClintock v. McClintock, 122 Nev. 842, 138 P.3d 513 (2006) Hudson v. Jones, 122 Nev 708, 138 P.3d 429 (2006) Potter v. Potter, 121 Nev. 613, 119 P.3d 1246 (2005) (amicus brief on behalf of Family Law Section, State Bar of Nevada) Kirkpatrick v. Eighth Judicial District Court, 119 Nev. 66, 64 P.3d 1056 (2003) Wright v. Osburn, 114 Nev. 1367, 970 P.2d 1071 (1998) Hopper v. Hopper, 113 Nev. 1138, 946 P.2d 171 (1997) Khaldy v. Khaldy, 111 Nev. 374, 892 P.2d 584 (1995) Lewis v. Hicks, 108 Nev. 1107, 843 P.2d 828 (1992)

OTHER PREPARED MATERIALS

“Litigating Parental Alienation Syndrome in Family Court,” State Bar of Nevada, December 8, 2005 “Recent Child Custody Issues,” State Bar of Nevada, December 2, 2004 “Appealing a Family Law Case,” Part of “Essentials of Family Court,” State Bar of Nevada, December 16, 2003 “Gambling With Your Family: Between Love and Obsession,” ABA Spring CLE Conference, May 1, 2003

COURTS ADMITTED

State Courts of Nevada, 1990 U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1991

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

Nevada Children’s Justice Task Force

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