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.

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

COURTS ADMITTED

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

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, “NRS 125B.020(3) is Antiquated, Unfair and Unconstitutional,” 26 Nevada Family Law Report 1 (Winter 2013).

Shapiro, “The Overruling of Magiera v. Luera,” 25 Nevada Family Law Report 3 (Fall 2012)

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)

PUBLICATIONS (Cont’d)

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)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, ACTIVITIES and AWARDS (Cont’d)

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

Ivey v. Ivey, 129 Nev. Ad. Op. 16 (March 28, 2013).

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

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Pecos Law Group
8925 South Pecos Road, Suite 14 A
Henderson, NV 89074
Phone: 702-388-1851
Fax: 702-388-7406