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)

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


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