Family law attorney Amy L. Shapiro protects what her clients value most – their family, their assets, and their financial future – and strives to be both professional and determined in her advocacy, as well as compassionate in her approach and clear in her counsel. She works to empower her clients as they move through the process of divorce and related matters. She has been a practicing family law attorney in Milwaukee for over 40 years, and has learned each client brings in their own distinct issues, values, and interests.

Education & Experience.

Attorney Shapiro has a J.D from Boston University School of Law and an undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Michigan. She has also been trained extensively in mediation and collaborative divorce. She is a past President and board member of the Leander J. Foley Jr. Matrimonial American Inns of Court and a member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin. Her experience includes serving on various community boards and authoring several published articles on family law.

Areas of Practice.

As a family law attorney practicing in Southeastern Wisconsin, Attorney Shapiro’s representation focuses on a broad array of related issues, including:

  • Divorce, Annulment and Legal Separation

  • Child and Spousal Support

  • Child Custody and Child Custody Jurisdiction

  • Property Division including Complex Assets

  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements

  • Post Judgment Matters of Modification of Custody and Support and Enforcement of Court Orders

  • Paternity Matters

Attorney Shapiro strives to empower her clients to be full participants in creating a fair and prosperous post separation world, and by listening to her clients, assessing their interests, and coming up with creative solutions, she helps them achieves their goals.


Attorney Shapiro brings her skills of listening to parties and helping them devising mutually agreeable solutions in her mediation practice. Trained extensively in various types of mediation, she uses her depth of experience in tailoring the process to the parties and their unique situations. She mediates with self-represented parties as well as providing mediation to parties who are represented by counsel and have reached impasse.


“Amy is extraordinary. My divorce was complex and there were some tough legal challenges by the other side but Amy was tougher and she was innovative. When it looked like there might not be any solution on the horizon, her experience and wisdom shone. She was steady when the boat got rocky. Amy is compassionate and it is clear that she works very hard for justice for her clients. I cannot recommend Amy enough.”
Janine, Client

“Was very grateful to have Amy on my side, counseling me and offering such a wealth of legal experience. I relied on her guidance to steer me through this difficult time which resulted in a secure and well-planned future for myself and my family. Thank you, Amy.”

Louisa, Client

“I have known Attorney Shapiro for a number of years. I have had cases with her, and she has mediated divorce cases for me. She is always prepared, knows the law, and is cooperative. I highly recommend her.”

David K., Colleague

“Amy was able to achieve all of my goals despite a complicated situation. She was very conscious of my budget and kept the whole thing from ballooning out to an unmanageable level.”

Lillian, Client
“Amy was very knowledgeable and took great care in representing me. She made a difficult process as easy as it could be while considering my best interests every step of the way. Highly recommend!”
CM, Client
“As an Elder Law Attorney who does not practice family law, Amy is my go-to referral lawyer when a family law case comes up. She has done an excellent job with those cases. She is very down to earth, explains things clearly, and knows how to fight for her clients when needed. I have complete confidence in her ability to do a great job for her clients.”
Carol Wessels, Colleague
“I found Amy to be extremely professional and approachable. She took the time to understand my situation and what my desired outcome would look like. She was prepared for consultations and was thorough during court proceedings.”
Kelly, Client

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