Attorney Thomas M. Shanley focuses his practice on family law, handling matters involving divorce, child custody, child support and other family law-related issues. He serves clients in Greenwich and throughout Fairfield County, including Darien, New Canaan, Fairfield, Norwalk, Old Greenwich, Stamford, Westport and Weston.
Shanley has been licensed to practice law since 1979 and has more than thirty years of experience. He is a skilled negotiator and has successfully settled more than ninety percent of his cases, however, he is an extremely effective litigator willing and able to go to trial if required. He has successfully argued numerous cases before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts.
Shanley has a history of representing clients, such as physicians, corporate executives, financial sector employees and other professionals who have significant and often complex assets and incomes. He has developed a case management method that is highly personalized, reliably private and technologically current.
Over the course of his career, Shanley has received many honors and awards for his accomplishments. He is rated AV-Preeminent from the peer review service Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest professional standards of ability and ethics and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He has also been named a “top lawyer” by New Canaan Darien magazine and one of the “top 522 attorneys in 67 practice areas” by Greenwich magazine.
Active in his legal community, Shanley has lectured at various bar association events and serves as a special master for the Connecticut Superior Court’s family division. He is a member of professional organizations including the Greenwich Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association.
Shanley holds a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University and received his law degree Cum Laude from New York Law School. He is licensed to practice in all Connecticut state courts and is admitted and qualified to appear before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the Supreme Court of the United States.