Attorney Laurie Giles Shipp 


Books by Attorney Laurie Giles Shipp 

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Practice Areas

  • Family/Divorce

  • Estate Planning 

  • Elder Law

  • Employment 

Admitted Connecticut Bar 1989

 J.D.        Rutgers University School of Law 

 M.Ed.    Eastern Nazarene College  

 B. S.       Springfield College  

I Want A Divorce, Where Do I Start? How Do I Help My Aging Parent? How Do I Protect Family Assets?

For more than thirty years, Attorney Laurie Giles Shipp has answered those questions for her clients and helped them navigate through life's most challenging times. She has the knowledge and compassion to guide clients through the legal maze and find the resolution which best suits their personal needs and desires. Her life challenges; single mom of a child with a serious chronic illness, divorce, dealing with aging and ill parents, and death of a parent. Finally, coming full circle and finding joy; marrying her best friend and law partner, and blending a family; her wonderful daughter and two awesome step sons let her truly empathize with her clients. She understands what you’re going through. 

Laurie Giles Shipp, is the author of What Now? Divorce Planning and What Now? Elder Planning (both available on Amazon). Her ability to present complex legal and business issues in an understandable manner has made her a sought-after speaker, continuing education lecturer, and media source. A former radio talk show host, she has been a guest on numerous local and national radio and television shows. She has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Hearst Connecticut Publications, Globe and Mail, Arthritis Today, Charlotte Observer, Work Style, and the Connecticut Law Tribune.


Laurie is the recipient of numerous professional honors, including: 


  • Best of Fairfield County

  • The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys - 10 Best 

  • The National Black Lawyers – Top 100 National Black Lawyers 

  • AVVO Ranking 10


She serves as a Family Special Master for the Connecticut Superior Court. Attorney Giles completed certified mediator training at Syracuse University. She is one of the only mediators in Connecticut who has advanced training in family financial mediation. 

Attorney Giles Shipp received a Bachelor of Psychology from Springfield College. She received her Masters in Higher Education Administration from Eastern Nazarene College and a J.D. from Rutgers University. 


She is an avid reader who can be found during her free time enjoying the outdoors; hiking in Vermont, playing golf or boating.