THOMAS P. PARRINO is a principal and co-founder of Nusbaum & Parrino. He has been practicing family law for more than 27 years handling some of the most intricate and high-asset family law litigation in Connecticut. Considered a top attorney in his field, Mr. Parrino is a dynamic negotiator and litigator. He represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, alimony, child support, property division and child custody. In 2013, Attorney Parrino earned the designation Lawyer of the Year as selected by peer recognition and published by Best Lawyers.
Mr. Parrino is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut, and the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut. Mr. Parrino is a Fellow and past president of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He currently chairs the Connecticut Chapter’s Examining Committee. He is also a member of the American, Connecticut and Fairfield County Bar Associations, and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.
Attorney Parrino serves as a member of Connecticut’s Family Law Commission, which is composed of Connecticut Superior Court Judges and select Connecticut attorneys who have been invited to serve as members. The Connecticut Family Law Commission’s purpose is to review Connecticut’s Rules of Court, decisional law and legislation that apply to family law; and to craft proposed reforms, and new initiatives designed to enhance family law in the State of Connecticut.
Mr. Parrino recently served as a Delegate to the National Board of Governors of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, in which he previously served as Chair of the National Admissions Committee, and served as a member of the National Test Subcommittee. Additionally, Mr. Parrino is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.
Attorney Parrino, and his partner, Edward Nusbaum, became international authors by co-authoring a chapter in a book titled, “Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons,” Second Edition 2013, published by European Lawyer/Thomson Reuters. This book is the result of the growing importance of international family law and the need among family lawyers for a definitive guide to family law in core jurisdictions around the globe. The jurisdictions consist of 37 countries and six states in the U.S. Nusbaum and Parrino wrote about Connecticut family law covering many of the typical subjects including pre- and post-nuptial agreements, finances/capital, property, child maintenance, surrogacy and adoption, financial relief after foreign divorce proceedings, and civil partnership/same-sex marriage, among others.
Mr. Parrino also volunteers his time as a court-appointed special master in Stamford, Bridgeport and Middletown Superior Courts for family law cases.
Mr. Parrino has earned the following awards/recognitions:
- Best Lawyers in New England 2016
- 2013 Lawyer of the Year selected by peer recognition as published by Best Lawyers
- U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms in the category of family law, Metropolitan Tier 1, 2011-2014
- Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney
- Thomson Reuters Connecticut Super Lawyers: Top 50 Attorney for 2015*
- Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers since 2006
- Best Lawyers in America since 2006
- New York Area’s Best Lawyers, New York Magazine since 2006
- New England Super Lawyers, Connecticut Magazine since 2007
- Top Rated Lawyers within the greater Boston area by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell and ALM Media in the area of Family Law
- America’s Most Honored Professionals in 2012
*Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice.
Throughout his distinguished career, he has lectured extensively on family law matters.
Mr. Parrino earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Bridgeport.
Ramin v. Ramin – seminal case involving Court authority to award counsel fees due to litigation misconduct, discovery abuse and fraudulent concealment of assets
Brant v Brant – highest reported temporary support award in the country granted by a court after hearing