Southington Personal Injury Firm
Client-Focused, Results Driven Over 30 Year of Proven Legal Experience

Laurie G. DeNigris

Southington Family Law Attorney

Laurie G. Denigris

Phone: (860) 200-3443 ext. 111
Fax: (860) 620-9348

Attorney Laurie G. DeNigris has over 30 years of experience as a family law attorney and has been an active mediator and collaborative attorney for over 16 years. During the first half of her time in practice, she saw first-hand the costly (both financial and emotional) disadvantages to traditional divorce litigation. It was important to her to work toward bringing civility back to the legal profession. This led her to focus her practice on mediation and collaborative law and to be deeply committed to respectful and goal-oriented/interest-based negotiations. Attorney DeNigris repeatedly sees the positive results of a mediated or collaborative divorce versus the negative ones in the litigated divorce, reminding her of the benefits to the spouses and children that mediation and collaboration provides. Recognizing that some cases do require a litigated approach, she still accepts litigation cases on a case-by-case basis.

Attorney DeNigris volunteers as a Special Master for Matrimonial Matters in Hartford, New Britain, and Middletown courts as well as the Regional Custody Trial Docket in Middletown. She is a founding member and co-chair of the Central Connecticut Collaborative Family Law Group and founding member of the Collaborative Divorce Lawyers Association; a member of the Connecticut, Hartford, New Britain and American Bar Associations, and the International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners. She also served as an instructor for The People’s Law School and is a lifetime James Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation.

In 1984, she graduated from the Ohio Northern University School of Law. She received her undergraduate college degree in English from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

On a personal note, Attorney DeNigris lives with her husband of over 30 years in Wallingford, CT. She has two daughters and a dog named Brady. She enjoys the beach, the outdoors, cheering on her children in their sporting events, and a good cup of coffee.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1984
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1985


  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law; Ada, Ohio – J.D., 1984
    • Law Review: Ohio Northern University Law Review, Managing Editor, 1983 - 1984
  • Skidmore College; Saratoga Springs, New York – B.A., 1981

Published Works

  • Expanding the Equal Protection Clause to Illegal Aliens 10 Ohio Northern Law Review 563, 1983

Honors & Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts
  • James Cooper Fellow for the Connecticut Bar Foundation

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Central Connecticut Collaborative Family Law Group, Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners, Member
  • Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Lawyers Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Harford Bar Association, Member
  • New Britain Bar Association, Member
  • Guardian ad Litem Academy, Member
  • Parental Alienation Task Force, Member
  • Collaborative Divorce Team of Connecticut, Member


  • Delta Theta Phi

Contact Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, L.L.P. at (860) 200-3443 today.

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  • American Bar Foundation
  • LCA Proven Trial Lawyers

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