Stefani Shapiro


Phone: 713-735-8565
Fax: 713-351-4514
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Family Law

A native Houstonian, but educated in Boston (Tufts University) and New York (NYU Law School), Stefani returned to Houston in 1991 to clerk for U.S. District Judge David Hittner. Following that, she joined the family law section of a large downtown firm. From 1997 to 2003, she practiced with fellow partner Patsy Wicoff. Stefani joined Schlanger Silver in 2003 to start the firm’s Family Law practice and was joined by Patsy Wicoff in 2007.

Stefani works with individuals and focuses her practice exclusively on family law, mainly divorce. She also handles collaborative divorces, post-divorce litigation, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, paternity and related matters. She is a tenacious and compassionate advocate for her clients, whether in the courtroom or in settlement negotiations.

  • Divorce litigation, including complex property issues
  • Collaborative divorce
  • Premarital and post marital agreements
  • Parentage actions
  • Modification of orders

Tufts University
B.A., summa cum laude

New York University School of Law
J.D., Order of the Coif

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Houston Bar Association
           Family Law Section
  • Texas State Bar, 
           Family Law Section
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Board Member and Past President
  • Texas Family Law Foundation, Board Member
  • Emery/Weiner School, Board Member
  • The Shlenker School, past President of the Board

Board Certified, Family Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2000 – present
Texas Super Lawyer, 2008-2022 (by Thomson Reuters, as listed in Texas Monthly)
Top 100 Houston Texas Super Lawyers – 2023 (by Thomson Reuters, as listed in Texas Monthly)
Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyer (Family Law), 2021-2022
Rising Star, 2004-2005, 2007 (by Thomson Reuters, as listed in Texas Monthly)

Stefani enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in the community. She loves to travel and hike in the mountains. At home in Houston, she enjoys exercising, reading, and food & wine tasting.