Ellen Shapiro

Published on: April 2, 2020


Ellen A. Shapiro, a partner of the firm, has more than 25 years of experience in condominium and community association law. A former prosecutor for the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office, Shapiro is implemental to the firm’s Massachusetts lien enforcement department, which brings her to almost all of the state courts on a routine basis. In addition to her experience as a community association attorney, Shapiro, who is certified in Mediation and Condominium Dispute Resolution for the New England Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAINE), is a frequent speaker, moderator, and author for CAINE.  She has lectured on numerous topics of interest to associations … everything from Rules Enforcement, Fair Debt Collections Practice, Discrimination, and Document Amendments/Drafting to topics in between.  She was the first CAINE member to teach the “Educated Business Partners” class which she did for two years.


  • Suffolk University School of Law, JD, 1979, cum laude


  • Elected to CAI’s Business Partners Council (two-year term)
  • Member of CAINE’s Board of Directors (two terms)
  • Member of Condo Media Board of Directors
  • Member of the Real Estate Bar Association (REBA)
  • Past co-chair of CAINE’s Attorney’s Committee
  • Past president of Condo Media Board of Directors (2007)
  • Past president of CAINE (2006)
  • Former chair of CAINE Bylaws Task Force (2005)
  • Member of the National College of Community Association Lawyers


  • Massachusetts, 1979
  • U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, 1979
  • Rhode Island, 2008


  • CAINE Hall of Fame Award, 2008
  • CAINE Attorney of the Year, 1997
  • CAINE-Volunteer of the Year Award, 2010
  • CAI (National)  Excellence in in Government and Public Affairs 2016
  • CAINE Excellence in Government and Public Affairs 2016

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