Laurie DeNigris

166 North Main
Southington, Connecticut 06489
United States
Office Phone: 860-620-9460 xt 111
Member since 2006
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Attorney, Mediator

Hello! My involvement in numerous highly contentious divorce and custody matters over almost 40 years has taught me that there is a better way to resolve such issues--a way that is less emotionally and financially costly, that preserves the dignity of the parties, that focuses on the goals of the parties and, is fair to all, and most importantly benefits the children. If you select the Collaborative Process as the process to resolve your matter, you will be an active participant in the negotiations and outcomes of your case. You will be able to voice and share your concerns, fears, goals and desired outcomes. You will be heard! Often times, when people are facing life changes such as divorce, they feel as they have lost control of their lives. It is a very frightening! Courtrooms, depositions, motions, closed door meetings in which the parties are not involved only makes the process more frightening. In the Collaborative Process, there are no courtrooms until the case has resolved and the parties are present during the negotiations. They have more control over the outcome and are more likely to end up with a result that they are pleased with and that will enable them to move on. The Collaborative process offer a better way to resolve differences!

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law, Collaborative Law, Mediation, Litigation Support services
License(s): Connecticut Bar ~United States District Bar

Professional Activities

Attorney DeNigris is a founding member of and currently serves as co-chair and member of the Central Connecticut Collaborative Family Law Group, founding member of the Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Lawyers Association, member of the Collaborative Divorce Team of Connecticut and member of Collaborative Connection practice group. She is a member of the Best Practices Committee for collaboration and mediation. She is also a Life Fellow of the James Cooper Fellows, Connecticut Bar Foundation. She serves as a Special Master for the Regional Family Docket, and the Hartford, New Britain and Middletown Family Courts.

Undergraduate Education

Skidmore College, BA 1981

Postgraduate Education

See below

Professional Education

Ohio Northern University School of Law, JD 1984


Collaborative law is a significant part of my practice. I believe that it is the most efficient, productive, effective, civil and humane way to resolve disputes. On a personal note, I live with my husband of almost 40 years in Wallingford, CT. I have two daughters and a dog named Brady. I enjoy the beach, outdoors, movies, reading, NFL Football, College basketball, and a good cup of coffee.