Ellen Shapiro

Ellen Shapiro

Position: Principal

Qualifications: Condominium Law, Real Estate Law

Phone / Fax: T: (781) 251-9800     F: (781) 329-3833

Email: shapiro@goshlaw.com

Location: Dedham, Massachusetts

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Ellen A. Shapiro, Esq., a Principal and Co-Founder of GSL, has close to 25 years of experience in condominium and community association law. A former prosecutor for the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office, Shapiro oversees the statutory lien enforcement process for the collection of delinquent common fees accounts for the firm’s Massachusetts condominium clients, 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.


Goodman, Shapiro & Lombardi, LLC
Law Office of Goodman & Shapiro
Private Practice
Norfolk District Attorney’s Office
2008 – Present
1998 – 2008
1987 – 1998
1979 – 1987



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

Bar Admissions

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


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)

Honors and Awards

CAINE Hall of Fame Award, 2008
CAINE Attorney of the Year, 1997

Personal Interests

Spending time with her grandchildren