Mona D. Shapiro

Mona D. Shapiro

Mount Kisco, New York

Mona Shapiro practices exclusively as a civil litigator, handling a large variety of legally and factually complex litigated matters, primarily arising in real estate and business contexts. After graduating from New York University School of Law, she began her career in a New York City firm. She also taught legal research and writing at New York University School of Law.  In 1984, she joined Shapiro Gettinger & Waldinger, LLP and created the firm's litigation practice group, which she continues to manage. She became a member of the firm in 1988.

Ms. Shapiro represents a large variety of clients, including individuals, real estate owners and developers, residential and commercial landlords, small businesses, and public companies. She is a tenacious advocate, and takes a creative and practical problem-solving approach to complex issues. Ms. Shapiro is known for her knowledge of substantive law and precision in her written work.   She regularly handles challenging matters involving large sums of money and difficult issues. She has tried jury and non-jury cases and arbitrations, argued numerous appeals in both State and Federal courts, and drafted many successful substantive and procedural motions. She has more than 65 reported cases, including decisions of the New York and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals, Southern District of New York, and Appellate Division, First, Second, and Third Departments, as well as several “Decisions of the Day” reported in the New York Law Journal. Ms. Shapiro was also honored in November, 2016 by the Westchester County Bar Foundation for "Distinguished Leadership, Vision and Dedication to the Bar, Our Foundation and Its Goals". 

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation & Appeals

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1974
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 1970
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: French

Published Works

  • Westchester Bar Journal, 2016


  • Writing Instructor, New York University School of Law, 1977 - 1978

Honors and Awards

  • "Distinguished Leadership, Vision and Dedication to the Bar, Our Foundation and Its Goals", Westchester County Bar Foundation, 2016 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Northern Westchester Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Grievance Committee, Ninth Judicial District, 2007-2015, 2017 - Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Westchester County Bar Foundation, 2002 - 2008
  • Vice President, Westchester County Bar Foundation, 2006 - 2008
  • Member, Board of Directors, Lexington Center for Recovery, 2004 - 2007