About Sydnor Shapiro PLLC

We are attorneys that treat you like family.

Family & Criminal Law Attorneys located in Cary & Durham, NC

Sydnor Shapiro PLLC

Sure, we are attorneys,  and we do exceptional work…and we are also mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and friends.  We are dedicated to listening carefully to your needs, priorities, and goals, in order to craft a legal strategy that is right for you.   We bring passion, knowledge, and professionalism to provide you the outcome you deserve, and measure our success in happy families. 

Attorneys at Grey Dog Law Cary NC
"My experience with Leticia Shapiro in preparing our families estate planning documents was well above my expectations. She has given us peace of mind knowing all bases are covered. She listens and works with you to design a thorough customized plan. This is not a typical cookie cutter estate plan we formerly had that left us vulnerable and was outdated. I highly endorse Leticia Shapiro who is a pleasure to work with especially with the difficult discussions during the entire process. She truly cares and ensures your legacy is fully protected!"
JoAnn Petilli
North Carolina estate planning client.
I just want to thank Ms. Sydnor for everything she’s done for me and handling my case. She handled everything with the utmost professional way I’ve ever seen. She’s definitely the best in the business right now.
Harold J.
Client of Ms. Sydnor

Our Philosophy

The Sydnor Shapiro PLLC Team

Leticia Shapiro - Grey Dog Law - Estate planning attorney

Leticia L. Shapiro JD, LLM

  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, LLM Health Care Law and Policy
  • Licensed to Practice Law, North Carolina
  • North Carolina Central School of Law, JD
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, Certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Purdue University Global, BS Legal Studies
  • Fullerton College – ABA Approved AS in Paralegal Studies

About Leticia L. Shapiro JD, LLM

My path to practicing estate planning, no-conflict divorce, and LGBTQ+ family law is rooted in my life experiences and is truly my heart and soul’s work.  We all have a story behind our “Why.”  As a child, I experienced limited education and financial resources, and witnessed family members be rendered helpless or even die due to cultural, educational, language, and financial barriers.  These experiences drove me to go to law school so that I could arm myself with the skills to advocate for families who deserve better.  I pride myself in forming warm , trusting, and long-lasting relationships with my clients, helping them build and protect their families.  I come from an amazing family who taught me that “Family Is Everything.”  At Sydnor Shapiro PLLC – You Are Family

Veneta L. Sydnor, JD

  • Licensed to Practice Law-NC and MD

  • North Carolina Central School of Law, Certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Pfeiffer University-Master’s Degree

  • Mount Olive University-Bachelor’s Degree

  • Johnston Community College-Paralegal Degree

About Veneta L. Sydnor, JD

Becoming a lawyer was a calling for me after my brother was sentenced to life.  There is an old adage that goes, “A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client,” but for me, I wanted to create my own adage that goes, “A man who has his sister as his lawyer, has the best advocate money can’t buy.”   

For years I experienced the pain of having my brother incarcerated while he fought for and maintained his innocence.  The unsuccessful appeals and parole hearings, financial strain, and most importantly the devastating emotional affect it had on our entire family was the catalyst for completing law school and becoming licensed to practice law in two states.  I figured if there wasn’t an attorney out there who would listen to my brother and fight for him with everything they had, then I was going to become that attorney. 

Today, I am a licensed attorney in North Carolina and Maryland, devoting my career to keeping people out of jail and helping those in jail find a way to recovery and/or re-entry.  I am no stranger to the devastating effects a criminal law journey has on families, so I decided to dedicate my life to helping people who have been or are on that same journey.