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Shapiro, Appleton & Duffan, P.C.

Learn Why Clients Choose Our Virginia Personal Injury Law Firm

These video testimonials are evidence of our firm's client-first philosophy:


As the testimonials above indicate, we focus on taking some of the burden off your shoulders after a serious accident so you can direct your attention to recovery, not having to haggle with an insurance company. Here are some client-focused policies that are firm is happy to have in place: 

  • Free case evaluation with an actual attorney
  • Confidential legal consultation
  • Kid-friendly office that will ensure your children are taken care of during your consultation
  • If your car is in the shop, we will pick you up.
  • ‚ÄčThe Client Pledge all of our attorneys take

In addition to hiring a law firm that focuses on client satisfaction, you probably want a firm that has a strong reputation in the legal community and a track record of success. Well, here is a list of some of our professional accolades and accomplishments:

  • Won a record-setting $60 million jury verdict (with interest), with the assistance of co-counsel, for a seriously injured client. 
  • Achieved the highest rating ("AV") from Martindale-Hubbell. This prestigious "AV" rating means our attorneys have a reputation among lawyers and judges for preeminent legal skill and the highest ethical standards.
  • Recognized as Virginia "Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics Magazine (Lewis since '06, Shapiro since '09, Appleton since '12, Duffan since '13). 
  • Recognized as a "Best Law Firm" for injury law by U.S. News & World Report (since '10).
  • Many of our lawyers possess a "Superb" rating on Avvo, a legal rating service
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer per the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (Shapiro)
  • Licensed: VA, WV, NC, SC, Wash., D.C., KY, associated to practice pro hac vice in entire eastern U.S.A.   


Richard N. Shapiro
Virginia Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
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