Law Firm Rated as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm by U.S. News | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

best personal injury lawyer in Virginia BeachOur personal injury law firm is recognized as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” for general personal injury and railroad worker injury law by U.S. News & World Report (since 2010). 


What does it take to be considered a best law firm?

According to the U.S. News & World Report’s web site, the “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Over 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations.

In addition to the evaluation process, a firm must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States.  

Our attorneys are recognized among several prestigious legal publications and organizations including: 

Richard N. Shapiro 

Top 100 VA Trial Lawyer

Super Lawyer (since 2009)



Randy Appleton

Super Lawyer (since 2011)

“Superb” Rating on Avvo