When you consider a top Virginia or North Carolina personal injury lawyer and law firm for your potential case, keep in mind the background and experience of your prospective lawyer. For example, you want to make sure you hire an attorney who is well versed in state and federal law. You want an attorney who is keyed in on major developments in the field of personal injury law. Richard Shapiro is such a lawyer. He was selected by a prominent, national publication known as Legal Examiner to compile and publish the top 10 civil justice stories each year. Richard has embraced this role as curator of civil justice news for Legal Examiner since 2012.
“Each year in late November and early December, I work with one or more outside researchers to compile the top-10 list and editing and presenting the most compelling personal injury and tort case reports,“ notes Shapiro.
Overview of Legal Examiner
Legal Examiner is recognized as an official Google news source. This is largely due to the fact that the site features an ever-expanding community of personal injury attorneys, safety industry experts, consumer advocates, etc. Legal Examiner also features a national network of 500 attorneys at nearly 100 different law firms across the country who regularly report on tort cases and the civil justice system.
Check out the Top-10 Civil Justice Stories Reported by Our Firm and Attorney Richard Shapiro
Learn More About Richard Shapiro
Richard Shapiro has been involved in a multitude of major tort cases as lead counsel or co-counsel over the years. He has taken cases where someone was seriously injured, or lost their life, in preventable accidents or due to exposure to toxic substances in the workplace. Here is an overview of some of his most notable trial victories:
- Railroad lawyer takes on big railroad company for 8 years to secure $11 million wrongful death jury award for client's family
- Jury in Norfolk, VA awards $5 million to plaintiff in railroad disease wrongful death case
- Jury in Nofolk, VA awards $2.5 million to family of Chesapeake man who died in a horrific incident involving a defective product
In addition to being a successful trial lawyer, Richard found time to write not one, but two, successful fiction novels that reached No. 1 on Amazon for suspense novels - Taming the Telomeres and its sequel, Targeting the Telomeres. Richard is also a prolific U.S. inventor and designer of consumer wheeled products, holding 18 U.S. patents and numerous foreign patents.