Testimonials From Real Clients

One of the best ways to gauge the quality of a personal injury law firm is the feedback from prior clients.  We are proud to have served so many people who needed help during a difficult time. 

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  • I will always be so appreciative for this legal team's hard work and dedication while representing me.

    [Editors note: A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury returned a unanimous verdict for our client in February 2016 for the exact sum we requested during her 5-day trial.] It has been one week since the jury verdict supported our claim against the doctor who was found guilty of medical malpractice and a medical standard of care violation.  As I move forward in bringing closure to such a traumatic ordeal, I feel it necessary to acknowledge and thank the law firm of Shapiro & Appleton for  their exceptional legal representation in my case.  Five years ago, I underwent a laparoscopic hysterectomy that resulted in a life threatening situation. A surgery that should have been an overnight stay in the hospital and a few weeks of recuperation, resulted in a perforated (cut) colon, numerous surgeries, weeks of hospitalization and the wearing of a colostomy bag. This horrific, unexplainable outcome impacted my family, employment and physical and emotional well being. My family and I endured daily life changing routines to aid in my rehabilitation and medical care. After months of healing and questioning this ordeal, I decided to seek legal counsel. Unfortunately, various law firms didn't find my case strong and chose not to represent me. Still being determined to find counsel,  I was fortunate to discover, online, the law firm of Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan, a firm specializing in  personal injury and medical malpractice law. Their website gave me hope. There was a video presentation with two of their attorneys discussing surgical errors that occur during a surgery such as mine. I immediately contacted their office and consulted with Rick Shapiro.  Mr. Shapiro believed I had a case so I retained him as my attorney.  Once he reviewed  my medical records from 2010 to present, he was with us every step of the way. He was diligent throughout the entire process. He assured us that all necessary paperwork would be filed  and issued on time. He actually flew from one state to another to have meetings with me.  I found Mr. Shapiro to be an attorney of integrity, exceptional expertise and professionalism.  He scheduled weekly phone and video conferences to keep me informed.  He consulted and retained medical experts that  supported  what he believed was a medical error. Mr. Shapiro and his co-counsel continued to discover strong evidence to argue and support my case.  Overall, Mr Shapiro's warmth and kindness consistently  put my worries and mind at ease. I acquired a level of trust for him  that every client  should have with their lawyer. Initially, he strongly believed that the standard of care had been violated. Mr. Shapiro fought hard to prove just that. He asked the jury for a favorable verdict and settlement in our case.  We won!  I have no doubt that his focus, skillfulness , limitless knowledge and boundless energy contributed to our winning verdict and award. I am so happy about the results.  I will always be so appreciative for this legal team's hard work and dedication while representing me.  I highly recommend the law firm of Shapiro & Appleton to you or a loved one who has been seriously injured.  Please don't hesitate to call for legal consultation. They are the best. Good lawyers care about their clients, but great lawyers are loyal to them! To learn more about this cut/perforated colon medical malpractice case, check out this case overview page.

    Brenda F.
  • This law firm was fantastic. They were responsive to my questions and provided me with constant updates.

    I suffered a serious injury in an accident in Virginia Beach and hired an attorney with this law firm. I told him what happened and he agreed to represent me. His legal team was fantastic. They were responsive to my questions and provided me with constant updates. I am so pleased with the outcome of the case. I highly recommend this law firm to anyone in need of quality personal injury representation.

    D.A.
  • Kevin's communication was incredible. Whenever I had a question, he responded promptly and answered my questions fully.

    I was hurt in a car accident caused by another driver in Virginia Beach. I decided I needed to hire a personal injury lawyer and went looking in the phone book for a top-notch firm. I found Shapiro & Appleton. Mr. Kevin Duffan was my attorney and I am pleased with his legal work. Kevin's communication was incredible. Whenever I had a question, he responded promptly and answered my questions fully. Best of all, Kevin got my case resolved quickly and got me an amount I am very happy with. I highly recommend him and his firm. 

    Michael B.
  • Kevin was direct and honest.

    I was hurt in a serious accident in Newport News, Virginia and needed a lawyer. A friend told me I should contact Kevin Duffan. I did and am so happy I took the step to contact him. Kevin was direct and honest. He stayed in touch and always kept me updated with the status of my case. I am very satisfied with the outcome and highly recommend Kevin and his firm.

    Joseph N.
  • The settlement you negotiated was beyond where I personally thought they would go, and it was the preparation and commitment you put into the case that carried the day.

    To Rick Shapiro & Staff:   I am more than pleased and greatly appreciate your advice and counsel - it is a tremendous relief to get the company that caused my medical problems to settle in lieu of having you prove it in a trial that I know you would have won.   The settlement you negotiated was beyond where I personally thought they would go, and it was the preparation and commitment you put into the case that carried the day. Thank you, and your team at Shapiro & Appleton& Dufffan - I would recommend you to all my friends and family faced with the need for expert legal advice and guidance.

    Charles R. - Norfolk, VA
  • Kevin Duffan was my attorney and he did such a wonderful job of explaining everything to me throughout the process.

    I got hurt in an accident and a friend recommended I reach out to the Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan law firm. I am so glad I did. Kevin Duffan was my attorney and he did such a wonderful job of explaining everything to me throughout the process. I am very happy with how everything turned out and would highly recommend this firm to anyone in need of personal injury representation.

    Jamie H.
  • They made the whole process easy for me and the case was settled and paid out quicker than I anticipated

    I had a very positive experience with this firm. Rick Shapiro called me right away to introduce himself and brought me up to speed on the case. He did a great job and kept me very informed along the way. Rick's paralegal was very polite and efficient and responded immediately to every single email. They made the whole process easy for me and the case was settled and paid out quicker than I anticipated. I highly recommend Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan. 

    Molly A.
  • I am very pleased with the outcome of my case.

    I am very pleased with the outcome of my case handled by Rick Shapiro and his amazing staff. I will most definitely recommend Rick and his firm to anyone needing their professional help in the future.

    Mike M.
  • I am very pleased with the outcome of my case.

    I was hurt in an accident in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I reached out to the Virginia Beach Law Group when looking for an attorney and they referred me to Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan. I am so glad that they did. Kevin Duffan was my lawyer. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. Kevin and his assistant kept me informed throughout the process and got it resolved in an expeditious manner.

    J. Gossner
  • I would recommend this firm highly to anyone who needs an attorney to represent him or her.

    I am very pleased with Mr. Austin's handling of my case. On our first meeting, he was professional and reassuring. He answered all my e-mails promptly and allowed me to make choices after educating me about the issues involved.    I would recommend this firm highly to anyone who needs an attorney to represent him or her.

    Anita T.