[Client sent this note following the 8.6 Million Verdict Returned by the jury after a 10 day trial]
To: Richard N. Shapiro,
I am so happy with the outcome of our case against CSX Railroad, which resulted in an $8.6 million verdict. Our attorneys, Rick Shapiro and Sidney Gilreath [TN counsel] were so passionate about this case and it certainly came across in the courtroom during the trial.
They worked extremely hard for us throughout these past five years and believed in our position with so much conviction, but they were also very sensitive to my husband’s condition, especially the last few weeks of his life. I don’t know if all attorneys work this hard for their clients, but Mr. Shapiro…dedicated so many hours to this case and I and my family will be forever grateful to them.
This verdict was so important because it brought to light the realization that many big corporations put profits above providing safe working conditions, proper training and furnishing protective clothing and equipment to their employees. They are great attorneys and a credit to their profession. If I ever need an attorney in the future, you can be assured I will be calling Mr. Shapiro and Mr. Gilreath.