Richard Shapiro Esq

Virginia Beach & Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyer
Contact: 800.752.0042
Law School: George Mason University School of Law - George Mason University
Jurisdictions: District of Columbia
North Carolina
West Virginia


About Richard Shapiro Esq
I am proud of being a lawyer, and especially proud of being a trial attorney. My office has a framed poster with the title: "Where Would We Be Without Lawyers?" and it shows the nation's founding fathers in an artist's rendering with an empty silhouette for 35 of the famous faces--yes, 35 of the 55 framer's of the Constitution were lawyers, and 25 of our nation's presidents, including Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, were lawyers.

Part of my duty as an attorney is to stand between corporations, insurance companies and government attempts to limit or wipe out the ultimate check and balance: the courthouse and our jury system. I am a strong believer in the U.S. jury system as our system allows juries to decide important civil justice issues.

The U.S. jury system is vastly more important to our government system than most people realize and one of my roles is to see that the jury system is not eroded and that judges always recognize that most civil disputes should be resolved by juries, if they can not be settled before trial.
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Railroad Worker Injuries and FELA Claims
  • Contingent Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
North Carolina
West Virginia
Professional Experience
Secretary and Newsletter Editor, Railroad Law Section of the American Association of Justice
Partner, Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Duffan P.C.
George Mason University School of Law - George Mason UniversityJ.D.Law
Honors: Graduated with Distinction
One of the Best Lawyers in America for Railroad Law, Best Lawyers in America
"A V" Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Virginia "Super Lawyer" for Personal Injury Law, Law & Politics Magazine
Who's Who in American Law, Marquis Who's Who In American Law
Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Virginia, Associatio of Trial Lawyers in America
Professional Associations
Member, North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member, Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys
Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member & Formar Chair of the Railroad Section, American Association for Justice
Member, West Virginia State Bar


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Main Firm Office
1294 Diamond Springs Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Telephone: 757.460.7776
Fax: 757.460.3428
Firm's Norfolk Address
440 Monticello Ave
Suite 1800
Norfolk, VA 23510
Telephone: 757.609.0880
Firm's Hampton Address
101 Eaton Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Toll-Free: 800.752.0042
Telephone: 757.460.7776
Firm's Suffolk Address
434 North Main Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
Toll-Free: 800.752.0042
Telephone: 757.460.7776
Firm's Portsmouth Address
355 Crawford Street
Seventh Floor
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Toll-Free: 800.752.0042
Telephone: 757.460.7776