Richard Shapiro Esq

Richard Shapiro Esq

Virginia Beach & Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
  • District of Columbia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
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Summary

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
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
Additional Practice Areas
  • Railroad Worker Injuries and FELA Claims
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
North Carolina
Virginia
West Virginia
Professional Experience
Secretary and Newsletter Editor
Railroad Law Section of the American Association of Justice
- Current
Shareholder
Shapiro, Appleton & Duffan
- Current
Education
George Mason University School of Law
J.D. / Law
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Honors: Graduated with Distinction
Awards
One of the Best Lawyers in America for Railroad Law
Best Lawyers in America
Virginia "Super Lawyer" for Personal Injury Law
Law & Politics Magazine
Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Virginia
Association of Trial Lawyers in America
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
"AV" Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Who's Who in American Law
Marquis Who's Who In American Law
Professional Associations
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member
- Current
Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys
Member
- Current
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
American Association for Justice
Member & Formar Chair of the Railroad Section
- Current
West Virginia State Bar
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Do's & Don'ts When Injured at a Railroad - Your FELA Rights
The Law Firm of Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis, & Appleton, P.C.
Eyes on the Road: Common Factors Leading to Distracted Driving
The Law Firm of Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis, & Appleton, P.C.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Virginia Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
Blog
Norfolk-Portsmouth Personal Injury Lawyer
Blog
Northeast NC Personal Injury Lawyer
Videos
Rick Shapiro - Virginia Beach Personal injury Attorney

Meet Rick.

Virginia Beach Car Accident Lawyers - Hit and Run Accidents

In this video, Virginia personal injury lawyers Rick Shapiro and Kevin Duffan, discuss what to do if you or a loved one is hurt in a hit and run accident.

Is Mesothelioma Preventable?

Rick has handled numerous railroad mesothelioma claims. This video focuses on how railroaders wind up getting mesothelioma.

When to Hire a Rail Injury Attorney

This video features Rick talking about when a railroad worker should consider hiring a railroad accident attorney.

Richard N. Shapiro Virginia Beach VA, Personal Injury Lawyer

Rick is an "AV" Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.

Asbestos and Cigarettes Increase Risk of Lung Cancer - FELA Lawyer in VA

Rick talks about the potentially lethal "synergistic" effect of smoking and being exposed to asbestos.

Virginia Beach Injury Law Firm Talks Preexisting Conditions

http://www.hsinjurylaw.com - Many attorneys turn down cases where a client has a preexisting medical condition because insurance adjusters love to use these against the client. As experienced injury lawyers we...

A Different Kind of Law Firm in Virginia Beach

http://www.hsinjurylaw.com - What makes our law firm different or better than the others? Here are four things that make us different: multiple state licenses, state and national injury lawyer...

Trucking Accident, Truck Wreck, Commercial Truck Federal Guidelines

http://www.hsinjurylaw.com/practice_areas/virginia-beach-truck-accident-lawyers-norfolk-trucking-attorneys-va.cfm - Truckers must follow strict guidelines listed in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act such as driving in bad weather conditions or hours of service of the driver. There...

Truck Crash, Car/Truck Accident, Federal Commercial Truck Law

http://www.hsinjurylaw.com/practice_areas/virginia-beach-truck-accident-lawyers-norfolk-trucking-attorneys-va.cfm - Trucks who move between states are subject to federal statutes and regulations and often multiple state laws apply. This is why our lawyers are licensed to practice...

Act Fast If Injured in a Truck Accident, Truck Wreck, Truck Crash, Trucking Accident

http://www.hsinjurylaw.com/practice_areas/virginia-beach-truck-accident-lawyers-norfolk-trucking-attorneys-va.cfm - Truck accidents happen every day. If you have suffered an injury or death related to a commercial truck accident you MUST act quickly. The trucking company...

Dangerous Drug, Prescription Medication Side Effects, FDA Recall

http://www.hsinjurylaw.com/practice_areas/virginia-beach-fda-drug-recall-lawyer-prescription-drugs.cfm - If you have suffered side effects by a dangerous drug/medication, please contact our law firm so you can talk to a real lawyer for free. Cases against drug...

Rick Shapiro: Virginia Beach Injury Attorney

Virginia attorney Richard Shapiro discusses how his firm provides safety information to help people avoid injury and also assists injured people in recovering so they can move on with their...

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Contact & Map
Shapiro, Appleton & Duffan
1294 Diamond Springs Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
USA
Telephone: (757) 460-7776
Fax: (757) 460-3428
Firm's Norfolk Address
440 Monticello Ave
Suite 1800-1
Norfolk, VA 23510
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Toll-Free: (800) 752-0042
Firm's Hampton Address
101 Eaton Street
Hampton, VA 23669
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Toll-Free: (800) 752-0042
Firm's Suffolk Address
434 North Main Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
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Toll-Free: (800) 752-0042
Firm's Portsmouth Address
355 Crawford Street
Seventh Floor
Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Toll-Free: (800) 752-0042
Outer Banks Office
8 Juniper Trail
Suite 7
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
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Toll-Free: (800) 752-0042
Telephone: (252) 203-0066