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Spencer David Shapiro

Spencer David Shapiro

  • Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Municipal Law
  • New York
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P. D. April 14, 2024
Hardworking and understanding! Mr. Shapiro is diligent, intelligent, and caring. He provides excellent legal service while maintaining a human touch. I was consistently impressed by his ability to recall the seemingly endless legal knowledge he has studied at a moments notice. I don't think one could find a better advocate, attorney, or friend to stand at their side than Spencer
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Spencer D. Shapiro is a litigator at Horn Wright, LLP, with extensive experience handling civil rights, personal injury, and municipal law cases in the New York State Supreme Courts and Federal District Courts.

As a Deputy County Attorney for the Litigation and Appeals Bureau of the Nassau County Attorney’s office, Mr. Shapiro aggressively defended the County against claims of municipal liability through motion practice, depositions, and at trial, taking several cases to verdict. As a founding member of the Early Case Assessment and Litigation Support Section, Mr. Shapiro also oversaw the intake and triage of notices of claims received by the County, identifying problematic claims, and assessing the County’s potential liability.

Drawing on his experience, Mr. Shapiro now devotes his practice to representing victims of civil rights violations, including police brutality, false arrest, malicious prosecution, and prisoners’ rights. Mr. Shapiro also represents clients who have been injured in all types of accidents. Mr. Shapiro’s municipal law experience is invaluable when a client’s claim is against a municipality or municipal agency (e.g., school districts, public transportation agencies, etc.) as these claims have very strict deadlines and must be filed expeditiously to avoid being time-barred.

Mr. Shapiro earned his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Stony Brook University.

Practice Areas
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Municipal Law
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 5558507
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Deputy County Attorney
Office of the Nassau County Attorney
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Education
St. John's University School of Law
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Professional Associations
Federal Bar Association
Member
Current
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Horn Wright, LLP
400 Garden City Plaza
Garden City, NY 11530
Toll-Free: (516) 355-9696
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Horn Wright, LLP
16 W. Main Street
Suite 210
Rochester, NY 14614
Horn Wright, LLP
814 Elm Street
Suite 402
Manchester, NH 03101
Toll-Free: (603) 552-5656
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