Address: 19 Corporate Plaza Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Lawyer Firm: Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.
|Areas of Practice||Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injuries, Birth Injury, Premises Liability, Motor Vehicle Defects, Class Actions, Mass Torts, Wrongful Death, Uber Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Defective Drugs, Medical Devices|
In 2011, having over 3 decades of trial experience, William D. Shapiro joined the firm as a partner of the newly named, Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.. In 2009, he was inducted as a Fellow in the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers, as well as being an Advocate in the esteemed American Board of Trial Advocates (A.B.O.T.A). Rated A-V for over 20 years, Martindale Hubbel has listed him as "One of the Premier Lawyers in America." Having handled hundreds of State and Federal actions involving serious personal injury and wrongful death, William Shapiro is recognized by the State Bar of CA as a "Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy." Mr. Shapiro has been profiled a "SuperLawyer" in Los Angeles Magazine and is listed "One of the Top Attorneys in the IE," by Inland Empire Magazine and in 2011 he was inducted into the Western State University, College of Law "Hall of Fame".
Mr. Shapiro is Past President and active member of the San Bernardino / Riverside Chapter of ABOTA; Past President and active member of the San Bernardino County Bar Association; Past President and active member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, Inland Chapter; and Past President and active member of the Joseph B. Campbell INN of Court. He is Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and currently is a National Representative of A.B.O.T.A, National. He currently serves on the Executive Boards of the Consumer Attorneys of California both Statewide and the Inland Chapter, as well as the San Bernardino Legal Aid Society. In 2010, Mr. Shapiro was nominated "Consumer Attorney of the Year," by the Consumer Attorneys of California, and he is also an active member of the American Association for Justice, the Western and Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the Riverside County Bar Association and Federal Bar Association. For his extensive pro bono efforts, in 1999, the San Bernardino County Bar Association presented him with the coveted Matthew Kearney Award "for outstanding contribution to the community through 20 years of dedicated service to Legal Aid." Presiding Justice Manual Ramirez of California’s 4th District Court of Appeal, Division Two, presented Mr. Shapiro the Ralph N. Kleps Award "For Improvement In The Administration Of The Courts." A strong supporter of the "ABOTA Foundation," Mr. Shapiro is a Legacy Fellow.
Mr. Shapiro received his Bachelor of Science and Teaching Credentials from California State University at Fullerton and received his Juris Doctor from Western State University, College of Law. His entire 32 year legal career has been dedicated to working on behalf of injured victims of negligent conduct, defective products, dangerous premises and medical malpractice. He has handled cases throughout California, as well as in Nevada and Hawaii.
In addition to his membership in the California Bar, Mr. Shapiro is also admitted to Federal Courts including, the Central District Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Shapiro has obtained numerous 7 and 8 figure verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, most recently a wrongful death/personal injury verdict in excess of $26,500,000 including $6,000,000 in punitive damages.
Mr. Shapiro has contributed to the development of California law having several published appellate Opinions, most recently expanding the ‘going and coming rule’ in Lobo vs. Tamco (2010) 182 Cal.App.4th 297. A former Assistant Professor of Law of Torts, Product Liability and Legal Ethics, Mr. Shapiro was honored to join those featured in many "Masters in Trial" demonstrations of ABOTA, "Trials by the Masters" presentations by the University of La Verne Law School, and "Master’s Roundtables," hosted by CAOC and INN’s of Court. Mr. Shapiro has been a speaker and presenter at countless conferences and seminars both nationally and internationally speaking on trial work and related topics. Mr. Shapiro is married to Sue having 3 sons, Matthew, Brian and Kevin.
In addition to the excellent academic credentials, Mr. Shapiro remains on the cutting edge of trial practice by being active in ongoing Continuing Education of Bar programs, as well as attending conferences and seminars. Mr. Shapiro is admitted to the State, Federal, Appellate, and United States Supreme Courts. In addition he is an active member in the Federal, California, San Bernardino and Riverside County Bar Associations.
The philosophy of Law Firm of Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. is centered around quality, an aggressive and strong work ethic, as well as taking a firm, but fair stance. This philosophy is shared by our legal assistants, clerks, secretaries and support staff. Due to his dedication, lawyering quality and high ethical standards, William D. Shapiro has earned an "A-V" rating from Martindale-Hubble, the highest possible rating from the only national rating entity, who also includes him in their publication "Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in America."
We are proud to serve those who have been victimized by the negligence of motorists, negligent health practitioners and others, defective products, dangerous conditions on properties and roadways, as well as those who are being wrongly denied coverage and benefits by their own personal life, health, or auto insurance carriers.JUDICIAL SERVICE:
I Judge Pro-Tem/Mediator (Hearings, Trial Settlement Conferences) 2006
Administrative Hearing Officer; County of San Bernardino 1991 – Present
a) 4th District Court of Appeal, San Bernardino, California 1988 – Present
b) San Bernardino & Riverside County Superior Courts 1987 – Present
c) San Bernardino & Riverside County Municipal Courts
II Arbitrator/Mediator Appointments: 1995 – Present
a) Panel member of, "Settlement Now" 1985 – Present
b) Panel member of, "Judicate-West" Click Here 1983 – Present
c) Panel member of the, "American Arbitration Association" 1983
d) Private Appointment as Arbitrator/Mediator.
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