William D. Shapiro

William D. Shapiro

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Bernardino, CA

Law Offices of William D. Shapiro
 | 893 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: 949 720-1288
Fax: 909-890-1001
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

William Shapiro has devoted over 4 decades representing catastrophically injured victims and families wrongful death. Mr. Shapiro is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL), a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers (ISOB) as well as being ranked Diplomat, the highest rank of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), where he was nominated for National President, served as National Secretary as well having served on the National Board as well as being a Trustee and Legacy Fellow of the ABOTA Foundation. Mr. Shapiro enjoys the highest "AV- Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a “10" rating from AVVO, and for years he has been listed one of the "Best Lawyers in America" and his firm The Law Offices of William D. Shapiro one of the “Best Firms in America” by the U.S News & World Report. Mr. Shapiro was listed"One of Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers” by ALM; “Top Lawyers in Orange County” by the OC Register Metro; he was “Top Lawyers in the Inland Empire” by the by Inland Empire Magazine and the National Trial Lawyers ranked him, "Top 100.”  Shapiro was named 2015 Cal ABOTA, “Trial Lawyer of the Year,” 2014, Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire “Trial Lawyer of the Year,” 2013 Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, “Top Gun, Trial Lawyer of the Year,” and in 2010 he was nominated, “Consumer Attorney of the Year,” by the Consumer Attorneys of California. Mr Shapiro is Past President of the San Bernardino/Riverside Chapter of ABOTA; Past President of the San Bernardino County Bar Association; Past President of the Joseph B. Campbell INN of Court and Past President of the Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire. Mr. Shapiro is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is recognized as a Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy by the State Bar of California. He was the 2013 recipient of the John B. Surr Award for judicial excellence, has served on the Executive Board of Legal Aid since 1981. For his extensive Pro Bono efforts, in 2013, he was presented with the "Access to Justice Award," and in 1999, the San Bernardino County Bar Association and the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino, presented him the coveted “Matthew Kearney Award,” "for 20 years of outstanding contribution to community.”Mr. Shapiro is an Assistant Professor as a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Western State College of Law.

 

 

About William Shapiro

Admitted: 1979, California

Professional Webpage: https://wshapiro.com/william-d-shapiro/

Honors/Awards:

  • LOY, Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, US News & World Report, 2017
  • LAA, Western State College of Law, "Lifetime Achievement Award", Western State College of Law, 2018
  • TLY, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • TLY, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, 2016
  • TLY, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of IE, Consumer Attorneys of IE, 2014
  • ABOTA, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Cal ABOTA, Cal ABOTA, 2015
  • Presented by the California State Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division Two Presented by the Honorable Justice Manual Ramirez, Presiding Justice of the 4th District Court of Appeal for "For Improvement In The Administration Of The Courts.", Ralph N. Kleps Award , California State Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division Two , 2001
  • "Trial Lawyer of the Year" nomination, Cal ABOTA , 2013
  • 2014, "Trial Lawyer of the Year", Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire
  • "Consumer Attorney of Year" nomination, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2010
  • John B. Surr Award, San Bernardino County Bar Association, 2013
  • Presented by the Legal Aid Society of the County of San Bernardino "for outstanding contribution to the community through 20 years of dedicated service to the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino." Presented by the Legal Aid Society of the County of San Bernardino., Matthew Kearney Award , Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino, 1999
  • "Trial Lawyer of the Year" nomination , Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire, 2011
  • Personal Injury, Top Gun Trial Lawyer of the Year, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Mr. Shapiro is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) and is recognized by the State Bar of California as being a Legal Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy. The NBTA is an accredited organization providing Board Certification for lawyers after rigorous testing and approval process that officially recognizes the extensive education and courtroom experience of their attorneys.  Civil Trial Advocacy (Natl Board of Legal Spec Cert), 1991

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Diplomat, 1993
  • President of the San Bernardino/Riverside Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He currently sits on the Executive Board of Cal ABOTA as well as being a National Representative for ABOTA National., 2008
  • President of the Inland Counties Trial Lawyers Association. Now named the Consumer Attorneys of California, Inland Chapter, Mr. Shapiro remains on the Executive Board., 1986
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • President of the Joseph B. Campbell, INN's of Court, 1996
  • Fellow, Internatinoal Society of Barristers, 2015
  • President of the San Bernardino County Bar Association, 2008

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • For over 38 years, Mr. Shapiro has served on the Executive Board of the San Bernardino Legal Aid Society, as well as serving as one of the many volunteer attorneys at the Legal Aid Clinic. In 1999, he was presented the coveted "Matthew Kearney Award" "for outstanding contribution to the community through 20 years of dedicated service to the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino.", 1979
  • Established the Susan and William D. Shapiro Scholorship at Western State University, College of Law

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • article, author, The Defense Medical Examination, Gavel Magazine, OCTLA, Legal, 2017
  • article, author, Cross Examination, Gavel Magazine, Legal, 2018
  • In addion to the years Mr. Shapiro was an Assistant Professor of Law, he is an active lecturer for many legal and insurance associations lecturing in Continuing Legal Education programs for ABOTA, CAOC, San Bernardino and Riverside County Bar Associations and more., Lecturer, 2009
  • Guest Lecturer, La Verne Law School
  • Mr. Shapiro was invited and was on the faculty of the ABOTA Trial College at Harvard Law School where he, along with other faculty lectured and demonstrated matters on trial practice from Voir Dire to Closing Statements. , Faculty, 2012
  • Since 2002, Mr. Shapiro has been on the faculty of multiple "Masters in Trial" Programs on behalf of multiple ABOTA Chapters. These Master's presentations range in all aspects of trial practice., Faculty in Masters in Trial Programs, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2002

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Recent results: 12.5 Million (Dangerous Condition vs City) $20.5 Million (Bus against City) $6 Million Medical Malpractice (Birth injury) $7 Million (Trucking) $6 Million (Bus) $11.9 Million (trucking ); $26 Million  (trucking); $4.3 Million Judgment (auto); $6.5 Million settlement (auto product liability) $3.2 Million (auto products/dangerous condition) more results on request. Over the last 34 years, Mr. Shapiro has obtained over 60, 7 and 8 figure verdicts and settlements.  , 2020

Educational Background:

  • California State University, Fullerton; BS, Teaching Credential, 1975
  • Western State University, College of Law,  Juris Doctor, 1978

Industry Groups

  • AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES
  • American College Of Trial Lawyers
  • International Academy Of Trial Lawyers
  • International Society Of Barristers
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Office Location for William D. Shapiro

893 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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Last Updated: 5/11/2020

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