M. David Shapiro

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Sarasota, FL

Law Office of M. David Shapiro, P.A.
 | 308 Cocoanut Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-954-4000
Fax: 941-954-8859
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

M. David Shapiro serves as a board certified member of the Florida Bar and is an experienced trial attorney. For over two decades, Mr. Shapiro has focused on wrongful death and personal injury cases. He has been honored as an AV Preeminent* civil trial lawyer by the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory and is respected among his peers in the legal community.

Attorney M. David Shapiro has successfully litigated civil rights cases involving access to courts and rights under the Rehabilitation Act to the United States Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice in all of the Florida State Courts, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeal for the 11th Circuit.

Mr. Shapiro is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has served as a guest lecturer for several civic organizations in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and nursing home negligence. He has also authored numerous articles in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, The Bradenton Herald, the Englewood Sun Herald and the Suncoast Health Magazine.

A 1981 University of Florida College of Journalism graduate, Mr. Shapiro went on to law school and graduated from Florida State University College of Law with honors in 1985. Later that year, he was admitted to the Florida Bar.

Mr. Shapiro has also been a candidate for political office and was narrowly defeated in 2006 for election to the Florida House of Representatives. In addition to his professional endeavors, he serves as Treasurer of Children First, a Trustee member of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of Directors of the Sarasota Civic League, and the Sarasota Film Festival.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Personal Injury - General
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products


Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About David Shapiro

Admitted: 1985, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.getmejustice.com/attorneys/m-david-shapiro?


  • Represent, National Mock Trial Competition
  • AV-Rated Civil Trial Lawyer
  • Represent, Florida State College of Law in the National Moot Court

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida, 1985
  • Eagle Member, The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, The Sarasota Bar Association
  • Member, The American Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Justice Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, Sarasota Civic League
  • Board of Directors, Sarasota Film Festival
  • Trustee Member, Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
  • Treasurer, Children First

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Guest Lecturer, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Nursing Home Negligence
  • The Safety Belt Law, as well as Libel and Defamation, Florida State University College of Law Review

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida, College of Journalism, 1981
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Office Location for M. David Shapiro

308 Cocoanut Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

Phone: 941-954-4000

Fax: 941-954-8859

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Last Updated: 3/24/2020

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