Allan Shapiro

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Finn Shapiro LLC
 | 5775 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 700
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone: 612-217-4966
Fax: 952-541-1001
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Allan F. Shapiro is a respected Minnesota attorney with extensive experience in personal injury law. From his Minneapolis law firm, Finn Shapiro LLC, he represents plaintiffs and select defendants in a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death claims, including those involving trucking companies, motor vehicle accidents, product liability, premises liability and medical negligence. He is also highly experienced with the Minnesota No-Fault Act.

    Mr. Shapiro graduated cum laude with his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law in 1976. He was named as a Leading Minnesota Lawyer by an independent rating organization and rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Shapiro was also selected to the Minnesota Supreme Court’s roster of neutral arbitrators and mediators, and to the panel of Creative Dispute Resolution and U.S. Arbitration and Mediation.

    Mr. Shapiro has also served as an instructor of the Mediation training course of US Arbitration & Mediation held at St. Olaf College for more than five years. In addition, he has spoken at several continuing education seminars and held the role of adjunct professor at the William Mitchell College of Law. He also works hard to give back to his community through providing pro bono services for the Volunteer Lawyers Network and serving on various boards.

    *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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Defense


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    Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2021

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    About Allan Shapiro

    Admitted: 1976, Minnesota

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    • Cum Laude, William Mitchell College of Law, 1976
    • Named as "Leading Minnesota Lawyer" - Independent Rating Organization.
    • Awarded 2008 Attorney of the Year for work on Chase v. BNSF, Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2008
    • AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • ABOTA - American Board of Trial Advocacy Minnesota Association for Justice Hennepin County Bar Association  

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteers Lawyer Network, 2000

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law


    • $24 million verdict for four families who lost children in a car/railroad accident in Anoka, MN.$1.75 million settlement in a trucking accident wrongful death case.  The settlement was reached three days before trial.$1,075,000 settlement for the wrongful death and injury claim of a husband and family of a woman passenger in a car struck by a young man on methamphetamine. $1 million settlement of a serious burn case from a flash bang grenade during a raid by a Minneapolis Police Swat team. The police exceeded the authority given in the warrant and failed to follow proper procedure regarding the use of the flash bang grenade.$2.1 million medical malpractice verdict against the Mayo Clinic involving neurosurgical malpractice that rendered a woman a triplegic. $957,000 verdict in an intersectional accident with a county garbage truck that illegally entered the intersection.  Plaintiff had multiple orthopedic injuries including the fusion of four lumbar vertebrae and a femur fracture resulting in a leg length discrepancy., 2008

    Educational Background:

    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - B.S.
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    Office Location for Allan Shapiro

    5775 Wayzata Blvd
    Suite 700
    Minneapolis, MN 55416

    Phone: 612-217-4966

    Fax: 952-541-1001

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    Last Updated: 1/8/2021

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