Randall E. Appleton

Randall E. Appleton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Virginia Beach, VA

Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn, PC
 | 1294 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone: 757-460-1753
Fax: 757-460-3428
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (30%)

About Randall Appleton

Admitted: 1982, Virginia

Professional Webpage: www.hsinjurylaw.com/bio/randall-e-appleton1.cfm

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Portsmouth Bar Association, member of the Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia and South Carolina State Bars; member of the American Association of Justice and Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; admitted to the state bars of Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky,West Virginia and South Carolina; admitted to U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western District of Virginia, the Eastern District of North Carolina, and South Carolina; admitted to the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Sixth Circuits; admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States., 1993


  • My colleague and I successfully secured a $21 million guaranteed structured settlement, with a present value of $5.5 million in 2012 for a young child and her parents, after she suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident caused by a truck driver who smashed in to the family’s car.We worked tirelessly to develop the evidence with a goal of conveying the magnitude of the wreck and subsequent injuries, once the brain MRI’s showed frontal lobe brain damage, as the treating neuropsychiatrist explained that this would cause profound, permanent brain function deficits.  We developed the evidence for over three years, which included coordination of the neuro-psychiatrist, doctors, therapists, educational professionals, nurses, a life care planner and others.  Just two months before trial we engaged in a day long mediation with a retired Judge.  In order to bring home the magnitude of the harm to the truck driver’s employer and the insurers we worked up a multi-media presentation which included dramatic 911 audiotape, scene damage photos, videotape of our young client, as well as numerous three dimensional brain images, which were approved by the neuro-psychiatrist in advance.  We established a short term medical needs trust and a long term guaranteed $21 million structured settlement to make sure our client's medical care and financial needs would be met.  , 2012

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Member of American Association of Justice, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Assoc. of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, National Advisory Board


  • A hidden brain injury (aka mild traumatic brain injury) really has no physical appearance on the head or the face. If there is a trauma to the head or neck the brain moves so quickly in the skull that it suffers an injury that does not show up in scans. It usually is recognized by a person close to the victim who notices changes in personality or memory. If you know someone who has suffered any type of head trauma and you notice changes, ask them to seek medical attention. 

Educational Background:

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. 1982
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Office Location for Randall E. Appleton

1294 Diamond Springs Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

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Last Updated: 3/3/2020

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