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Richard N. Shapiro

1294 Diamond Springs Road Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
Firm: Shapiro & Appleton, P.C.
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Shapiro & Appleton, P.C.

Years In Practice

Phone Number (757) 460-7776

Richard Shapiro served as a law clerk to Federal District Court Judge Robert G. Doumar in Norfolk, and now exclusively handles injury law. He co-authored “Railroad Health & Safety; a Litigator’s Guide” which appears in a leading law encyclopedia, “American Jurisprudence Trials”, and is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification of Massachusetts (ABA Accredited). 

Rick was elected chair of the Railroad Law Section of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) for two terms and has lectured on evidence law to the AAJ, VTLA, Georgia TLA, as well as to Virginia lawyers. Rick is also a Virginia "Super Lawyer" (since 2010) and possess an "A V" Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, one of the most respected legal rating services in the country.   

Prominent Cases Rick Has Litigated During His Career

Admitted to Practice Law in the Following Jurisdictions

  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • West Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Practice Areas

  • Car accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Accidents involving 18-wheelers
  • Railroad worker injuries and disease claims
  • Bike accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Medical malpractice
What legal services does this lawyer offer?
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Richard N. Shapiro
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Railroad Law, Norfolk (2019)
  • Virginia Super Lawyer (since 2006)
  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
George Mason University, J.D.
Graduated 1984
Contact Details and Office Locations
Office: (757) 460-7776
1294 Diamond Springs Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
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