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Richard N. Shapiro practices injury law exclusively, and is with the law firm of Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton, P.C. Rick served as staff assistant to U.S. Congressman Whitehurst (1979-1981) and graduated from George Mason Law School With Distinction in 1984. He served as a law clerk to Federal District Court Judge Robert C. 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”. Rick was elected chair of the Railroad Law section of the American Association for Justice (AAJ, 2005-2006) and has lectured on evidence law to the AAJ, VTLA and GTLA. Rick has litigated injury cases in state and federal courts throughout the Eastern U.S.A. Also, he has been an invited lecturer at national lawyer seminars of the American Association For Justice (AAJ) (formerly the Trial Lawyers of America), as well as for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), and Georgia Trial Lawyers, and was elected Chairman of the Railroad Section of the AAJ (2005-2006). He is admitted to practice law in Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court. Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the NBTA, he and the law firm are also members of Primerus Society of Law Firms, , a society of highly ethical and skilled lawyers who are screened by lawyers and judges before admission.

Why do I edit this web blog? Because victims and consumers need to understand that personal injury lawyers are not all the same: there are many types and experience levels. This is my way of “giving back” some intangible benefit without charging for it, but also allows me to share knowledge and information which may benefit the public interest.

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