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James Anthony Shapiro

James Anthony Shapiro

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Federal Criminal, Litigation, Personal Injury, Appeals

About Me

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, German, French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Federal Criminal: 20%
  5. Appeals: 10%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Louis Jerry Amatucci

    I highly endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Jamie on a securities law engagement where my firm was referred a client that was under investigation for securities fraud. In this representation, my firm provided the securities representation and he provided the subsequent criminal defense representation. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional, and the quality of his work was exceptional; in addition, on a personal level, he is a really nice guy. We would definitely work with him again, and we would certainly recommend him to clients and colleagues.


    Louis Amatucci Securities & Investment Fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mark Saul Schondorf

    James is a former judge. He knows his stuff. I endorse this lawyer.


    Mark Schondorf Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Robinson Shapiro & Schwartz

208 N La Salle Street
Suite 1750
Chicago, IL, 60604



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198508/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Illinois Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chicago Lincoln American Inn of CourtMaster of the Bench2004 - Present
Women's Bar Association of IllinoisMember2000 - Present
Decalogue Society of LawyersPresident, 2007-081996 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Brown's Chicken Massacre caseNo charges against client

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Publication NameTitleDate
IICLE Ch. 9Co-Author: Plea and Sentencing2010
IICLE Ch. 19Criminal Law Practitioners Beware2010
Akron Law ReviewComity of Errors: When Federal Sentencing Guidelines Ignore State Law2008
N.C. L. RevChoice of Law Under the Federal Tort Claims ActN/A
Geo. Immigr. L.JCo-Author: Federal Sentences for Aliens Convicted of Illegal ReentryN/A
Fed. Sent. RptrCo-Author: Sentencing Illegal Aliens Convicted of Illegal Reentry after Deportation: A Proposal for Simplified and Principled SentencingN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William and Mary Law School, WilliamsburgLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Trinity College, HartfordN/AA.B1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
American Constitution SocietyJudges as Politicians: How Much Should Judicial Candidates or Nominees Reveal?2006