I'm an attorney at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Duffan in Virginia Beach, VA and... more
I'm an attorney at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Duffan in Virginia Beach, VA and specialize in personal injury law. I grew up in Virginia Beach and went to both college and law school in Virginia, earning my undergraduate degree from James Madison University and my law degree from William & Mary. The entire focus of my legal career has been litigation and trial law, first as a prosecutor for al... view profile
I am a former state prosecutor with extensive experience representing personal... more
I am a former state prosecutor with extensive experience representing personal injury victims and people accused of crimes. I have over 35 years of trial experience, and I have represented thousands of people for all types of serious personal injuries, criminal offenses, and other serious legal matters. As an experienced trial attorney. I understand my important role in protecting and promotig ... view profile
Welcome to my Avvo profile. I am a personal injury attorney based in Virginia Beach,... more
Welcome to my Avvo profile. I am a personal injury attorney based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I work for a law firm which exclusively represents injured individuals. I am a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law.
Joseph J. Stellute, a native of Hampton, Virginia, received a Bachelor of Arts from... more
Joseph J. Stellute, a native of Hampton, Virginia, received a Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary in 1968 and then a Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis in 1972. He was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1973. From 1973 to 1975, Mr. Stellute served as Assistant City Attorney in Hampton, Virginia. In 1975, he entered into private practice as a personal injury and... view profile
Everyone makes mistakes. But when doctors, nurses, therapists, or dentists make them, the effects can last a lifetime. Patients have a right to expect that medical procedures will be properly performed. Medical malpractice attorneys represent you if you are injured by a healthcare provider's careless or accidental mistakes. For example, if a doctor leaves behind gauze in your body during surgery, resulting in an infected wound that requires even more surgery, the doctor committed medical malpractice. Medical malpractice attorneys can recognize injuries caused by mistakes; they know the most common mistakes that cause injuries, and they know how to find and present information useful to prove your case. Medical malpractice attorneys also know how much insurance is available if the health care provider is responsible for what happened to you.