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Randall Eugene Appleton

Personal injury Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

5.0   8 reviews

About Randall

Learn Randall’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%

    40 years

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    I've handled numerous railroad accident injury cases and F.E.L.A. cases.

    40 years

  3. Trucking accident
    20%

    40 years

  4. Brain injury
    10%

    40 years

  5. Wrongful death
    10%

    40 years

 

Hi, my name's Randy Appleton and I've been a personal injury attorney for nearly 30 years. I've handled injury litigation in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Tennessee throughout the years.

 

I was first licensed to practice law in 1982 in Virginia and am now admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

 

Based in Virginia Beach, I am ready to serve clients throughout Hampton Roads -- Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk -- as well as the communities of Virginia's Eastern Shore and northeastern North Carolina.

 

I am a member of the American Association for Justice, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and a past president of the Portsmouth Bar Association. 

 

I truly enjoy helping people and love being a lawyer. 

 

I am currently of counsel to the law firm. 

 

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Licensed for 40 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/23/2022
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/03/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1982
Updated 07/02/2022
State WV
Status Voluntary Resigned
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/29/2022
State KY
Status Former Member
Acquired 1991
Updated 09/20/2022

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

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Shapiro, Appleton, Washburn & Sharp
1294 Diamond Springs Road
Virginia Beach, VA, 23455
Shapiro, Appleton, Washburn & Sharp
101 Eaton Street
Mill Point Center
Hampton, VA, 23669
Shapiro, Appleton, Washburn & Sharp
440 Monticello Avenue
Suite 1800
Norfolk, VA, 23510
Shapiro, Appleton, Washburn & Sharp
8 Juniper Trail
Suite 7
Kitty Hawk, NC, 27949
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Posted by Larry | January 27, 2014
An excellent, hard working, and trustworthy personal injury lawyer.
I have known Randy for over 18 years. I am also an attorney. His reputation is outstanding, and I have seen him try cases in this state and others. He is outstanding in every way, and very well regarded by lawyers and judges in Virginia and elsewhere.
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2012
Randy was thoughtful and responsive to my questions
I was hurt in an accident and had no idea what to do or who to turn to. I did a search on the internet and was fortunate to find the Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton law firm. I was represented by Randy Appleton and he kept me well-informed in each step of the process. If there were any obstacles, Randy let me know. When I called the office, I either spoke to Randy directly or got a return call in a prompt manner. The staff was very thorough and thoughtful with my case. I strongly recommend this firm and will refer friends and family to them if they ever need a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Sheree | February 16, 2012
Randy was always proactive about my case.
I was injured in a car accident and needed legal representation. My stepfather recommended the Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton law firm and I am so glad he did. I met with attorney Randy Appleton and he was a professional throughout the process. My phone calls were returned promptly and Randy was always proactive about my case. Everyone at the firm, including Randy's legal assistant Becky, were so helpful. I truly appreciate the quality of legal representation I received from this firm. I would recommend them to friends and family who are in need of representation in their time of need after an accident.
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Posted by F.W. | July 7, 2011
Randy is a very good lawyer
I suffered an injury while working for the railroad and my co-workers recommended Randy Appleton. I contacted Randy and was really impressed by his advice and professionalism. Randy and his staff made the process easy and I am very satisified with the results. I would definitely refer a friend or family member to Randy and his injury law firm.
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Posted by F.W. | June 30, 2011
Randy and his staff made the process easy and I am very satisified with the results.
I suffered an injury while working for the railroad and my co-workers recommended Randy Appleton of the Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis, & Appleton law firm. I contacted Randy and was really impressed by his advice and professionalism. Randy and his staff made the process easy and I am very satisified with the results. I would definitely refer a friend or family member to Randy and his injury law firm.
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Posted by Howard | May 18, 2010
My Lawyer and My Friend
This letter is to thank you and your staff for the professional job you did handling my injury case with the railroad. Without you I am sure my settlement would have been far less than the settlement you successfully negotiated for me and my family. I sincerely hope none of my railroad friends ever receive an injury. However, if they do, I will advise them to contact you immediately. I hope we can stay in touch because I consider you to be a friend as well as very good attorney. If you ever need my help in the future, please don't hesitate to call.
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Posted by Frances W. Odom | April 30, 2010
Hard working, cares about his clients
Randy was the attorney for my husband when he was injured at work. He kept us informed every step of the way, he called us personally to make sure we understood what was going on. We could not have gotten through the whole injury/recovery process if it weren't for Randy and his team to help guide and comfort us along the way. Thank you Randy and the team for all that you do.
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Posted by William | February 20, 2010
Wonderful experience
Randy and his team treated me with respect and dignity. They really cared about me and my issues and did everything they could to assure a maximum recovery!! Randy kept me informed through every step of the process, as well as he called to check on me just to see how I was doing. That meant ALOT TO ME!!! I would HIGHLY recommend Randy! He cares about his clients and he will do everything he can to assure a maximum recovery! THANK YOU RANDY!!!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Shapiro, Washburn and Sharp
  • 2022 - Present
  • Partner
  • Shapiro & Appleton
  • 2006 - 2022
  • Lawyer
  • Bondurant and Appleton
  • 1988 - 2004
  • Lawyer
  • Moody, Strople and Kloppel
  • 1982 - 1988
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Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Car Accident Death on Eastern Shore
  • Confidential Sum
  • $21 Million Structured Settlement for Brain Injured Child
  • http://www.hsinjurylaw.com/case_results/21-million-settlement-stream-for-child-s-brain-injury-virginia-beach-family-s-car-rear-ende.cfm
  • Railroad Employee Recovers Confidential Sum for Injuries Suffered in a Lifting Injury
  • Confidential Sum
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Associations

  • Railroad Accident/FELA Law Blog
  • Editor
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Injuryboard Blog
  • Editor
  • 2007 - Present
  • Norfolk Injuryboard Blog
  • Editor
  • 2007 - Present
  • Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard Blog
  • Editor
  • 2007 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Portsmouth Bar Association
  • President
  • 1993 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Virginia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2009
  • Membership
  • Primerus
  • 2009
  • Boss of the Year
  • Norfolk-Portsmouth Area Legal Secretaries Association
  • 1989
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Selected Topics in Personal Injury
  • Key Virginia Case Law on Personal Injury Damages
  • 2012
  • Annual Tort Law Seminar
  • Voir Dire Demonstration-Jury Panel Randomly Selected from the Community
  • 1990

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (11)
Personal injury Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Randall. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Randy is an attorney I have tried several cases with in the past. His abilities, reputation, and dedication to ethics and his clients is at the highest possible level of any attorney practicing in Virginia."
Brain injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Randy. He is a brilliant attorney who understands the importance of client-first representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Brain injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randy is the consummate professional and a throwback litigator. He understands the value of direct communication with clients and has produced an impressive track record as a litigator."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Many years ago, when I worked in Tidewater as a young lawyer, Randy was known as an agressive but polite and friendly litigator. I can say that your case would be well taken care of by this knowledgeable attorney, whose reputation is excellent with the courts. Just the kind of attorney I would want if I were involed in an accident and was searching for a lawyer."
Brain injury Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randy is a great Virginia injury lawyer. His breadth of legal knowledge is immense and his easy-going personality makes him a joy to work with, and a true asset when handling a complex injury case."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Randy. He is all about getting results and his track record illustrates that philosophy."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Randy is an impressive lawyer. I have worked with him for years and he has been fantastic to work with. He is one of the hardest working lawyers I know and is dedicated to helping victims injured in serious accidents."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Randy. He is an incredible personal injury lawyer who understands the importance of treating clients like family. We have worked together on numerous cases and have always been impressed by his work ethic and legal knowledge."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Friend
"I strongly endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Randy since law school and my firm has referred several matters with good results. He was also co-counsel with my firm on a complex medcial malpractice case. HIs knoweledge is expertise was invaluable."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse Randy after becoming familiar with him during a major injury trial in which he an his co-counsel obtained a very large verdict for a worker in a Virginia court. Many years later, after he was a solo injury lawyer, I asked Randy to consider joining our injury law firm. I have now worked with him a number of years and can state uncategorically that he cares about every client, and maintains great personal contact with each one. He is an excellent injury trial attorney."
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Virginia Beach Personal injury Lawyer Randall Eugene Appleton
Randall Eugene Appleton
Personal injury Attorney
Virginia Beach, VA
Licensed for 40 years
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