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Attorney M. David Shapiro graduated from the University of Florida, College of Journalism, in 1981. He graduated from Florida State University College of Law with honors in 1985 and was admitted to The Florida Bar the same year. While attending the Florida State University College of Law, Mr. Shapiro served on the Florida State Law Review, and published articles on The Safety Belt Law, as well as Libel and Defamation. Mr. Shapiro was also chosen to represent the Florida State College of Law in the National Moot Court and National Mock Trial competitions.


Attorney M. David Shapiro is an AV-rated civil trial lawyer, the highest rating awarded to litigation attorneys. He is also board certified by the Florida Bar. Shapiro is an experienced trial lawyer who has earned the respect of his peers in the legal community. He has successfully litigated civil rights cases involving access to courts and rights under the Rehabilitation Act to the United States Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice in all of the Florida State Courts, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit. For more than 20 years, Shapiro has practiced exclusively in the area of personal injury and wrongful death. Shapiro has also been a candidate for political office, and was narrowly defeated in 2006 in his bid for election to the Florida House of Representatives.


Community Involvement

Attorney M. David Shapiro is Treasurer of Children First, Trustee member of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of Directors of the Sarasota Film Festival,  and the Sarasota Civic League


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Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 20%
    31 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    31 years
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
    31 years
  4. Trucking Accident: 20%
    31 years
  5. Car Accident: 20%
    31 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • F Scott Westheimer

    David is an excellent personal injury trial attorney that truly cares about the clients he represents. David is board certified and I strongly endorse David for any type of personal injury matter.


    F Westheimer Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jerome S. Levin

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Contact info

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh

308 Cocoanut Ave
Sarasota, FL, 34236

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh

5291 Office Park Boulevard
Bradenton, FL, 34203

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh

6446 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL, 33707

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh

3986 S. Tamiami Tr.
Venice, FL, 34293



FLMember in Good Standing198506/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Board Certified - Civil TrialFlorida Bar2014
Board Certified - MediationFlorida Bar2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Children FirstVice Chairman2014 - Present
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersEagle Member1990 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
American Association of JusticeMemberN/A
Florida Justice AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Sarasota Herald TribuneDog Owners Need Insurance2013
Sarasota Herald TribuneGuest: Oil Spill Funds Available To Local Businesses2012
Sarasota Herald TribuneBipartisan Bill Will Protect Teenage Drivers -- And All Of Us2010
Sarasota Herald TribuneLoss of No-Fault Auto Insurance Law Will Have Dire Consequences2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985