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Languages spoken: English, Spanish, German, French

Practice areas


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


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Harley Justin Goldstein

    I have known Judge Shapiro for the past several years. I know his character, integrity, and legal ability to be above reproach, and have referred him numerous cases because of it. I continue to refer him cases because the clients I’ve referred him have been very pleased with both his work and his responsiveness. Moreover, his experience as a judge prior to returning to private practice has given him a unique outlook which other attorneys in his practice area generally lack. I recommend him without reservation.


    Harley Goldstein Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Reid Malkinson

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Judge Shapiro is smart, savvy, and a tireless advocate for his clients. He does not like to lose! Matters I've referred to him--large and small, alike--have been handled professionally and with excellent results and total client satisfaction. His retirement from the bench is a boon for all those in need of a skilled and respected criminal defense attorney. It's a no-brainer: pick the guy who used to be the judge!


    John Malkinson Personal injury 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 Law198505/17/2016
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
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Trinity CollegeN/AA.B1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Constitution SocietyJudges as Politicians: How Much Should Judicial Candidates or Nominees Reveal?2006