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William Shapiro has devoted 4 decades to representing the catastrophically injured and families of victims of wrongful death. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Shapiro its highest AV-rating and has listed him for years in its Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in America. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers as well as ranked " Diplomate" by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and was named California's "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by Cal-ABOTA, Orange Counties "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by OC Trial Lawyers Assoc and the Inland Empire "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the IE Consumer Attorneys of CA.
The Law Offices of William D. Shapiro is listed by US News and World Reports as a Tier 1, "Best Firm in America" with Mr. Shapiro being profiled by US News and World Reports as, one of "America's Best Lawyers." Mr. Shapiro is lprofiled by the LA Times, Los Angeles Magazine a "Superlawyer," by The Orange County Registers' Metro Magazine one of the "Top Lawyers in Orange County", and by the Inland Empire Magazine one of the "Top Lawyers in the Inland Empire.".
Mr. Shapiro is past president of the San Bernardino/Riverside Chapter of the ABOTA, the San Bernardino County Bar Association, the Inland Counties Chapter of Consumer Attorneys of California and the Joseph B. Campbell Inns of Court. He is recognized by the State Bar of California and the National Board of Trial Advocacy as being a specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy. In 2010,
Mr. Shapiro was named the 2017 "Lawyer of the Year," IE by Best Lawyers in America, was named 2016 “Top Gun, Trial Lawyer of the Year," by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Assoc; 2016 "Trial Lawyer of the Year," by the Western San Bernardino Bar Assoc.; 2015, California's “Trial Lawyer of the Year,” by Cal ABOTA; the 2014 “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire; the 2013 “Top Gun, Trial Lawyer of the Year,” by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association; and was nominated “Trial Lawyer of the Year,” for 2013-2014 by Cal ABOTA and the Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire. In 2013, Mr. Shapiro was inducted into the Western State College of Law “Hall of Fame,” and that same year was presented the “Surr Award” the highest honor an attorney can receive from the San Bernardino County Bar Association for legal excellence and professionalism. In 2010, Mr. Shapiro was nominated “Consumer Attorney of the Year, “ by the Consumer Attorneys of California and in 1999, Mr. Shapiro received the “Matthew Kearney Award,” for his dedicated 20 years of pro bono work and contribution to the community, from the Legal Aid Society/ San Bernardino County Bar Association.
Mr. Shapiro is an Adjunct Professor of Civil Trial Practice at Western State College of Law as well as having taught Torts, Product Liability and Legal Ethics.