Craig Shapiro is originally from Northbrook, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. After attending Northern Illinois University, he obtained his juris doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law. While there he obtained a Certificate in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Trial Advocacy, and was a certified mediator for the Center for Conflict Resolution. After clerking during law school for Rand Bragg, a member of Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates's consumer protection department, Mr. Shapiro joined the firm full-time. After six years at Horwitz, Mr. Shapiro left to join Keogh Law, a boutique class action firm in Chicago advancing the rights of consumers. After deciding to relocate to Raleigh, Mr. Shapiro joined the Law Offices of John T. Orcutt as the head of its consumer rights department. In early 2023, after nearly ten years at the Orcutt office, Mr. Shapiro chose to leave to open his own firm focusing on consumer protection and bankruptcy litigation.
He has spent his career litigating cases involving unlawful debt collection practices and credit reporting, usurious lending, and wrongful mortgage practices. He has been appointed class counsel in numerous class actions certified in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, and North Carolina, and is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois ("inactive" status), the State of North Carolina, United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Seventh Circuits, and United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, the Western District of Michigan, and the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina.
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