Mr. Shapiro is a partner at Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro where he leads the firm's personal injury practice
. His experience includes cases of wrongful death, brain injury, and catastrophic personal injury matters resulting from construction site, workplace and automobile accidents, as well as product liability.
Mr. Shapiro's work prosecuting plaintiffs' claims against the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company resulting from the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill ultimately resulted in a $98 million settlement for plaintiffs. Other notable antitrust class actions include DRAM Antitrust Litigation which resulted in a $325 million settlement, Brand Name Prescription Drug Antitrust Litigation, Carbon Dioxide Antitrust Litigation, Carpet Antitrust Litigation, Infant Formula Antitrust Litigation, Baby Food Antitrust Litigation, Scouring Pads Antitrust Litigation, Medical X-Ray Film Antitrust Litigation, High Fructose Corn Syrup Antitrust Litigation, Visa/MasterCard Antitrust Litigation, Commercial Tissue Products Antitrust Litigation, Flat Glass Antitrust Litigation, Lease Oil Antitrust Litigation, and Bromine Antitrust Litigation.
Prior to leading the HBSS personal injury practice, Mr. Shapiro honed his courtroom skills in the Washington state prosecuting attorney's office, where he represented the state in more than 50 serious felony jury trials, including some of the state's most difficult and high-profile cases. Following his position at the prosecuting attorney's office, he joined Schweppe Krug & Tausend, then Seattle's oldest law firm, where he used his extensive courtroom experience to serve personal injury clients. He subsequently founded Rohan Goldfarb & Shapiro, a firm focusing on personal injury cases as well as commercial litigation and antitrust work.
Very involved in issues concerning juvenile diabetes, Mr. Shapiro has served as a board member of the western Washington chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation for four years.
Mr. Shapiro has an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating a lawyer can obtain, indicating a very high to preeminent legal ability and exceptional ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar. Mr. Shapiro is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization of plaintiffs’ attorneys that have tried or settled a series of cases in excess of $1 million. Since 2001 Mr. Shapiro has been an instructor at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). Mr. Shapiro teaches trial practice at the University of Washington School of Law.
Mr. Shapiro graduated from Colgate University with honors and earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1982.