Alexander T. Shapiro is the founder of Shapiro Law Group, P.C. Mr. Shapiro currently focuses his practice in the area of complex civil litigation, including serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. Over the years, Mr. Shapiro obtained some of the highest results in the State of New York, including multiple construction accident cases where the settlement amount was $10,000,000 or more. In addition to catastrophic construction accident matters, Mr. Shapiro also successfully litigated complicated products liability cases, elevator accidents, medical malpractice, auto accidents, trip/slip and falls, and other injury cases.
In addition, Mr. Shapiro has extensive experience litigating various other cases, including international child abductions wherein children were successfully returned home, extradition matters, corporate torts, contract, defamation, property damage, FCC matters, and other cases. Many of Mr. Shapiro’s cases were the subject of press publications. Mr. Shapiro has also been the supervising attorney in multi-jurisdictional cases involving different states as well as foreign countries. From his prior experience in other firms, Mr. Shapiro also obtained substantial experience in the fields of estate planning, asset protection, elder law and business transactions.
Mr. Shapiro’s accomplishments earned him recognition and numerous awards, including him being selected to Super Lawyers (no more than 2.5% of attorneys selected), Top 10 under 40 for the State of New York (only 10 attorneys selected each year), Top Attorneys New York Metro Area, Top Attorneys in North America (Diamond Membership), as well as membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum (only less than 1% of US Attorneys received membership).
Alexander Shapiro received his Bachelor’s in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business and his Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude (Top 5% of the class), from Seton Hall University School of Law. In law school, Mr. Shapiro was a scholarship student, the recipient of the annual Advanced Legal Writing Award, and was inducted to the prestigious Order of the Coif, a national honorary society recognizing excellence in legal scholarship.
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