HS Injury Law Company Profile
At Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, we focus exclusively on personal injury law and are dedicated to representing people injured due to the carelessness and fault of others. We cannot legally state we are the best injury lawyers in Virginia or beyond. However, we can tell you that many of our lawyers have been selected for the highest honors in our area of injury law. For example, lawyers with our firm are listed in the "Best Lawyers in America." (Rick Shapiro, Jim Lewis and Randy Appleton, '13 Edition) and the Virginia "Superlawyers" Publication. (Shapiro, Lewis and Appleton). Also, our firm has the highest available "AV" Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, one of the most respected lawyer rating organizations in the country. In addition to individual attorney recognition, our law firm was the first plaintiff's injury firm in Virginia selected for membership in a prestigious international group of highly ethical law firms, called Primerus. This organization carefully screens law firms and the Wall Street Journal reported "[Primerus] wants to offer consumers a way to pick the good from the bad by establishing a sort of 'Good Housekeeping' seal of approval for attorneys." Along with professional accolades, our firm has had success in the courtroom. For example, our firm, along with co-counsel, obtained a record-setting jury verdict in October 2000. At that time it was the largest verdict in Virginia's history for an injured person suffering a traumatic brain injury ($46 million verdict, but with interest the total rose to $60 million). To learn more about this jury verdict, along with other large, multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements our firm has obtained, watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZHcCmfG0hB8 Our lawyers have deep roots in the Commonwealth. Rick Shapiro and Emily Mapp Brannon were all born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia (VA). Rick, James Lewis, and Kevin Duffan attended prestigious Virginia law schools including George Mason University, and the College of William & Mary. Our lawyers handled jury trials throughout the state including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, the Eastern Shore, Richmond, Petersburg, Roanoke, and innumerable other cities and counties in Virginia. Along with serving the needs of injured clients throughout the Commonwealth, our attorneys are passionate about health and safety. That is why the attorneys edit the Legal Examiner, an online publication dedicated to health and safety awareness. The attorneys edit three sites based on geographic areas: (1) Virginia Beach-Chesapeake-Suffolk , (2) the Norfolk-Portsmouth-Hampton site, and (3) the Greenville-Outer Banks-Rocky Mount site. The attorneys also host and edit specialty law blogs including a Virginia truck accident blog, Railroad worker injury/FELA law blog, Medical Malpractice blog, and Eastern Shore VA accident blog. Examples of cases the firm handles: Trucking accident injuries Car accident injuries Motorcycle wreck injuries Railroad worker injuries Railroads disease claims (e.g., mesothelioma) Faulty product injuries Medical malpractice injuries Product recall injuries (e.g., DePuy hip implant) Nursing home abuse and neglect Boating accident injuries There are a small number of personal injury law firms that have actually been involved in transportation/vehicle injury litigation in nearly every state along the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S.A. (Our injury law handles cases in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Washington D.C., Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Maryland, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and beyond).