Partner William D. Shapiro Named CAl-ABOTA 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year
William D. Shapiro, an attorney and partner at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. (RCRSD), has been selected as the CAL-ABOTA 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year. Recognized as the highest honor a California trial lawyer can receive, the CAL-ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year award honors recipients exhibiting the best traits of a trial lawyer – excellence in advocacy, a distinguished career, and a reputation for civility, ethics and fair play. Mr. Shapiro – a past president and active member of Cal-ABOTA’s San Bernardino/Riverside Chapter –was selected by representatives from California’s eight ABOTA chapters, each of which nominated an individual for consideration.
Cal-ABOTA has been selecting lawyers from California to be named as Trial Lawyer of the Year since 1962‚ when they were known as the ABOTA National Executive Committee. With over 1‚500 members in eight different chapters spread across California, the organization works to recognize the top attorneys in the state‚ honor these lawyers during the State Bar meeting‚ and analyze legislation affecting California’s trial practices.
About William D. Shapiro
For over 35 years, Mr. Shapiro’s legal career has been dedicated to working on behalf of injured victims of negligent conduct, defective products and dangerous premises. He has handled hundreds of state and federal actions involving serious personal injury and wrongful death, and has obtained numerous seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Shapiro is recognized by the State Bar of California as being a “Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy,” and has contributed to the development of California law by having published several significant appellate opinions. He also holds the highest possible “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell for over 25 years, and is listed by the company as being “One of the Premier Lawyers in America.”