"The duty of a lawyer to his client and his duty to the legal system are the same; to represent his client zealously within the bounds of the law."
Internationally renowned litigator Robert Shapiro is a co-founder of RightCounsel.com. Robert Shapiro is also a co-founder of Legalzoom and a partner at Glaser, Weil, Fink, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro LLP. He has represented a number of high-profile corporations, including Rockstar Energy Drink, Diamond Resorts International, Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts Ltd, Cadeau Express, as well as many celebrity clients.
Mr. Shapiro's most famous trials include the defense of O.J. Simpson and Christian Brando. To date, Mr. Shapiro continues his practice as both a criminal and civil trial attorney.
Mr. Shapiro received a business degree in finance from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1965 and obtained his law degree from Loyola Law School in 1968.
Mr. Shapiro has been married for more than 40 years to his wife, Linell and has a son, Grant. His other son, Brent, died of chemical dependency disease in 2005, prompting Mr. Shapiro to found The Brent Shapiro Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to raise drug and alcohol awareness in the wake of this tragedy.
Mr. Shapiro has authored two books, “The Search for Justice” and “Misconception.” He also wrote a children’s book on the negative effects of drug use, which is available free-of-charge to schools across the country. Additionally, he is a frequent contributor to Op-Ed pieces and legal articles.
Over the past 35 years, one of the most important things that I've learned is that the right attorney makes all the difference. I've personally seen individuals with serious personal injuries trust their cases to attorneys who do not have the specialized experience necessary to handle major legal cases.
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Brent Shapiro Foundation
Founded upon personal tragedy, it is our vision to conquer alcohol and drug dependence by turning the fear, grief and helplessness caused from this disease into awareness, compassion, and support. It is the mission of the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention to become a national leader in the fight against drug and alcohol dependence by:
Raising awareness through education and mass media public service advertising;
Removing the stigma and isolation associated with this disease by inviting everyone to join in a national dialogue;
Providing support to parents on how to communicate with their children and with other parents about alcohol and drugs; and
Creating educational tools designed to help parents and communities identify and, where necessary, intervene with those as high-risk.
In partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of America, the Brent Shapiro Foundation created Brent's Club, a club that rewards kids who agree to remain sober through high school. Kids that successfully complete the program are awarded college scholarships. As of 2017, Brent's Clubs has four locations in Southern California with over 1,000 club members.
It is our belief that the solution lies in a new, different and fresh look. We intend to use a revolutionary, multidisciplinary approach to this disease by embracing innovations and non-traditional methodologies; disseminating information about successful advances; by providing public education and support to all parties touched by addiction; while supporting results-based methods of early identification, prevention and treatment.
We believe that increasing awareness is the first step to a change in the way this disease is viewed; change in the way it is identified and prevented; change in the way people who have this disease are viewed by society; and change in treatment modalities.
We intend to turn the fear, helplessness and grief caused by this disease into a powerful force of hope and healing.