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General Info
Our personal injury lawyers known throughout Virginia, North Carolina and the Eastern U.S. as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm (according to U.S. News and World Report, for personal injury and railroad worker injury law in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach region). We also possess an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. In addition, attorneys at our firm are respected in the legal community and leaders in the law.
Business History
Since 1985, our Virginia Beach personal injury law firm has focused exclusively on representing injured folks in their time of need. The firm was founded by an injured railroad worker who decided to go to law school and dedicate the practice to helping injured railroaders. Since then, the firm expanded its practice to helping people injured in car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle wrecks, boat accidents, defective products, prescription drugs, and all other types of negligence.
BBB Rating
A+
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Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Sun:
Extra Phones

Fax: (757) 460-3428

Services/Products
Amputation Injuries, Boating Accident Injuries, Car Accidents, Truck Accidents and Wrecks, Dangerous Drugs, Electric Shock Injuries, Product Defect, Intubation Injuries, Mesothelioma and Asbestos, Motorcycle Accidents, Paralysis Injuries, Premises Injuries, Railroad Accident Injuries, Railroad Cancers, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Workers Compensation, Wrongful Death
Brands
We handle injury claims throughout the Eastern USA, and every area of VA, including: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Richmond (entire area), Petersburg, Roanoke, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, all areas of the Eastern Shore, including Accomac, Onancock, Chincoteauge, Wachapreague, and Cape Charles, Bloxom, Eastville. We also have four attorneys with North Carolina law licenses and actively practice in all areas of Carolina including Moyock, Elizabeth City, Ahoskie, Manteo, Nags Head, Edenton, Kinston, Greenville, Rocky Mount, the Outer Banks (OBX), or the Roanoke Rapids and any other city/county
Location
Our Virginia Beach office is located at the intersection of Diamond Springs Road and Northampton Boulevard. We are near Interstate 264 (I-264) and Interstate 64 (I-64) and Virginia Wesleyan College. There is a WaWa on Northampton Boulevard. Our office is across the street from that WaWa.
Neighborhood
Bayside
Amenities
Free consultations, free wi-fi in the office, free off-street parking.
Languages
English, Spanish
Accreditation

Virginia Bar Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice

Associations
A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau
Social Links
Categories
Attorneys, Accident & Property Damage Attorneys, Automobile Accident Attorneys, Personal Injury Law Attorneys, Transportation Law Attorneys
Other Information

Parking: On Site, Free, Private

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Specialties: Personal Injury, Personal Injuries, Injury Claims, Malpractice, Property Damage, Nursing Homes, Nursing Errors

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kimairlineperson
Edited: 02/10/2017
Overall
Fantastic Attorneys

I am a flight attendant for a major airline and chose Shapiro,Cooper,Lewis & Appleton as my counsel.
Mr. Richard N. Shapiro was able to understand the complex situation of my avaiation case and put together an agressive litigation strategy. We were able to file a compelling complaint and force opposing counsel, who represented [a large] manufacture of aircrafts, and was represented by one of the largest law firms in New York, to make a substantial settlement offer shortly thereafter. I am truly impressed by Mr. Shapiro and his result oriented approach. I have high regard for Mr. Shapiro's expertise and have recommended him to other associates of the ariline industry and friends.

mikep23455
Edited: 01/10/2017
Overall

I found Rick Shapiro’s website and e-mailed him with a brief description of my situation. He responded within 24 hours, agreed to take my case, and gave me clear directions on how to proceed. Any inquiries I made received prompt and complete responses. The result was a significant settlement. My health provider in California made a claim against part of the settlement to offset its expenses, and Mr. Shapiro negotiated with them to significantly reduce the amount they were seeking. The proceeds of the settlement were electronically transferred to my bank account.
The accident and aftermath were a nightmare, but I couldn't be more pleased than I have been with Mr. Shapiro’s services.

Stive A.

06/23/2015

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I was hurt in a car accident and needed representation to help me with the insurance company (they were dragging their feet and not making a respectable offer). I contacted this firm and they got on the case. They were professional, courteous, and got the settlement I was expecting. They are fantastic lawyers.

Keira D.

06/23/2015

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I highly recommend this personal injury law firm to anyone who needs an attorney after an accident.

Quin T.

11/27/2013

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I am so grateful to Mr. Shapiro and his staff for all they did for my husband and me.



Mr. Shapiro represented my late husband Harold in a personal injury lawsuit against [railroad corporation]. My husband died from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This cancer was caused by occupational exposures. Mr. Shapiro was so kind and compassionate to my husband and me during his illness. He and his staff helped us so much with all the records and paperwork needed for his case. My husband passed away before his case was resolved. Mr. Shapiro continued to help me with everything that had to be done. I was so thankful for the money from the settlement. Nothing could replace my husband, but I know his voice was heard, and perhaps measures will be taken in the future to protect the workers. I am so grateful to Mr. Shapiro and his staff for all they did for my husband and me.

Greg Y.

11/26/2013

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My life was turned upside down after I suffered an electric shock injury. I needed a Virginia personal injury lawyer and did a Google search to find a law firm that actually handled this type of case. Fortunately, I found Rick Shapiro and the law firm of Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro.



Mr. Shapiro and his staff were very thorough and they stayed on it until the end. Mr. Shapiro was very fast in getting the right statements from the right people like the electrical engineer, the electrical company, the electrician. He knew what was needed to get the job done.



Mr. Shapiro was very understanding, very compassionate. He would give me a call and let me know what was going on, if anything changed, if he needed anything from me and just how I was doing with everything that was going on. So he was very passionate about me and my situation.



I appreciate everything that they did because it was no hassle. They made me feel comfortable and I didn’t have to stress about anything. That was great since so this allowed me to get on with my life and start living my life again.



If anyone suffers a similar injury, they should definitely contact Mr. Shapiro and his law firm. They are outstanding, they’re good people, they care about you and they’re there to help.

Sophia P.

11/14/2013

Overall

Mark was personable and friendly. He was very pleasant to work with.



I was hurt in an accident in Portsmouth, Virginia. My life was turned upside down and I didn't know what to do. I knew an attorney who recommended I contact the Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro law firm. He told me that they were a great firm for personal injury cases since those were the only types of cases they handled. I called the firm and spoke with Mark Favaloro. I am so glad I got him on the phone. Mark was personable and friendly. He was very pleasant to work with. I would definitely recommend this firm to friends and family.

vabiker121

11/10/2013

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I was represented by Kevin Duffan and he did a great job on my case. He was very efficient and listened to my concerns. I was pleasantly surprised that every time I called, I either got Kevin on the phone or he called me right back. Kevin and his staff were persistent and I feel like he really fought for me. Kevin made sure I got the type of settlement I should receive, based on my injury. I was very satisfied with the outcome of the case.

madelinet004

11/09/2013

Overall

I was hurt badly in a car accident in Washington, D.C. I did some Google searches looking for injury law firms and stumbled upon the Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro law firm. I called and spoke directly with Rick Shapiro. Once I contacted Mr. Shapiro, his team took care of everything for me. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case and would definitely recommend this firm to my friends and family if they ever have the misfortune of getting hurt in an accident.

Cassandra T.

06/11/2013

Overall

I was a starting pitcher for the Grassfield High School baseball team and was on the way to a baseball game when a school bus driver ran a yield sign and crashed into me, the injury really affected me throughout the year. I would definitely recommend Mr. Shapiro to anyone who needs a personal injury lawyer. He does a great job getting you the amount of money that you deserve for your settlement and he definitely works for your 100 percent and he's always in your corner.

mikep23455

02/13/2013

Overall

I was hit by a car as I was walking across a street at an intersection in Norfolk. The accident happened as I was preparing to relocate to California. I consulted an attorney in Virginia who advised me that I could recover nothing due to the contributory negligence provisions of Virginia law.



I moved to California as planned several weeks after the accident. Seeking medical attention here, it became clear that my condition was far more serious than originally thought, and that I required surgery for my heel, which was fractured in several places. The expenses were going to be substantial, not only for actual medical costs, but for indirect expenses and lost work during my recovery.



I found Mr. Shapiro’s website and e-mailed him with a brief description of my situation. He responded within 24 hours, agreed to take my case, and gave me clear directions on how to proceed. I was concerned that my being in California and his being in Virginia would present a difficulty. It was not. As I recall, my only effort was the mailing of two envelopes of documents to him. He and his staff did absolutely everything else, always in a professional manner. Any inquiries I made received prompt and complete responses.



The result was a significant settlement. My health provider in California made a claim against part of the settlement to offset its expenses, and Mr. Shapiro negotiated with them to significantly reduce the amount they were seeking. The proceeds of the settlement were electronically transferred to my bank account.

The accident and aftermath were a nightmare, but I couldn't be more pleased than I have been with Mr. Shapiro’s services.

adam6949

02/13/2013

Overall

I found this firm by doing a simple Google search. I sent my info to several different law firms but Rick Shapiro contacted me right away and spent over two hours talking to me. After our phone call, I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I knew I had to look no further.



The best thing I can say about this law firm is they care. I feel talking to Rick was liking talking to someone I knew for years. Everyone there is very personable and caring. I’m very satisfied with my settlement and couldn't think of anyone better to help me get there.

adam6949

02/13/2013

Overall

I found this personal injury law firm through the Internet. It was on a Friday afternoon when I sent my information to several different law firms but Rick Shapiro called that Friday night and spent over two hours talking to me. After our phone call, I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I knew I had to look no further.



The best thing I can say about this law firm is they care. I feel talking to Rick was liking talking to someone I knew for years. Everyone there is very personable and caring. I’m very satisfied with my settlement and couldn't think of anyone better to help me get there.

GSmithsn

03/23/2011

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Compassionate and Understanding

Mr. John Cooper, you are awesome! Words can’t express my gratitude for all your compassion and understanding, even when I was at my lowest point. Never did I feel like just another personal injury client. Thank you!

AGberg

03/21/2011

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Alway Had Our Backs

Attorney John Cooper helped me and my son when we were hit by a drunk driver. I chose John because he specializes in handling personal injury cases and knew he would have our backs during the case.

I really appreciated how John treated us like family and made sure any permanent lower back injury I might have was found, treated and handled properly before we settled with the insurance company. I was very satisfied with the results we got and would definitely return to John if I was in another accident.

Cory S

02/07/2011

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Hard Working Medical Malpractice Lawyer

My husband and I are grateful to Jim Lewis and his firm for their hard work on our malpractice case.

Our son got hurt during childbirth and suffered permanent nerve damage. The insurance company refused to pay anything, though, until a jury ordered them to.

It took more than two years, but Jim did a wonderful job of keeping us updated and always returned our calls promptly the entire time. When the case did go to trial, Jim also made me feel comfortable and at ease in the courtroom.

Last but not least, Jim got a fantastic result for my family and has secured the financial future of our son.

BJohns

12/30/2010

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Great Wrongful Death Lawyers

When my stepson's father got killed in a crash with a semi on Interstate 81, John Cooper took the case and got a more than fair settlement in mediations with the trucking company insurance lawyers. More than the money, though, was how John treated us.

He really took the time to listen to me, and by the end of the case, I felt like he was my friend as well as my trusted attorney. John even continued to call after the case was settled to see if he could do anything else to help us.

CTilden

12/30/2010

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Professional, Personable and Prompt

Every time I called attorney Emily Mapp Brannon, she took my call right away or got back to me promptly. She was always very professional and personable, as were her staff. Because of their knowledge, courtesy and helpfulness, my case was handled very well. I would definitely use this firm again and highly recommend Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis and Appleton to others.

Overall
Great Experience

No one enjoys going to court and being faced with the unknown. Recently, I found myself needing a lawyer. I am so glad that I chose Richard Shapiro to represent me in my case. He took the time to listen to my concerns and addressed each one. With his vast knowledge of the law and experince he took the time to explain each aspect my case throughout the process. He researched the law and was well versed on the particulars as they pertained to my case When we went to court , twice, he argued my case impressively. We won!! I am relieved and glad that I asked Richard Shapiro to represent me. I would recommend him to anyone. If you are looking for somone who can get the job done, he can!

debbie4969

03/26/2010

Overall
This Law Firm Was So Helpful

I had a fall case in a restaurant in Virginia, which I live in North Carolina. I had an attorney here working on the case for more than a year, that attorney then told me that I did not have a case that the statute of limitations in Virginia had run out.



Mr. Shapiro proved them wrong. I contacted his office via the internet, got an immediate response. He is an extremely nice man that made me feel like he cared, which he truly did indeed.



I spoke with him on the phone and in no time he had the case rolling. He in fact advised me that the statutes had not run out and that since the accident did happen in Virginia and I am a resident of North Carolina, that the statutes in this state were still good. All I can say is WOW what a wonderful group of people he has there.



In no time at all Mr. Shapiro had my case settled, my funds were in my bank, and all was resolved. After being told by my attorney in North Carolina, that basically I did not have a case. Again all I can say is what a wonderful team Mr. Shapiro has, and how fast they worked to get my case settled. Everyone at his office made me feel not only special but like I was a member of their family. I can not say enough how extra nice and intelligent this group is. They are professional, expedient and a very caring group.



If you need an attorney, please contact Mr. Shapiro, he is the best. I have told everyone I know about his firm, and will continue to spread the word. Mr. Shapiro, thank you with all my heart.



Take care,



Debbie