William D. Shapiro

William D. Shapiro

William Shapiro is the principal of the Law Offices of William D. Shapiro with offices in San Bernardino, CA, handling catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from negligence, product defects as well as dangerous conditions of personal and public property. Mr. Shapiro is a Fellow in: the American College of Trial Lawyers; the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; the International Society of Barristers and is a Diplomat in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Mr. Shapiro is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and recognized by the State Bar of CA as a Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy. U.S. News & World Report listed him in "Best Lawyer in America" naming Shapiro "2017 Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury IE," including his firm in "Best Firms in America."  

For over 10 years, Mr. Shapiro has been named a SuperLawyer by the LA Times; he is included in "Best Lawyers in Orange County," by the Orange County Register Metro and was named "Best Lawyers in Inland Empire" by the Inland Empire Magazine. Mr. Shapiro was honored: 2016 "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the Orange County TLA; 2016 "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the WSBC Bar Association; 2015 "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by Cal-ABOTA; 2014 "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by Consumer Attorneys of CA IE; 2013 "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by OCTLA and was nominated "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by Consumer Attorneys of LA in 2013 and 2016 and "Consumer Lawyer of the Year" by Consumer Attorneys of CA in 2016 and 2010. The National Trial Lawyers included Mr. Shapiro in the "Top 100 Lawyers and he is listed in," the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and is included in the "Top One Percent in the Nation." Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Shapiro is currently the National President of ABOTA, Past President of: ABOTA SB/Riv Chapter; the San Bernardino County Bar Association; the Consumer Attorneys of CA, Inland Empire and the Joseph B. Campbell INN of Court. Mr. Shapiro is an Adjunct Professor at Western State College of Law, teaching Trial Practice as well as being on the faculty of the ABOTA Trial College at Harvard Law School and the ABA Trial Academy.

Practice Areas
  • Motor vehicle accidents;
  • Workplace and construction site accidents;
  • Nursing home deaths;
  • Dangerous medication and defective medical products;
  • Defective and dangerous consumer, industrial and children's products;
  • Defective automobile components or seat belt/air bag failure.
Notable Court Victories
Amount Case Case Type Victory Type
$26,592,567.70 John Richard Zulewski et. al. v. Harco National Insurance Company et. al. Wrongful Death Verdict
Membership in Court Victories Clubs

Multimillion-Dollar Verdicts & Settlements Club - member since 2016.

Contact Info

The Law Offices of William D. Shapiro
893 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: (909) 890-1000
URL: www.wshapiro.com