Robert Shapiro (lawyer) - Career

Career

Shapiro has represented famous athletes, most notably O.J. Simpson, as well as Darryl Strawberry, José Canseco, and Vince Coleman, as well as other celebrities such as Johnny Carson, Christian Brando, Linda Lovelace, and the Kardashians. In 1998, Shapiro sued Strawberry over unpaid legal fees, which were eventually settled out of court.

Shapiro has been sued unsuccessfully by record producer Phil Spector for refusing to return a US$1 million retainer for legal services. Spector decided to drop all claims against Mr. Shapiro.

On 30 April 2007, Shapiro was the subject of an unpublished appellate opinion involving allegations that he forwarded a request from his client to the clients CEO to remove US$6 million in cash from the apartment of the client, prior to a judge's order freezing the client's assets. The Court of Appeal held that Shapiro's law firm, Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs and Shapiro, could be held liable for his alleged misconduct, even though Shapiro holds no equity interest in the firm and is not a true partner. Shapiro was exonorated from any wrongdoing.

In civil matters, Shapiro represents Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts, actress Eva Longoria, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, RockStar,and Diamond Resorts International.

Shapiro frequently writes on the law and is the author of three books, The Search for Justice, Misconception and also created SOMO a character in a children's book "Somo Says NO" with an anti-drug theme. The book is made available to schools free of charge.

In 2013, the National Law Journal named him to the list of The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.

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