Retired Judge Shapiro recently helped obtain a verdict of $2 million for a badly broken ankle sustained when his client slipped and fell on black ice on a River North sidewalk outside Pepper Construction Company. He and his co-counsel asked the jury to award their client $1.2 million, but the jury asked the judge whether they could award more. They awarded $800,000 more, for a total verdict of $2 million. The trial judge recently denied the defendant’s post-trial motion to reduce the size of the verdict or to take away entirely.
Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney
James A. Shapiro, a respected former judge located in Chicago, IL, represents state and federal criminal clients in felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile cases. By combining passion, knowledge, and a personal commitment to every case, Shapiro achieves impressive results with the utmost integrity.
James Shapiro recently testified as an expert witness on expert testimony in a disciplinary case by the American Academy of Forensic Scientists against one of its odontology (bite mark identification) experts accused of making material misrepresentations from case to case.