Robert Shapiro

Robert Shapiro

Founder

Robert ShapiroInternationally renowned attorney Robert Shapiro is the founder of RightCounsel. He is most famous for assembling the legal "dream team" that defended OJ Simpson in his criminal trial. After the trial, he steered his practice away from criminal defense and towards civil litigation, where he has represented a number of high-profile clients including Steve Wynn and Diamond Resorts International. Mr. Shapiro is a founder of LegalZoom.com. He has authored two books, "The Search for Justice" and "Misconceptions."" 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. 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. Accolades

  • Lawyer of the Century" – Law Crossings
  • Selected as one of "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America," National Law Journal
  • Named one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers," The National Trial Lawyers
  • "Top California Litigator," Benchmark Litigation, multiple years
  • Selected by Best Attorneys of America , Lifetime Charter Member
  • Ranked as one of the "Nation's Top 100 Attorneys," National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Founding Member
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, multiple years