William D. Shapiro
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William D. Shapiro

William D. Shapiro

Law Offices of William D. Shapiro

  • 893 East Brier Dr. San Bernardino, CA 92408
  • (909) 890‐1000
  • bill@wshapiro.com
  • www.wshapiro.com

“Of Counsel,” Robinson Calcagnie Inc. Orange County, CA.

Western State University College of Law
Fullerton, California Juris Doctor, 1978 Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Charter Member
California State University
Fullerton, California State Teaching Credential, K‐12, 1975
California State University
Fullerton, California Bachelor of Science, Physical Education, 1974
Chaffey College
Alta Loma, California; Associate of Arts, General Education 1972
State Bar of California, 1979
District Court Central District of California, 1979
Bankruptcy Court Central District of California, 1979
Tax Court, 1982
9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1986
Supreme Court, 1986
6th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2013
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
– Board of Directors; International Relations and Site Committees
International Society of Barristers, Fellow
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Diplomat
– National Secretary, (2016- 2017)
– Past President San Bernardino/Riverside Chapter; National Representative, 2010‐Current;
– National Committees: Civility, Professionalism and Ethics, Awards (Chair),
– Trial College, Chapter Relations; ABOTA Foundation, Legacy Fellow; Trustee,
– 2009‐2013; Co‐chair 2010 Leadership Conference, New Orleans, LA
National Board of Trial Advocacy,
– Board Certified, Civil Trial Advocacy
State Bar of California,
– Certified Legal Specialty: Civil Trial Advocacy
American Bar Association,
– Faculty: ABA TIPs Trial Academy, Reno, NV.
– Committees: Trial, Torts and Insurance Section
Consumer Attorneys of California,
– State Board of Governors (2009‐Current)
Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire
– Past President (1982‐1984) Executive Board (2009‐2017)
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
American Association for Justice
San Bernardino County Bar Association
– Past President (2008), Fee Dispute Arbitrator, Medical Legal Committee
American Inns of Court, Joseph B. Campbell Chapter
– Past President, 1996 “Master”
Riverside County Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
Western Trial Lawyers Association
Million and Multi‐Million Dollar Verdict Forum
United States Supreme Court Historical Society
“Americas “Top 100” Attorneys”
National Lawyers of America
“Best Lawyers in America,”
U.S. News & World Report
“Top One Percent in the Nation”
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
“SuperLawyer.”
Los Angeles Times Magazine
“Best Lawyers in Orange County,”
Orange County Register, Metro
“Best Lawyers in Inland Empire,”
Inland Empire Magazine
“One of Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers”
ALM Publications
“Top 100 Trial Lawyers,”
America’s Top 100
“Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers,”
American Law Magazine, published in LA Times
“Top 500” in the Nation,”
RCRSD, Lawdragon
“Best Firms in America,”
Tier 1; U.S. News & World Report
“Top 20 Leaders,”
RCRSD, Newsweek Magazine
“Top Ranked Law Firm”
RCRSD Martindale‐Hubbell, Fortune Magazine
“Most Elite Trial Lawyers in America,”
RCRSD, National Law Journal
“Top 50 list for Orange County”
Los Angeles Times
A‐V, Preeminent, “One of the Pre‐eminent lawyers in America,” Martindale‐Hubbell

Recognition for expertise in Bad Faith, Personal Injury & Product Liability Trials, Consumer Attorneys of California (formerly CTLA)

California Judicial College.
“Lawyer of the Year” 2017, Inland Empire, “Best Lawyers in America,” U.S. News & World Report
“Top Gun, Trial Lawyer of the Year”
2016, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
“Trial Lawyer of the Year”
2016, Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
“Trial Lawyer of the Year,”
2015, CAL ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates)
“Trial Lawyer of the Year,”
2014, Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire
“Trial Lawyer of the Year 2013 & 2014 nomination, CAL ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates)
“John B. Surr Award,”
2013, presented by the San Bernardino County Bar Association:
“Awarded to the Member of the Legal Community who has Best Exemplified the High Standards of the Profession and the Administration of Justice.”
“Top Gun, Trial Lawyer of the Year,”
2013, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
“Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2013, 2014 nomination, CAL ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates)
“Trial Lawyer of the Year,”
2013 nomination, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
“Access to Justice Award,”
2012 presented by San Bernardino Legal Aid Society
“For exceptional service in providing access to the courts for those in need.”
“Hall of Fame,”
Western State University College of Law. Inducted 2011
“Trial Lawyer of the Year,”
nomination 2011 & 2012, Consumer Attorneys of CA, IE
“President’s Award,”
(2011 & 2012) Consumer Attorneys of CA, IE
“President’s Award,”
(2011) American Board of Trial Advocates, IE
“Consumer Attorney of the Year”
2010 nomination, Consumer Attorneys of California
“Matthew Kearney Award,”
(1999) presented by SBCBA & Legal Aid Society, Awarded to the Member of the Community who has best Exemplified the High Purposes of the Legal Aid Society
“Kleps Award”
(1996 & 2002) presented by Presiding Justice Manual Ramirez of the 4th DCA, For improvement in the administration of the courts.
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA):
– National Secretary 2016 – 2017;
– National Board of Directors, 2009 ‐ 2017;
– National Awards Committee Chair, 2014‐Current;
– San Bernardino/Riverside Chapter, President, 2008;
– Executive Board 2004 – Current;
– ABOTA Foundation, Trustee, 2011 – 2014
John Lewis King Scholarship
Board of Directors, 2012‐Current
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Board of Directors, 2011‐Current
Consumer Attorneys of California
Board of Governors, 2009‐Current
Joseph B. Campbell, INN of Court, “Master,” President, 1996
Consumer Attorneys of California, Inland Chapter
President, 1984‐1986; Executive Board, 2009‐Current
Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino
Executive Board of Directors, 1980 ‐Present
Western State University
College of Law, Deans Counsel, 2012‐Current
University of Laverne Law School
Board of Visitors; 2014- 2017
Western State University, College of Law
President, Student Bar Association, 1977‐78.
Mediator, 4th District Court of Appeal, Riverside, California (1988‐Current)
Judge Pro Tem, San Bernardino & Riverside County Superior Courts (1987‐Current)
II. Arbitrator/Mediator Appointments;
• San Bernardino and Riverside Superior Court Mediator (1990-Current)
– Panel member of, “Judicate‐West” (1990 ‐Current)
– Panel member of the, “American Arbitration Association” (1983‐1990);
• Private Appointment as Arbitrator/Mediator (1983-current)
Professor, Adjunct Faculty, Western State University, College of Law, “Civil Trial Practice” (2013‐Current)
Torts, Product Liability, Ethics & Professionalism, (1981‐1985)
Faculty, ABA TIPs Trial Academy, Reno, Nevada, (2016 – Current)
Faculty, ABOTA Trial College, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MS (2012‐2016)
“Civility Now,” ABOTA presentations on Civility, (2008‐Current)
“Masters Panel” Consumer Attorneys of CA, Conferences, (2004‐Current)
“Masters in Trial,” American Board of Trial Advocates. (2002‐Current)
“Trial of the Masters, a Trial Demonstration,” La Verne School of Law, (2011)
Evidence, Trial Practice; Lecturer, Laverne School of Law, (2011‐Present)
Evidence, Trial Practice; Lecturer, California Southern School of Law (2002‐2003)
Civil Trial Conference; Riverside County Bar Association, UCLA, Lake Arrowhead, CA (1985‐1992)
Dangers of 3 wheel ATC design, Testimony: Consumer Product Safety Commission (1985)
Seminars and Programs, SBCBA, RCBA, INN of Court
Various Trial Lawyer Assoc., Ins. Co & other seminars and programs.
Lobo vs Tamco (2014) 230 Cal App 438
Lobo v Tamco (2010) 182 Cal.App.4th 297
Thompson v Mercury Casualty Co, (2000) 84 Cal App 4th 90
Jimenez v Protective Life (1992) 8 Cal App 4th 528
Horvatin v Allstate 848 F2nd 1012 (9th Cir 1988)
Horvatin v Allstate 631 F Supp. 1271 (C.D. Cal 1986)
November, 2017
“Controlling Costs in Litigation”
Consumer Attorneys of California, Convention
San Francisco, CA
September, 2017
“Compelling Opening Statements”
Consumer Attorneys of California
Riverside, CA
September, 2017
“Closing Arguments, getting in the last word”
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
Las Vegas, NV.
June, 2017
Cross Examination, “Set up and Deliver.”
Consumer Attorneys of California
Lake Tahoe, NV
May, 2017
Award Presentation,
Western State College of Law
Anaheim, CA
April, 2017
Mock Justice, Moot Court
Western State College of Law
Irvine, CA
April, 2017
“Voir Dire” Trial Academy
Riverside County Bar Association
Riverside, CA
March, 2017
The Trial Lawyer, “From Executive Director to Lead Grip”
Keynote Speaker, Consumer Attorneys of California
Palm Springs, CA
February, 2017
“Putting the How in Howell”
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Los Angeles, CA
October, 2016
Trial Lawyer of the Year presentation
Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
Newport Beach, CA
September, 2016
“Using the Courtroom to your Benefit”
Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
Tustin, CA
July, 2016
ABOTA Trial College, Faculty (2012-Current);
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MS
May, 2016
“Why there must be Humanity in the Practice of Law”
Consumer Attorneys of California, Inland Empire
Palm Desert, CA
April, 2016
“Direct Examination”
Masters in Trial presentation, ABOTA Minnesota Chapter
Minneapolis, Minnesota.
April, 2016
“The Rights of Victims of Terrorism”
San Bernardino County Bar Association
San Bernardino, CA
April, 2016
TIPS/ABA/ABOTA Trial Academy, Faculty
National Judicial College
Reno, NV
February, 2016
“Discovery”
Trial Academy
Riverside County Bar Association
Download More Presentations
May, 2017
– “Balancing Defense Medical Examinations”
– “The Gavel”
– Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
1974 – Present SCUBA INSTRUCTOR,
Professional Association of Scuba Diving Instructors (PADI.) Open Water Instructor, No: OWSI 7245
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