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Robert Shapiro | Biography

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  • Full Name Robert Shapiro
  • Occupation Lawyer, Author, Entrepreneur
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace New Jersey, USA
  • Birth Date Sep 02, 1942
  • Age 79 Years, 2 Months

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American Defense Lawyer

Robert Shapiro | Biography

Robert Shapiro acquired his lawyer license from the State Bar of California

In his five-decade-long career, Robert Shapiro has represented several high-profile individuals from sports, acting, and TV background. His notable clients include Darryl Strawberry, Vince Coleman, Christian Brando, Johnny Carson, and many others. Shapiro peaked in his popularity when he represented the former American Footballer, O.J. Simpson, for murder charges.


Robert Shapiro is an American defense lawyer and co-founder of the client-attorney matchmaking site, RightCounsel.com.

Who is Robert Shapiro?

Robert Shapiro is a lawyer, author, and entrepreneur. 

He was born on 2 September 1942 in Plainfield, New Jersey. Growing up, he studied at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles and later attended the University of California for college education. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Finance in 1965. Robert then joined Loyola Law School and got Juris Doctor Degree in 1968. Moreover, he acquired his lawyer license from the State Bar of California.

In his five-decade-long career, Robert Shapiro has represented several high-profile individuals from sports, acting, and TV background. His notable clients include Darryl Strawberry, Vince Coleman, Christian Brando, Johnny Carson, and many others. Shapiro peaked in his popularity when he represented the former American Footballer, O.J. Simpson, for murder charges. Shapiro was part of the so-called Dream Team that consisted of America's most prominent lawyers like Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., Robert Kardashian, and F. Lee Bailey. The team successfully defended O.J. Simpson against the charges of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson.

Apart from being a successful lawyer, Robert Shapiro is the owner of the online fashion company Shoedazzle and legal services company LegalZoom.

Wife and Children

Robert Shapiro married Linell Shapiro on 8 March 1970. From their marriage, the couple gave birth to two sons, Brent Shapiro, in 1980 and Grant Shapiro, in 1984. 

Unfortunately, they lost their elder son Brent in 2005 due to a drug overdose. Following the death of his son, Robert founded a charitable organization by the name Brent Shapiro Foundation. The organization works to raise social awareness against the use of drugs and alcohol.

Is Ben Shapiro related to Robert Shapiro?

Ben Shapiro is an American conservative political commentator. As their last name is similar, there is speculation whether both are related.

Quotes

The celebrity lawyer has also earned high praise and popularity for his quotes and one-liners. One of his most famous quotes is the one he used after successfully defending O.J. Simpson. He said, " Not only did we play the race card, we dealt it from the bottom of the deck."

Net Worth

Robert has a net worth equivalent to $100 million. All credit for his wealth possession goes to his 50-year-long legal career as a defense lawyer and civil litigator. Moreover, his businesses also contribute to his massive worth.

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