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Justin B. Shapiro

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Phone: (305) 854-4900
Fax: (305) 854-8266
Toll Free: (800) 836-6400

Justin B. Shapiro is a partner in the firm and focuses his practice on complex civil litigation involving severe personal injury and wrongful death.

Mr. Shapiro has actively litigated hundreds of cases for the firm’s statewide practice.  He has obtained substantial recoveries for his clients in cases involving automobile negligence, premise liability, negligent security, cruise ship accidents, and sexual assault.  He recently obtained a $36,000,000 jury verdict in a wrongful death automobile collision case, which was reported by TopVerdict.com as the largest pedestrian accident verdict in all of Florida in 2017.  Many of his verdicts and settlements for severely injured clients have been recognized by leading national law journals and organizations.

Mr. Shapiro earned his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated in the top 7% of his class. He received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology, cum laude, from the University of Central Florida.

  • Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law
    • Order of the Coif
    • Dean's List (five semesters)
    • Editor, Inter-American Law Review
    • Dean's Certificate of Achievement - Torts
  • Bachelor of Arts in psychology, cum laude, University of Central Florida
    • President’s 4.0 Honor Roll (four semesters)
    • Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
Admitted To Practice
  • Florida Bar
  • Daily Business Review's "Verdicts Hall of Fame"
  • ALM (American Lawyer Media) "Top Verdicts of 2017"
  • National Law Journal's "Top Verdicts and Settlements of 2017"
  • ALM (American Lawyer Media) 2018 Top Ranked Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent (Highest) Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to Super Lawyers' Rising Stars 2017, 2018
  • Selected to The National Trial Lawyers' "Top 40 Lawyers under 40" publication
  • What Are They Smoking?! Mexico's Decriminalization of Small-Scale Drug Possession in the Wake of a Law Enforcement Failure, 42 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 115 (2010)
Past Employment
  • Intern, Miami-Dade Public Defender, Miami, Florida
    • Felony Intake Unit
  • Intern, Office of U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, Orlando, Florida
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I found, and still find, that Ira’s firm will evaluate the case fairly and provide the client with a reasonably expectation of the process involved and will avoid giving false hope where there is none. Also Ira’s firm consistently keeps in constant touch with the client as well as referring attorneys so each knows the progress of a case. Finally I can tell you that if I personally were injured, Ira Leesfield is the first person I would call. Michael Browning
I'm impressed and very satisfied with the handling of my injury case at this law firm. I was helped and walked through every step of the way. I'm happy to report a fantastic settlement achieved by this excellent law firm. Thank you Rosa
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Our family highly recommends the team at Leesfield and Scolaro. Every step of the way, Barbie Leon was there to make sure we were updated on the progress of the case as well as answer any questions we had. Barbie was in constant communication with our family. She is thoughtful and caring and worked hard to make sure we understood everything that was happening around us. Linda