Hajek, Shapiro, Cooper & Lewis P.C.
Our law firm is dedicated to representing those injured on railroads, as well as those hurt due to the carelessness and fault of others. In 2005, our law was the first plaintiff's injury firm in the State of Virginia selected for membership in a prestigious international group of affiliated law firms, called Primerus. This nationwide Primerus network of small, independent Plaintiff's law firms is comprised of only highly skilled and experienced attorneys, practicing in dozens of legal specialties, and as of 2005 only included 25 plaintiff's injury law firms in the U.S.A. Every Primerus law firm has passed a demanding screening process prior to approval.
About the Attorneys:-
FRANCIS HAJEK attended Yale University where he received a Bachelor's degree and then went to law school at the University of Richmond, where he served on the law review and the Moot Court Board. His law practice is devoted exclusively to personal injury cases, and he has many years of experience in representing injured persons. He has been admitted to practice law in several states including Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky and Washington, D.C. Francis has handled injury litigation all over the eastern United States with "million dollar" results, and has served as an invited lecturer before national and statewide lawyer organizations.
RICHARD SHAPIRO received his college degree from the University of Maryland, served as staff assistant to U.S. Congressman Whitehurst (1979-1981) and graduated from George Mason Law School With Distinction in 1984. He served as a law clerk to Federal District Court Judge Robert C. Doumar in Norfolk, and now exclusively handles injury law. Rick has litigated injury cases in state and federal courts throughout the Eastern U.S.A. He co-authored "Railroad Health & Safety; a Litigator's Guide" which appears in a leading law encyclopedia, "American Jurisprudence Trials." Also, he has been an invited lecturer at national lawyer seminars of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), as well as for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), and Georgia Trial Lawyers, and was elected Chairman of the Railroad Section of the ATLA (2005-2006). He is admitted to practice law in Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court, and passed demanding testing and screening to become Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
JOHN COOPER returned to Norfolk in 1988 for a one year clerkship with U.S. District Court Judge Rebecca B. Smith after law school at the University of Virginia. John's law practice is devoted exclusively to personal injury litigation in the eastern United States. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. John is licensed in Virginia, North Carolina and W. Virginia and has handled litigation in many other state and federal courts with affiliated counsel. He has achieved the highest lawyer rating ("A V") from the national Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating service.
JAMES C. LEWIS attended the University of Virginia where he received his bachelor's degree, with distinction, and went on to receive his law degree from the College of William and Mary. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia and North Carolina and regularly tries cases in state and federal courts. Jim has been made a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, concentrates his practice on representing seriously injured clients and their families. A member of the National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers ( www.napil.com ) he has also achieved the highest lawyer rating ("A V") from the national Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating service.
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