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Donald A. Shapiro, Ltd.
Donald Shapiro

180 N. La Salle St. , Suite 2300
Chicago IL 60601
(312) 263-3443

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Donald A. Shapiro, Ltd. is a Chicago law firm that since 1978 has been successfully representing people who have been seriously injured. The cases we handle include motor vehicle collisions, medical malpractice, police misconduct, product liability, wrongful death, birth trauma, work accidents and brain or spinal cord injuries. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured, we will help you obtain the maximum financial compensation to which you are entitled.

Choosing the right lawyer to represent you is a critical decision. Your lawyer must coordinate all aspects of the case - investigation, research, hiring the best expert witnesses, etc. He must stand up for your rights and know how to overcome the various procedural obstacles that your case will encounter on its way to trial. Once in the courtroom, your lawyer's skill, his ability to communicate effectively with the jury, and his legal knowledge will all play decisive roles in persuading the jury to award you damages.

If you believe you have a meritorious case, please don't just hire the first attorney you hear about. Come in and personally meet with me, Don Shapiro, and I think you will see why I'm considered one of the top lawyers in the United States. Our initial evaluation and consultation is free, so you have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Moreover, all cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, meaning that we only charge you if we are successful.


We are also available for consultation on an appointment basis at the following locations:

  • Homewood
    900 Maple Road, Homewood, Illinois
  • Schaumburg
    Zurich Towers, 1450 E. American Lane, Suite 1440, Schaumburg, Illinois

  • Northwest Chicago (near O'Hare)
    8700 West Bryn Mawr

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Established in 1978, Donald A. Shapiro, Ltd. is a Chicago law firm that represents people in personal injury claims, medical malpractice cases, andwrongful death lawsuits. The cases we handle include auto accidents,medical negligence, police misconduct, product liability, birth trauma, work accidents, and brain injuries.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured, our experienced Chicago attorneys will help you obtain the maximum financial compensation to which you are entitled in your case.

Follow us on Facebook for more information about Don and his success as an attorney.

Choosing the right lawyer to represent you is a critical decision; your lawyer must coordinate all aspects of the case—investigation research, hiring the best expert witnesses, etc. He must stand up for your rights and know how to overcome the various procedural obstacles that your case will encounter on its way to trial. Once in the courtroom, your lawyer’s skill, his ability to communicate effectively with the jury and his legal knowledge will all play decisive roles in persuading the jury to award you damages.

If you believe you have a meritorious case, please don’t just hire the first attorney you hear about. Come in and personally meet me, Don Shapiro, and I think you will see why I’m considered one of the top lawyers in the United States. Our initial evaluation and consultation is free, so you have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Moreover, all cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, meaning that we only charge you if we are successful.

Contact Don by calling our Chicago law firm at 312-263-3443 to schedule a consultation.

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A Chicago native, I graduated from South Shore High School in 1967. I attended college at the University of Illinois, Urbana, where I was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa, became President of the James Scholar Society and graduated with high honors in liberal arts and highest distinction in economics. From there, I went to the University of Chicago Law School where I received my Juris Doctor degree in 1974. While in law school, I worked at Aaron, Aaron, Schimberg and Hess and upon graduation, they hired be as a full-time litigator—a trial lawyer.

After preparing and trying commercial litigation cases for four years, I decided that I’d prefer helping people instead of corporations, so I quit and started Donald A. Shapiro, Ltd. in 1978. I’ve never looked back.

One of my first jury trials as a personal injury lawyer was a legal malpractice case against a downstate lawyer who had mishandled a young widow’s case for her husband’s wrongful death. We obtained the highest verdict in Illinois history for a legal malpractice case as well as the largest verdict of any kind in Clay County, Illinois. Since then I have obtained numerous million dollar plus personal injury settlements and verdicts for our firm’s clients in cases of medical malpractice, product liability and wrongful death.

Two of my most publicized cases as a personal injury lawyer involved professional athletes. In 1990, I represented Randy Ready, a former Milwaukee Brewer, for a case of medical malpractice that had left his wife, Dorene, seriously brain damaged. A Milwaukee jury awarded the Readys $24.7 million dollars—the largest malpractice verdict in Wisconsin history.

In 1995, I represented Marty Barrett, the former second baseman for the Boston Red Sox, in a medical malpractice case against the team physician. A federal court in Massachusetts awarded a judgment for $2.3 million and the case became the subject of a ten page article in the November 6, 1995 issue of Sports Illustrated.

Another highly-publicized verdict was the $9.6 million dollar judgment awarded by a Cook County jury on October 17, 2003 in the Bobby Russ case. Bobby Russ was a 22-year-old Northwestern football player who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer after being pulled over for a routine traffic violation on June 5, 1999. The trial lasted six weeks and was heavily reported by the Chicago media.

In July 2006, I set another record—the highest medical malpractice verdict in the history of Kane County, Illinois. In fact, our verdict of $24,775,000.000 was more than four time the previous high verdict. Last year I was given an award for Trial Lawyer Excellence by The Illinois Verdict Reporter and The Law Bulletin because of our achievement. The case involved a 37-year-old woman who was left severely brain-damaged when a nurse improperly removed a central venous catheter. Further details regarding this and other verdicts can be found at the personal injury settlements and verdicts portion of this website.

While I enjoy the limelight of these high-profile cases, every case in our office is treated with the utmost care and diligence. Our personal injury attorneys understand that your case is extremely important to you and thus, unlike many law firm “factories”, I am personally involved in every case. We also pride ourselves in communicating with clients in order to let you know what is going on with your case.

To learn more about our record-breaking personal injury settlements and verdicts, call 888-660-3548 to speak with one of our experienced Chicago, IL personal injury attorneys.

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