Virginia Beach & Norfolk, VA Based Personal Injury Law Firm Receives Top Tier 1 Ranking By U.S. News as “Best Law Firm”

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Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis, & Appleton, a Virginia personal injury law firm with VA and NC offices, received a Tier 1 Ranking by U.S. News & World Report of “Best Law Firms” and “Best Lawyers.”

The Virginia injury law firm received the Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” honor in Norfolk and Virginia Beach for plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, railroad worker injury/FELA law, and plaintiff’s medical malpractice injury litigation.

When a victim suffers a personal injury in an accident in Virginia or elsewhere, and if they are forced to pursue legal action, they will probably scour the internet to find the best personal injury law firm in Virginia to handle their case. But how do you determine who the best injury or medical malpractice lawyers are in Virginia, among all the various lawyer advertisements? Well, the rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers are good, objective indicators of the top, best Virginia personal injury law firms based on evaluations and feedback from thousands of leading lawyers. That is why the Virginia personal injury law firm of Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis, & Appleton is proud to announce that it received a Tier 1 Ranking under “Best Law Firm(s)” by U.S. News & World Report.

The Virginia injury law firm received the Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” honor in Norfolk and Virginia Beach for plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, railroad worker injury/FELA law, and plaintiff’s medical malpractice injury litigation.

Richard N. (Rick) Shapiro and James C. (Jim) Lewis were named to the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession for selecting who are the best lawyers in American for injury, medical malpractice, railroad injury/FELA and other law areas. Both Shapiro and Lewis have been listed for a number of prior years as Best Lawyers in the publication.

The 2011 Best Law Firm rankings incorporated over 3.9 million evaluations of over 41,200 leading lawyers across the country. These rankings are available online at usnews.com/bestlawfirms.

Being listed among the Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World report is a prestigious honor since the rankings are based on a transparent methodology. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed, so it is an honest, objective ranking of the top lawyers in Virginia, and across the country, and in the case of our personal injury law firm allows potential clients to base a decision on objective criteria and track record.

In October 2000, the firm was co-counsel on, what was then, the largest verdict ever returned by a jury in Virginia in an individual’s personal injury case. The case was French v. Norfolk Southern and the verdict was returned October 12, 2000 by Manassas Circuit Court jury. (Virginian-Pilot, 10-14-2000; Daily Press, 10-13-2000). The jury verdict was 46 Million Dollars, but with pre-verdict interest, the total was 60 Million Dollars.

The Virginia personal injury law firm has a long track record of multiple million dollar verdicts and settlements that are cataloged in the firm's Case Results section of its web site.

The firm also sponsors the pro bono Tidewater Teacher of the Year Contest, which recognizes and awards the top elementary, middle and high school teachers in the Tidewater/South Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

About the firm:
Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis, & Appleton maintains offices in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Hampton, VA, as well as an office in Elizabeth City, NC. The firm represents victims of personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice, throughout Virginia. This includes clients located in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, Richmond, Fairfax and so forth. Our personal injury firm has over 100 years of combined legal experience and the firm exclusively practices injury law. The lawyers handle car accident, truck accident, traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice, boat accident, railroad worker injury/FELA, and wrongful death cases in Virginia, North Carolina, and throughout the Southeast.

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