Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2015 -- Highly experienced injury litigation and trial attorney Andrew L. Shapiro of Lewitt Hackman in Encino, California, is utilizing his decades of experience to expand his Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice throughout California.
"I have known Andy Shapiro for over 30 years. I had cases against him when I was practicing and have mediated and arbitrated cases with him in my more recent capacity as a Neutral Hearing Officer for Judicate West. Based on my experience with him, Andy has the skills and more importantly, the temperament, to be extremely effective in this endeavor. His many years of experience will serve him well and I would enthusiastically endorse and support his entry into this field." – Darrell Forgey, Judicate West
Throughout his career, Mr. Shapiro has personally handled over 1,500 pro bono cases as a Court Settlement Officer, Arbitrator or Mediator for the Los Angeles and Ventura County Superior Courts.
Mr. Shapiro's extensive litigation experience together with his understanding of interpersonal relationships and his passion to achieve resolution has resulted in a success rate of approximately 80 percent of his mediation cases. In contrast, the U.S. Department of Justice (http://www.justice.gov/olp/alternative-dispute-resolution-department-justice) cites only a 69 percent success rate for voluntary ADR proceedings, and 49 percent for court-ordered proceedings in 2014.
"Andy is an excellent lawyer with a firm understanding of not just the law, but the personal injury business. More importantly he is a wonderful person, who has the right temperament to be a fantastic mediator. Trial lawyers on both sides of the fence will benefit from Andy's mediation skills. It will only be a short time until the personal injury community will recognize his talents and he will join the ranks of elite mediators." – Matthew B. F. Biren, Biren Law Group
A graduate of Loyola University School of Law, Mr. Shapiro also completed the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Mediation Training Course through Pepperdine University. He is an active member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), and the Consumer Attorneys Association of California (CAOC).
Mr. Shapiro's ADR experience includes:
- Wrongful Death cases
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Premises Liability
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Products Liability
- Dangerous Conditions of Public Property
- Bicycle and Vehicular Accidents
- Serious Dog Attacks
- Medical Malpractice
Chris Podbielski, Lewitt Hackman, http://www.lewitthackman.com/, +1 8189073271, [email protected]