Award-Winning Personal Injury Attorney & Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

M. David Shapiro

Managing Partner

David Shapiro is an award-winning personal injury attorney. Mr. Shapiro has an impeccable reputation, stellar reviews, and has been helping injury victims for over 30 years. In addition, Mr. Shapiro is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. With a perfect 10 out of 10 AVVO rating and recognition from Martindale Hubbell, it’s no wonder why so many injury victims have turned to Mr. Shapiro for legal assistance. To learn more about David please read his full bio below.


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Attorney David Shapiro graduated from The University of Flordia, College of Journalism, in 1981. He graduated from Florida State University College of Law with honors in 1985 and was admitted to The Florida State Bar the same year. While attending the Florida State University College of Law, Mr. Shapiro served on the Flordia State Law Review and published articles on The Safety Belt Law, as well as Liable and Defamation. Mr. Shapiro was also chosen to represent the Florida State College of Law in the National Moote Court and National Mock Trial Competitions.


Attorney David Shapiro is an AV-Preeminent rated Civil Trial Lawyer, the highest rating awarded to litigation attorneys. He is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Lawyer and Mediator. Mr. Shapiro is an experienced trial lawyer who has earned the respect of his peers within the legal community. David successfully litigated civil rights cases involving access to courts within the United States Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice law in all of the Florida State Courts and the United States District  Court for the Middle District of Florida. For more than 30 years, Mr. Shapiro has practiced exclusively in the areas of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death.

Activities – Associations – Awards

David Shapiro is a member of the Florida Justice Association, The American Association for Justice, The American Bar Association, and the Sarasota Bar Association. Mr. Shapiro is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group of attorneys who have achieved career case success that include million-dollar recoveries, settlements, and verdicts.

In addition, Mr. Shapiro has been selected for membership for The National Trial Lawyer Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Tampa Bay Top Attorneys. He has served as a guest lecturer for several civic organizations in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and nursing home negligence. Mr. Shapiro also authored numerous articles in the Sarasota Herald Tribue, The Bradenton Herald, The Englewood Sun Herald, and the Sun Coast Health Magazine. David is a frequent guest on ABC 7 relating to political and legal issues. He has served on a number of boards and advisory boards, including Children First, Sarasota Film Festival, and The West Coast Black Theatre Group. Mr. David Shapiro is an award-winning injury attorney. If you have been injured in an accident, Mr. Shapiro may be the attorney you’ve been looking for.


Bonnie Shelley

It was indeed a blessed day when I met David Shapiro. After having talked with other attorneys, it became clear that, for all intents and purposes, they discounted what had happened to my elderly father. They simply saw him as too old, too frail and with not much hope of garnering sympathy or justice because of his age and condition. David was different. He listened and he believed my goal was to expose the wrongs my father endured. David took my case and he did this very thing. In addition, he won. This unexpected blessing helped in the care of my elderly mother.

Through the course of time, I have seen and experienced the kindness and generosity of character that is David Shapiro. Not only is he extremely capable and knowledgeable in the law, he wants to help people who need an advocate and who truly have experienced injury in all its forms.

David is a fine attorney, a hope to anyone seeking legal services. He may truly be one of the last of the good guys. God bless you, David.

Jim Copeland

My experiences with David Shapiro are similar to those of others who have commented. He has great knowledge of the law and consistently demonstrates professionalism and sensitivity. David is a caring and compassionate soul, a true advocate, who one can trust to effectively represent one’s case to achieve the desired outcome and he is quite successful in his efforts. I never hesitate to recommend him.

Tess D.

In late 2014, I retained David Shapiro to represent me in a rear end automobile accident in which I was injured. After our first meeting, I knew that he had vast experience in the practice of personal injury law and knew how to address my case. He took the time to understand all of the facts surrounding my case and continually called to give me updates on his progress. He ultimately negotiated a settlement in my favor and the amount was much more than I expected. David and his experienced staff were simply terrific. I was treated with respect and they were always responsive to questions and progress reports. Hire David! P.S. I am an attorney also, and wanted the best lawyer on this case. I’m so glad I found Mr. Shapiro.

Michael Lisella

Handled my accident case with utmost respect and professionalism. Showed he truly cared and did not beat around the bush. Would always recommend him to anyone i know that’s been hurt in any auto accident.

Steven K.

I always recommend David Shapiro for any personal injury needs. He never exaggerates, always gives me the straight scoop. These days finding an honest attorney with integrity is a huge asset. David has handled several matters for my family and I and I recommend him without hesitation to be your attorney as well.

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We offer a free injury consultation. Our law firm services all of Sarasota County, as well as Bradenton, Palmetto, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, and the entire state of Florida. Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via our interactive website. We look forward to assisting you.

(941) 954-4000

308 Cocoanut Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 749-1446

433 8th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL 34221

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