Steve Shapiro

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Steven Shapiro is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented people with all types of brain injuries. His practice focuses primarily on representing those who have suffered catastrophic injuries. Steve’s work ethic, dedication, and compassion for his clients have resulted in significant verdicts and settlements for them.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. (Pre-Law)

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Claims Court
Experience

Steve obtained a verdict of $2,105,000 involving a medical malpractice case against a local hospital and physician as a result of their combined negligence.

Experience

Steve recovered a $2,000,000 settlement involving a return-to-play professional soccer player with a moderate traumatic brain injury.

Experience

Steven helped his client, a former Arena Football League player, recover a $1,625,000 settlement due to a permanent traumatic brain injury resulting from the substandard assessment and management of his concussive episodes by the team doctor in April of 2008.

Experience

Steve obtained a verdict of $1,900,000 in a medical malpractice case that left his client with severe internal injuries that ended his 20-year military career and left him unable to bend, twist, or lift more than ten pounds.

Experience

Steve obtained verdict of $5,757,920 for his client who was involved in a truck accident that left him with a severe traumatic brain injury.

Experience

Steve recovered $1,432,000 for his client who was involved in a motorcycle/auto crash that left him blind and caused severe orthopedic injuries. It is the largest personal injury verdict in Weld County.

Experience

Steve obtained a verdict of $859,000, plus interest for his client in a slip and fall case. This was the largest slip and fall verdict achieved in Colorado at that time.

Experience

Steve recovered a settlement in the amount of $6,250,000 in a case against a foster parent for a traumatic brain injury sustained by a thirty-day old infant when he was shaken or slammed while in the care of the foster parents.

Experience

Steve recovered $2,400,000 for his client who sustained a severe neck injury in a premises liability matter when he was thrown into foundation by a concrete pumper.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Steve Shapiro has practiced law since 1983 and has spent the entirety of his career aggressively pursuing fair resolution in personal injury cases. His legal practice focuses on personal injury law with an emphasis on brain injury law or neurolaw, and he has tried 65 cases to a jury.

Steve has been proving invisible disabilities for more than 35 years. He has worked with individuals who have suffered from traumatic brain injuries and has seen how these invisible disabilities affect lives. Something of great import to Steve is helping his clients get appropriate rehabilitative care, as well as improving the quality of their life after a catastrophic injury.

Steve has been married to his wife, Mona, for 36 years and has two children, Lauren and Preston, and a granddaughter, Issie. Steve enjoys the gym and golf and wishes he still had a jump shot.

Presentations

  • Tips and Tools for Managing and Proving a Brain Injury Case,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Breckenridge, Colorado (August 2019)
  • “A Medical and Legal Perspective on the Standard of Care,” Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado 32nd Annual Conference (November 6, 2015)
  • “Showing the Effects of a ‘Mild’ Traumatic Brain Injury are Anything but Mild,” Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado 31st Annual Conference (October 17, 2014)
  • “The Legal Complications of Mild TBI,” The Learning Services Center (April 19, 2012)
  • “Dispelling Myths Related to Brain Injury and Admissibility,” Craig Hospital, 2012 Brain Injury Summit – A Meeting of the Minds (January 10, 2012)
  • “The Legal Compilations of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries,” Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, 29th Annual Conference (October 12, 2011)
  • “Advances in Technology – Benefits of Technology When Proving a TBI,” Brain Injury Association of Colorado, 28th Annual Conference (October 21, 2010)
  • “The Legal Case – Ensuring the Patient and Providers Get Paid,” Capstone America, LLC Conference (July 22, 2010)
  • “Assessing Safety Risk after TBI: Clinical and Ethical Dilemmas,” American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (October, 7, 2009)
  • “Show Them the Money to Get the Money,” Brain Injury Association of Colorado, 24th Annual Conference (September 29, 2006)
  • “How to Thrive in Court – Understanding the New Rules of Engagement,” Capstone America, LLC Conference (February 9, 2006)
  • “What the Liability and Health Insurance Companies are Doing to Avoid Responsibilities for Traumatic Brain Injury,” Brain Injury Association of Colorado, 23rd Annual Conference (September 30, 2005)
  • “Objectifying the Traumatic Brain Injury Case Legally,” Brain Injury Association of Colorado, 22nd Annual Conference (October 3, 2004)
  • “What Every Doctor Needs to Know About PIP, MedPay & Colossus,” Capstone Chiropractic Seminar (April 29, 2004)
  • “Building Your Case for Trial and Persuading in Settlement Negotiations,” Evidentiary & Diagnostic Applications of SPECT in Traumatic Brain Injury Claims (February 27, 2004)
  • “Legal Aspects of a Brain Injury,” Brain Injury Association of Colorado, 21st Annual Conference (October 3, 2003)
  • “Legislative Update: Catastrophic Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund,” Brain Injury Association of Colorado, 20th Annual Conference (October 4, 2002)
  • “Legislative Update: Important and a Discussion of a Catastrophic Injury Fund for Colorado,” Brain Injury Association of Colorado, 19th Annual Conference (October 6, 2001)
  • “Masters in Trial, A Trial Demonstration,” The Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the Colorado Chapter of ABOTA (April 19, 2001)
  • “A New Approach to the Proof of Mild TBI from the Medical, Legal, and Needs Perspectives,” Brain Injury Association of Colorado, 18th Annual Conference (October 7, 2000)
  • “Brain Injury Association of Colorado Legislative Committee Update,” Brain Injury Association of Colorado, 17th Annual Conference (October 7, 1999)
  • “Innovative Solutions to Identify and Combat Fraud,” Cost Saving Strategies for the Auto Insurance Industry Seminar Conference (November 19, 1998)
  • “Qualifying Neuropsychologists to Render Opinions Regarding Traumatic Brain Injuries,” Colorado Neuropsychological Society Fall Conference (October 2, 1998)
  • “Medical Records, Your Only Chance to Communicate,” Colorado Podiatric Medical Association (November 1997)
  • “The Plaintiff Attorney’s View of the IME,” The Independent Medical examination Seminar (March 1997)
  • “Chiropractic Claims: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” Colorado Chiropractic Association (October 1996)
  • “The Evidence of Spinal Trauma,” Rocky Mountain Chiropractic Radiological Center (June 1996)
  • “Protecting Yourself and Your Patients in a Managed Healthcare Environment,” Rose Medical Center (May 1996)
  • “Changes in Healthcare,” El Paso County Chiropractic Association (April 1992)

Associations

  • President, Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, 2001-2002
  • Board Member, Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, 1999-2008
  • Board Member, United States Brain Injury Alliance, 2013-Present
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1995-Present
  • Board Member, Invisible Disabilities Association, 2018-Present
  • Member, American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, 2010-Present
  • Board Member, Anti-Defamation League, 2008-Present
  • Chanda Plan Foundation

Awards