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Who Is Robert Shapiro?
Robert Shapiro (Robert Leslie Shapiro) is an American attorney, he is well known for being a short-term defense lawyer for Erik Menendez in 1990. He was also one of the members of the “Dream Team” of O.J Simpson’s lawyers who defended him successfully from the charges of murdering his ex-wife and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994. Shapiro later shifted to civil works and founded LegalZoom and RightCounsel. com appearing in their TV commercials.
He was called to the State Bar of California in 1969. Robert has represented popular athletes including, OJ Simpson Darryl Strawberry, José Canseco, and Vince Coleman. In addition, he has also represented other celebrities including, Johnny Carson, Christian Brando, Linda Lovelace, the Kardashians, and F. Lee Bailey. In 1998 he sued Strawberry due to unpaid legal fees, however, the matter was dealt with out of court.
In the case of Lyle and Erik Menendez, who killed their parents in 1989, Shapiro planned Erik’s surrender in 1990, when he was in Israel for a tennis tournament at the time of Lyle’s arrest.
He also represented Erik at their first initial hearing, before the defense was turned over to Leslie Abramson, who represented Erik until the brothers’ 1996 arrest.
In the murder case of OJ Simpson, Robert played a huge role. Having associated himself with Simpson on June 17th, 1994, he appeared at Robert Kardashian’s press conference asking OJ to turn himself into the police. Simpson’s psychiatrist’s doctors agreed, according to Shapiro, that his message to “parents,” which Kardashian read over the radio, was a suicide note. Shapiro pleaded with Simpson to surrender on television. Simpson surrendered to the cops later that day, with Shapiro’s help, after the famed low-speed “Bronco chase.”
Shapiro was the lead defense team of OJ when the actual trial began, the team of OJ’s defense at the time was nicknamed ” Dream Team”. However, Robert later gave Johnnie Cochran the lead chair. Even after winning the OJ case, he went ahead and criticized his team member F.Lee Bailey referring to him as a ” loose cannon” and Cochran for bringing race into the trial.
How Old Is Robert Shapiro?
He was born on September 2, 1942, and currently, he is 78 years old.
Robert Shapiro Family
Who Are Robert Shapiro Parents?
He was born in Plainfield, New Jersey to a Jewish family. However he has managed to keep information about his parent’s name private, but we will update it as soon as possible.
Does He Have Siblings?
At the moment there is no information about his siblings but we will update it as soon as possible.
Robert Shapiro Education
He attended the Hamilton High School in Los Angeles and graduated in 1961. After that he joined the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated in 1965 with a B.S degree in Finance. He went ahead and acquired his Juris Doctor from the Loyola Law School in 1968.
Robert Shapiro Spouse
He got married on March 8th, 1970 to Linell Thomas.
Robert Shapiro Kids
The couple was blessed with two sons Grant and Brent. However one of their sons, Brent died due to a drug overdose in 2005.
The Search For Justice
Moreover, in Robert’s book The Search for Justice: A Defense Attorney’s Brief on the O.J. Simpson Case in 1998 he stated that he does not think Simpson was framed by the LAPD for racial grounds, nor that the decision was right according to the evidence presented. After the case of OJ, he shifted his practice away from criminal defense toward civil litigation. Record maker Phil Spector sued Shapiro for refusing to return a $1 million retainer for legal services. Shapiro’s case against Spector was eventually dismissed for an unspecified amount.
Robert was the subject of an Unpublished appellate opinion on April 30th, 2007. It was alleged that Robert had forwarded a request from his client to the client’s CEO to remove twelve duffel bags, each containing $500, 000 in cash from the client’s apartment, before the judge’s order freezing the client’s assets.
Even though Shapiro has no ownership stake in the firm and is not a genuine investor. The California Court of Appeal ruled that his law firm, Christensen Miller Fink Jacobs Glaser Weil & Shapiro LLP, could be held responsible for his alleged wrongdoing. However, he settled the case for $ 450,000 twice the amount he said he was paid by the client, but he did not admit any wrongdoing.
Shapiro’s clients include Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts, Eva Longoria, Rob Kardashian (in the 2017 Blac Chyna revenge porn case), Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Rockstar, and Diamond Resorts International. Before the Medical Board of California, Roberts represented William C. Rader, a colorful Malibu doctor and stem cell marketeer, in an unsuccessful attempt to stop the permanent revocation of Rader’s medical license.
Roberts often writes about the Law and has managed to publish multiple books on the subject. Furthermore, he was shortlisted by The National Law Journal on the list of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.
He is the author of the children’s book known as Somo the Sober Monkey, a character in the book which has an anti-drug theme. It is given to the school for free.
Being named as a “celebrity lawyer” and being a celebrity himself, he has appeared in different films and series as himself including Havoc in 2005. Furthermore, he has been portrayed by other actors in film dramatizations of the OJ Simpson murder trial.
Robert Shapiro Height
He stands at a stature of 1.78 m tall and weighs around 74kg.
Robert Shapiro Net Worth
As of 2020, his net worth was $100 million