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Jennifer Brooks Lawyer Of The Year Award




             William D. Shapiro

             Lawyer of the Year


Bill is a graduate of Western State University College of Law.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers.  Bill is also a Diplomat in the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a past President of the San Bernardino/Riverside chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Bill now serves as the National Secretary for ABOTA.  Bill practices in San Bernardino and was born and raised in Ontario.  His distinguished 37 year career has been filled with numerous accomplishments and accolades.  Bill was selected as the 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year by California ABOTA and the 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire.  In 2013, Bill was also awarded the distinguished John B. Surr Award by the San Bernardino County Bar Association which is reserved for lawyers who best exemplify high standards of professionalism in the practice of law.  Bill lives in Orange County with his wife Sue.  Bill has three sons: Matt, Brian and Kevin.  Matt is currently attending law school at Western State University College of Law, Brian is a recent graduate of Western State University College of Law and Kevin is currently in architectural school at USC.



2016/2017 – William D. Shapiro 

2015/2016 – Michael A. Scafiddi

2014/2015 – Gregory Rizio 

2013/2014 – Gregory Bentley

2012/2013 – Hon. Stephen Larson (Ret.)

2011/2012 – Ricardo Echeverria

2010/2011 – Brian K. Brandt

2009/2010 – John Mannerino

2008/2009 – Jason Anderson

2007/2008 – Donald Haslam

2006/2007 – Michael J. Bidart

2005/2006 – Grover Porter

2004/2005 – Sissie Barker

2003/2004 – Charles Althouse