Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Pennsylvania State University
Recognized for Personal Injury Litigation & Insurance Law in Denver, CO
Best Lawyer® Ranking: 2016, 2017, 2018
Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Denver, CO
Selected to Super Lawyers®: 2012
Steve Shapiro is an experienced trial attorney and partner of Shapiro Winthers & McGraw P.C., a firm representing clients in Colorado for over 25 years. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Steve has practiced law since 1983 and spent the entirety of his career aggressively pursuing fair resolution in personal injury cases. His experience includes trying more than 50 cases that required trial time of a week or more, a demonstration of Steve’s unrelenting commitment to his clients. Steve has been recognized by Best Lawyers® for his work in personal injury litigation, an exclusive honor earned through a peer-review process. He is an Advocate ranked member of the American Board of Trial Lawyers, and has earned an “AV” rating in the nationally respected Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system. Super Lawyers® also ranks Steve among the top insurance law and professional injury litigation lawyers in the state. Shapiro Winthers & McGraw P.C. is ranked among the Best Law Firms® by U.S. News and World Report® for personal injury litigation and insurance law.
Steve’s passion derives from personal experience, including the tragic loss of his sister-in-law to a drunk driving accident in New York. The experience provided important perspective on the plight of injury survivors and family members, and still fuels his passion to help others in similar situations. Passion is not the only reason Steve stands out in the realm of personal injury law. Steve is further differentiated among attorneys by his unique expertise. In his career, Steve has taken testimony from some of the most celebrated doctors of brain injury in the world. His extensive knowledge base is a significant differentiator in his representation, providing a key advantage in overcoming the legal tactics of adversaries, and in supporting client recovery.
Clients are pleased to find that Steve’s expertise in brain and spinal cord injuries, as well as complex civil litigation, translates into better understanding of their needs inside and outside of the courtroom. Steve has a thorough understanding of the short and long-term effects of an injury, which allows him to fight for the medical care and compensation clients need, and ultimately help everyone involved get back to the business of living. The goal for each client is always to reclaim their lives to the fullest extent possible, and Steve will take the insurance company to task to make sure it happens, every time.
Steve lives by the adage that anything worth doing is difficult, and he personifies perseverance in his legal representation. He has a reputation for aggressive and creative trial work, and his desire to fight vigorously is driven by the impact his work has on the lives of his clients. The most meaningful moments of his career involve clients who have lost everything after an injury, but find they can start new lives with the material help provided by favorable case verdicts. The bottom line: Steve fights hard because he cares about his clients.
As a respected member of the community, Steve serves several worthy causes and charitable organizations. He currently sits on the board of directors of the United States Brain Injury Alliance and the Anti-Defamation League board. He formerly served on the board for the Latin American Education Foundation, and as past President of the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado. Steve’s expertise is often sought out by legal and medical publications.