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Robert Shapiro (lawyer)

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Robert Leslie Shapiro (born September 2, 1942) is an American civil lawyer of Jewish descent.[1] He is a senior partner in the law firm Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro, LLP, which is based in Los Angeles.

Shapiro was born in Plainfield, New Jersey.[2] He studied at the University of California, Los Angeles and Loyola Law School.[2]

Shapiro is known for being part of the team which successfully defended O. J. Simpson in 1995 from the charges that he murdered his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman in 1994.[2] Shortly after the O. J. Simpson trial, Shapiro moved his practice away from criminal defense toward the civil litigation arena.

He is also the voice of, and pictured in, the television commercials for the LegalZoom company he co-founded.

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  1. People.com/archive
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Colvin, Richard L.; Daunt, Tina (26 June 1994). "Shapiro Now Faces His Defining Moment : Courts: After years of helping celebrities, the discreet attorney leads Simpson defense team". Los Angeles times. Retrieved 31 July 2017.

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