John M. Cooper of Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton in Virginia Beach has been elected to a one year term (2008-2009) as Chair of the Railroad Law Section of the American Association for Justice during AAJ’s 62nd annual convention in Philadelphia, PA.
The Railroad Law Section of the AAJ promotes rail safety and protecting the rights of the public and railroad employees. Cooper’s practice is exclusively in plaintiff’s side railroad and general personal injury law.
Rick Shapiro has practiced personal injury law for over two decades in Virginia, North Carolina, and throughout the Southeastern United States. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (ABA Accredited) and has litigated injury cases throughout the eastern United States, including wrongful death, trucking, faulty products, railroad and medical negligence claims. His success in and out of the court room is a big reason why he was named 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in railroad law in U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers publication (Norfolk, VA area), and he has been named a “Best Lawyer” and “Super Lawyer” by those peer reviewed organizations for many years.