Court with Robert Shapiro (2017)Posted 28 Jun 2017 by John Phillips
If you begin to think you are the smartest guy/gal in the room, it is time to find a different room. We have lived this adage many times over the past few years.
We have become known for what we call “social justice” cases, where the result sought is broader than financial recovery. The death of Jordan Davis, serial bullying in schools, the hundreds of people mislabeled on their state issued ID as sexual offenders and predators by the State of Florida and the above pediatric dental abuse cases are some of those examples where the work requested of my team was just as much outside of the courthouse as it was in it.
Few lawyers have handled as many high profile clients and cases as Robert Shapiro.
In June, I had the opportunity to go to court with and have lunch with Robert Shapiro. I was in college when the People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson featured a literal dream team of lawyers and brought Court TV to the forefront. The trial spanned eleven months, from November 9, 1994 to the verdict announced on October 3, 1995.
Robert left this video for my wife: