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Robert Shapiro

Robert Leslie Shapiro (born September 2, 1942) is an American civil litigator and senior partner in the Los Angeles-based law firm Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro, LLP. Shapiro is most recognized for being part of the defense 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. Shortly after the O.J. Simpson trial, Shapiro steered his practice away from criminal defense toward the civil litigator arena. He is also the voice of, and pictured in, the television commercials for the LegalZoom company he cofounded. Shapiro was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, United States. Shapiro graduated from UCLA in 1965. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in 1968. Shapiro married Linell Thomas on March 8,1970 and has a son, Grant. Another son, Brent, was found dead from a adverse reaction of MDMA on 11 October 2005. The death of Brent Shapiro sparked the founding of "The Brent Shapiro Foundation", a non-profit organization with an aim to raise drug awareness,for which he serves a chairman of the board, as well as Pickford Lofts, a rehabilitation facility. Shapiro has represented

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Lamar Odom -- Arrest Warrant Looms

Lamar Odom
Arrest Warrant Looms

Lamar Odom could be a wanted man Friday ... TMZ has learned.TMZ broke the story ... Lamar was arrested last month for DUI.  His arraignment is set for Friday.  He's not required to show… READ MORE >

Lamar Odom -- The REASON Robert Shapiro Took the Case

Lamar Odom
The REASON Robert Shapiro Took the Case

Kris Jenner quarterbacked the move to get attorney Robert Shapiro involved in representing Lamar Odom in his DUI case for one big reason ... and it's not about the criminal case. Sources familiar… READ MORE >

- 351 days ago
Lamar Odom Repped By OJ Simpson Lawyer Robert Shapiro

Lamar Odom
Repped By Robert Shapiro If He's Good Enough for OJ

Lamar Odom needs some legal firepower after his DUI arrest, and its OJ Simpson's lawyer Robert Shapiro to the rescue ... TMZ has learned.Lamar has hired Shapiro in what promises to be a sticky… READ MORE >

- 352 days ago
Robert Kardashian Takes Page from the O.J. Simpson Playbook ... Hires Robert Shapiro

Robert Kardashian
Takes a Page from O.J. Simpson Playbook

Rob Kardashian just pled NOT GUILTY in his paparazzo battery and theft case ... but the headline here is that he was represented by Robert Shapiro ... the famed lawyer who represented O.J. Simpson… READ MORE >

- 469 days ago
Kardashian Scandal -- Shoe Company Calls BS on 'Slave Labor' Reports

Kardashian Scandal
Shoe Company Calls BS on 'Slave Labor' Reports

The company behind the Kardashian shoe line is adamant ... there is NO CHILD LABOR taking place in any of its China factories ... claiming it's never even been contacted by the "agency" making the… READ MORE >

- 973 days ago
Lindsay Lohan Scores Rx In Jail

Lindsay Lohan
Scores Rx In Jail

TMZ has learned Lindsay Lohan has found a friendly pharmacist to fill her prescriptions in the pokey.Sources connected with the Lynwood Correctional Facility tell TMZ ... Lindsay's prescriptions… READ MORE >

- 1491 days ago
Lindsay Lohan -- Cooperative, Clearheaded

Lindsay Lohan -- Cooperative, Clearheaded

Lindsay Lohan is actually handling jail well, sources at Lynwood tell TMZ. We're told she's "polite, compliant and responsive."  She's not crying and is handling it well.And there's good news… READ MORE >

- 1492 days ago
Lindsay Surrenders -- Cuffed and Headed for Jail

Lindsay Surrenders
Cuffed and Headed for Jail

Lindsay Lohan just surrendered in Judge Marsha Revel's courtroom in Bev Hils, to begin her jail sentence.A clearly upset LiLo sat and listened as Judge Revel ordered Lindsay's surrender.  But… READ MORE >

- 1492 days ago
Shawn Chapman Holley Back With Lindsay

Shawn Chapman Holley
Back With Lindsay

TMZ has learned ... Shawn Chapman Holley is going to be by Lindsay Lohan's side in court this morning, representing her after Robert Shapiro bailed on LiLo.TMZ broke the story ... Holley quit… READ MORE >

- 1492 days ago
Robert Shapiro Quits Lindsay Lohan!

Robert Shapiro
Quits Lindsay Lohan!

TMZ has learned Bob Shapiro informed the judge in Lindsay Lohan's case, he's no longer representing her.It is unclear who will represent Lindsay tomorrow when she turns herself in.We do not know… READ MORE >

- 1493 days ago

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