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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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Mystery in Lindsay Lohan Case

Mystery in Lindsay Lohan Case

Lindsay Lohan's lawyer had a confidential meeting with Judge Marsha Revel this afternoon, and the D.A. didn't even know about it ... TMZ has learned.We're told Shapiro breezed into court at around… READ MORE >

Lindsay Lohan Thinks Jail Isn't a Done Deal

Lindsay Lohan
Thinks Jail Isn't a Done Deal

Robert Shapiro can work wonders -- he was part of the team that got O.J. Simpson off -- but sources in the crazy world of Lindsay Lohan say he has not convinced her that she must surrender to a… READ MORE >

- 1622 days ago
Michael Lohan -- Robert Shapiro Should Appeal!

Michael Lohan -- Robert Shapiro Should Appeal!

Lindsay Lohan might be a big fan of her new lawyer Robert Shapiro -- but Michael Lohan sure isn't. We caught up with MiLo yesterday and he told our photog he feels Shapiro should be appealing… READ MORE >

- 1623 days ago
Dina Lohan Pays Lindsay a Visit

Dina Lohan Pays Lindsay a Visit

Lindsay Lohan's loving birth mother Dina went to see her yesterday at the sober living home Lindsay is currently residing in -- with Lindsay's assistant and good friend Electra bringing up the… READ MORE >

- 1624 days ago
Lindsay's New Lawyer:  She's Going to Jail

Lindsay's New Lawyer:
She's Going to Jail

Lindsay Lohan has officially hired Bob Shapiro to represent her in her ongoing DUI probation case ... but only on condition that she goes to jail. TMZ broke the story earlier this week that… READ MORE >

- 1624 days ago
Robert Shapiro Visits LiLo's Sober House

Robert Shapiro Visits LiLo's Sober House

Lindsay Lohan's new legal eagle Robert Shapiro just arrived at the sober living house where LiLo was seen checking into yesterday afternoon.Shapiro -- who was hired in the hopes he'd save LiLo… READ MORE >

- 1626 days ago
Robert Shapiro Will Rep Lindsay Lohan

Robert Shapiro
Will Rep Lindsay Lohan

TMZ has learned famed lawyer Robert Shapiro will represent Lindsay Lohan in her jail saga, but we're told Shapiro's plan is not to appeal Lindsay's 90-day jail sentence.Sources say Shapiro, who… READ MORE >

- 1626 days ago

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