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Daniel B. Shapiro, Esq.

Daniel B. Shapiro, Esq.
Daniel B. Shapiro, Esq.

Prior to narrowing his practice to representing federal employees suffering from advanced degenerative arthritis of the lower extremities, Daniel B. Shapiro, Esq. had an outstanding career as a trial lawyer in the most serious of injury cases including the successful representation of a federal employee suffering a brain injury and surviving a coma after being injured on the job and the recovery of a seven figure settlement from a public transportation agency on behalf of another federal employee whose leg was nearly severed by a bus. A graduate of Boston University and the New England School of Law, Dan Shapiro is a frequent lecturer on the Federal Employees Compensation Act and practice before the Office of Worker Compensation Programs of the United States Department of Labor.

He has addressed and advised many local branches of federal employee unions and their individual members on their worker compensation rights for over thirtyeight years. He has been a guest speaker at many conventions, seminars, rap sessions and union meetings and has personally represented hundreds of federal employees throughout New England and across the country before OWCP, at the Branch of Hearings and Review and before the Employees Compensation Appeals Board in Washington, D.C. He is the vice-president of the FECA Law and Advisory Group, a national organization of OWCP claimant representatives. Dan Shapiro’s 38 plus years of forensic medical experience is unparalleled by any other FECA/OWCP lawyer and has made him a much sought after expert in this area of practice. Dan Shapiro and Shapiro & Associates have developed a reputation as the leading advocates in the country for federal employees whose hips or knees have worn out due to rigors of their employment.

Professional Experience

  • 1985 - Present:
    Founding Partner, Shapiro & Associates

    • Personally handle, direct and oversee all aspects of the firm's federal employee worker compensation and OWCP practice including presentation of initial traumatic injury and occupational disease claims, presenting injured workers' evidence and testimony on appeal before the Branch of Hearings and Review and presentation of appeals to the Employees Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB)

    • Lead trial counsel for both plaintiff and defense in several major personal injury trials including medical malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability and motor vehicle

    • Adopt and implement firm wide approach to trial tactics including comprehensive pre-trial preparation, effective presentation of evidence using current media techniques and proper use and presentation of direct and cross examination of witnesses

    • Oversee all aspects of preparation and presentation of expert testimony and evidence in specialty areas such as medical, accident reconstruction, code compliance, human factors engineering, mechanical, structural and civil engineering, architecture, economics, and vocational

    • Consult with associate attorneys and support staff on unique, novel or difficult pre-trial and trial preparation issues including proper procedure before OWCP

  • 1984 - 1986:
    Shapiro & Lambert
    Boston, MA

  • 1981 -1983:
    Backman & Shapiro
    Boston, MA

  • 1977 - 1983:
    Law Offices of Daniel B. Shapiro
    Boston, MA


  • New England School of Law
    Boston, MA
    1976 - Juris Doctor

  • Boston University
    Boston, MA
    1972 - B.A., Latin Language & Literature

  • Middlesex School
    Concord, MA
    Graduated 1968

  • Phillips Andover Academy
    Andover, MA
    (Summer Session - 1965)

Seminar Chair

  • October 22, 2007
    Bar Association of Norfolk County
    Expert Testimony in Civil and Criminal Proceedings
    "A View From the Bench and the Bar"

  • December 9, 1992
    Massachusetts Academy Of Trial Attorneys
    Slip and Fall Cases: Avoiding the Pitfalls
    "How to Evaluate Slip and Fall Cases, an Overview of the Law and Proper Use of Building Codes"


  • February 22, 1996
    Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
    Personal Injury Damages
    "Presenting Your Damages Case: Practical Considerations While Trying Your Case"

  • July 20, 1994
    Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
    Personal Injury Damages
    "Presenting Your Damages Case: A Trial Lawyer's Perspective"

  • October 5, 1990
    Massachusetts Academy Of Trial Attorneys
    Premises Liability - Winning Trial Techniques
    "Private Property Owner's Responsibility re: Attractive Nuisance, Open and Obvious Dangers and Foreign Substances"

Invited Speaker

  • National Association of Letter Carriers
    Massachusetts State Letter Carrier Association Biennial Conventions,
    1984 - present


    • "Third Party Claims: Your Rights and Obligations"
    • "Reporting Requirements of the Federal Employees Compensation Act"
    • "Right to Treatment under the Federal Employees Compensation Act"

  • Maine State Letter Carrier Association
    Vermont State Letter Carrier Association
    New Hampshire State Letter Carrier Association Convention:
    1997 - Red Jacket Motel, North Conway, New Hampshire


    • "An Overview of the Federal Employees Compensation Act"

  • Local Branch Steward Seminars
    N.A.L.C. Branch 34 - Boston, MA
    N.A.L.C. Branch 18 - Middleboro, MA
    N.A.L.C. Merged Branch 25 - Tewksbury, MA


    • "Rights and Obligations of an Injured Worker under the Federal Employees Conpensation Act"

Professional Groups and Organizations

  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
  • Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Education Foundation
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Boston, Norfolk County, Massachusetts and American Bar Associations


  • Director, United States Field Hockey Association
  • Dedham Planning Board
  • Dedham Special Town Counsel
  • Attorney Member of Dedham Building, Planning & Construction Committee
  • Dedham Ad-Hoc Zoning Study Committee
  • Chairman, Dedham Master Plan Environmental Sub-Committee
  • Corporator, Partners HealthCare System, an integrated health care system founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Trustee, Faulkner Hospital
Knee Replacement
Hip Replacement
Knee Arthritis
Hip Arthritis
Knee Surgery
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