Shapiro & Associates Litigation Practice concentrates in the areas of insurance liability litigation and business litigation consisting of insurance defense, Declaratory Judgment, general insurance coverage issues, bad faith litigation, business disputes and personal injury. Insurance defense subrogation services have been rendered in a wide variety of situations including trucking liability, wrongful death, premises liability, motor vehicle and complex multi-party litigation. Declaratory Judgment, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation services are a natural outgrowth and adjunct to Shapiro & Associates' extensive insurance coverage opinion services.
Plaintiff injury services have been rendered in the areas of professional malpractice (medical, legal and accounting), wrongful death, motor vehicle, product liability, building/premises liability and a wide variety of other serious injury situations.
Business litigation has covered a variety of subjects including real estate, corporate, fraudulent dealing, will contests and many others.
Shapiro & Associates' Litigation Practice attorneys have significant experience in handling insurance defense litigation, business litigation and plaintiff liability litigation. It is the philosophy of the Shapiro & Associates Litigation Practice that this balance of professional experience allows for an objective analysis of every situation with all perspectives, strengths and weaknesses properly considered and analyzed by those who have represented both sides of similar matters.
In addition, the Litigation Practice attorneys have significant experience working for such major insurers as Travelers and AIG, they have lectured at professional seminars and made presentations on a wide range of liability topics to a variety of s, organizations and assemblies. Shapiro & Associates is confident in its ability to provide high quality and complete litigation services to its clients.
Shapiro & Associates' Litigation Practice has compiled an extensive database of pleadings, discovery, research and litigation material which has been integrated into a comprehensive approach to electronically preparing and presenting pre-trial matters and cases at trial.
Coupled with excellent remote database research capability by those particularly experienced in the area, Shapiro & Associates' approach to litigation goes well beyond being cost effective and has actually resulted in insurers seeking out Shapiro & Associates' Litigation Practice because of its demonstrated cost effectiveness for higher quality services.
Rates & Fees
Of utmost interest to the client is that business litigation and insurance defense litigation services are billed and documented realistically, fairly and efficiently. Services are billed on the basis of actual time spent in increments of six minutes (0.1 hours). Billing statements consist of a comprehensive electronic printout that provides individual descriptive detail (there is no "block billing"), dates, time spent, disbursements and payees, and total amount of each individual service/disbursement. Because billing statements are composed on a Shapiro & Associates created database, billing statements can be customized in any fashion to the client's request. There are no additional charges for telephone, facsimile transmissions, non-contracted photocopying or postage. Shapiro & Associates Litigation Practice additionally encourages creative and individual billing arrangements tailored to a particular situation or set of circumstances.