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The Shapiro legal team: From left, Geoffrey, Alan, and Daniel Shapiro.
Looking in over Alan and Daniel Shapiro's shoulder is the late Maurice Shapiro,
who began practicing workers' compensation law in 1934.

Attorney Shapiro is listed in Best Lawyers!

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Alan J. Shapiro Born 1938; Admitted to practice 1962; University of Michigan, B.A.; Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.; Cleveland State University School of Law L.L.M.; Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist. Admitted to practice in all State of Ohio courts, United States District Court for Northern Ohio, and the United States Supreme Court. Expert witness in workers' compensation cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. Martindale AV rated.

Geoffrey J. Shapiro - Born 1961; Admitted to practice 1988; B.A. University of California, Berkeley; J.D. Boston College Law School. Admitted to practice in all State of Ohio courts, United States Supreme Court; all courts of the State of California; United States District Court for the Northern District of California; and Court of Appeals Ninth Appellate District. Geoffrey teaches continuing education courses to professionals and non-lawyers in the area of expert witness testifying skills. Martindale BV rated.

Daniel L. Shapiro - Born 1965: Admitted to practice 1992; John Carroll University B.S.B.A; J.D. Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall Collage of Law. Dan practices workers' Compensation law, Fair Housing law, Collection Defense law and litigates Violation of Specific Safety Requirement claims Dan has been working with Alan Shapiro in the area of Workers' Compensation since 1988.


U.S. News and World Report Names Alan J. Shapiro Attorney at Law one of the Nation's Best Law Firms for 2014

Attorney Shapiro has been listed since 1995 in Best Lawyers for Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants (Defense Base Act, Federal Workers Compensation, Longshore and Harbor Workers, Nonappropriated Funds, Ohio Workers' Compensation (specialist)).

Alan J. Shapiro - Best Lawyers’ 2013 Cleveland Workers' Compensation Law Claimants "Lawyer of the Year."

We are excited to announce that Alan J. Shapiro was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 as Cleveland Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants “Lawyer of the Year. (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”


Attorney Alan J Shapiro is a member of Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG). Attorney Shapiro supports this non-profit organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of workplace injuries and illnesses. The group acts principally to assist in advocating the rights of injured workers through education, communication, research, and information gathering.

WILG works everyday to make sure that as the challenges that face injured workers change, WILG evolves to meet those new challenges. Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group has grown into an important, national voice for workers. WILG’s members are committed to improving the quality of legal representation to those injured on the job or victims of occupational illness by superior legal education and by keeping informed of legislative and judicial proceedings.

Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Attorney Alan J Shapiro was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers on April 9 2011. The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers has been established to honor those attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice in the field of workers’ compensation. These individuals have convinced their peers, the bar, bench and public that they possess the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership.

Meet Tracie Barczak, our Paralegal

Tracie L Barczak - Born 1981; John Carroll University, B.A, honors graduate 2004.

Tracie has been assisting Mr. Shapiro in all aspects of his Federal Workers' Compensation practice since 2004. She is in charge of communications and processing claims.

Contact Tracie by email at tracie@injuredfederalworker.com.

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