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Richard A. Shapiro

Richard A. Shapiro

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Academics

Mr. Shapiro earned his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in 1980. In 1983, he earned his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden.

Professional Experience

Mr. Shapiro has been practicing law since 1983, and has been in private practice since 1984 with the law firm of Shapiro & Shapiro, P.C., located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. His personal practice emphasized family law, business planning, formation and transactions, contract law and business litigation.   In addition to his private practice, Richard was counsel to the Camden County Surrogate from 2012 to 2015, dealing with probate and estate litigation matters, and was general counsel to Camden County College for 25 years.

As a litigator, Richard tried numerous cases to verdict in both jury and bench trials. He has a one million dollar personal injury settlement to his credit. He has also served other lawyers as an expert in New Jersey law regarding pre-marital agreements.

Affiliations

  • Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member of the Camden County Bar Association
  • Serves on the Brandeis University Alumni Admissions Council
  • President of the Cooper River Rowing Association
  • Past Member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Served as chairman of the Cherry Hill Democratic Party from 1991 to 2011
  • Former vice chairman of the Camden County Democratic Party
  • Served as a member of the Camden County Workforce Investment Board
  • Adjunct faculty member at Camden County College - business law
  • Former Board member for the Jewish National Fund, Southern New Jersey Region
  • Past Member of the New Jersey Bar Association Construction Law Committee
  • Past Member of the New Jersey Bar Association Committee on Higher Education

Admitted to Practice

Mr. Shapiro is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and has practiced law since 1983. 

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