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Brandon R. Shapiro is an experienced trial lawyer having tried 83 jury trials, and hundreds of bench trials.  Mr. Shapiro was named one of Northern Virginia’s Top Trial Lawyers by Northern Virginia Magazine.  His career began at the law firm of Whitestone, Brent, Young & Merril, P.C.  As an associate, his practice focused on representing clients charged with misdemeanors, felonies, and representing clients in civil litigation.  In 2006, Mr. Shapiro joined the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney.  For over 12 years, Mr. Shapiro prosecuted crimes ranging from traffic infractions to murder.  His felony trial experience includes murders, robberies, abductions, malicious wounding, larcenies, and drug distribution.  His misdemeanor trial experience includes hundreds of trials for assault and battery, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, and other misdemeanor crimes.  In addition to his regular prosecutorial duties, Mr. Shapiro was in charge of asset forfeitures and seizures for drug-related offenses, and expungements for the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Shapiro’s experience has provided him gainful insight into the workings of the justice system allowing him to build a successful practice.  His trial experience has provided him the necessary skills to provide effective representation of his clients,  allowing them to have the most comprehensive strategy for addressing their case.

Mr. Shapiro is a Northern Virginia native and currently enjoys playing soccer and coaching his twin boys’ soccer team.

Areas of Practice
  • Criminal and Traffic Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Expungements
  • Drug-related asset forfeitures & seizures
  • Virginia, 2005
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2005 (Cum Laude)
  • Barton College, B.A., 2000
    • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • 2012 – Top Trial Lawyers in Northern Virginia by Northern Virginia Magazine