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Suzanne C. Shapiro has over twenty years of appellate experience skillfully constructing persuasive briefs and presenting effective winning arguments in court. She has set legal precedent in the areas of child advocacy, toxic and environmental tort litigation, governmental immunity and experimental research ethics. She has successfully protected multi-million dollar jury verdicts on appeal. Prior to starting her own law firm, Ms. Shapiro worked for a litigation practice, gaining invaluable experience in all aspects of civil litigation. Immediately following law school, Ms. Shapiro was a judicial law clerk in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Ms. Shapiro distinguished herself in law school for her outstanding legal writing and analysis, as a member of her school’s Law Review. Underscoring Ms. Shapiro’s legal career is her passion and commitment to her clients’ causes. Appeals are not just cases to Ms. Shapiro. They are a means to seek justice, set appropriate legal standards, deter harmful activities, and make the world a safer place for all.

  • EDUCATION

    Law School:

    DICKINSON SCHOOL OF LAW OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Carlisle, PA

    Juris Doctor Degree, 1990

    Dickinson Law Review Member and Senior Editor

    College:            

    FRANKLIN & MARSHALL COLLEGE, Lancaster, PA

    Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1987

    Major: Liberal Arts – Sociology

    Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society

    High School:            

    THE PARK SCHOOL, Brooklandville, MD

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Court of Appeals of Maryland

    District of Columbia Court of Appeals

    United States Supreme Court

    United States District Court for the District of Maryland

  • AFFILIATIONS

    Maryland State Bar Association

    District of Columbia Bar Association

    Baltimore City Bar Association

    J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court, Chapter XIII of American Inns of Court Foundation

    American Association for Justice

    Maryland Association for Justice

    Simon E. Sobeloff Law Society

  • REPORTED DECISIONS

    • Kirson v. Johnson, 236 Md. App. 384, 182 A.3d 193 (2018), cert. denied, 459 Md. 185, 185 A.3d 71 (2018)
    • Rogers  v. Home Equity USA, Inc., 453 Md. 251, 160 A.3d 1207 (2017)
    • Rochkind v. Stevenson, 454 Md. 277, 164 A.3d 254 (2017)
    • Rogers  v. Home Equity USA, Inc., 228 Md. App. 620, 142 A.3d 616 (2016), cert. granted, 450 Md. 218 (Oct. 28, 2016)
    • Rowhouses, Inc. v. Smith, 446 Md. 611, 133 A.3d 1054 (2016)
    • Smith v. Rowhouses, Inc., 223 Md. App. 658, 117 A.3d 622 (2015)
    • Ellis v. Housing Authority of Baltimore City, 436 Md. 331, 82 A.3d 161 (2013)
    • Brooks ex rel. Wright v. Housing Authority of Baltimore City, 411 Md. 603, 984 A.2d 836 (2009)
    • Dow v. L & R Properties. Inc., 144 Md. App. 67, 796 A.2d 139 (2002)
    • Gibson v. Housing Authority of Baltimore City, 142 Md. App. 121, 788 A.2d 234 (2002), cert. denied, 369 Md. 182, 798 A.2d 554 (2002)
    • Stokes v. 835 N. Washington Street, LLC, 141 Md. App. 214, 784 A.2d 1142 (2001)
    • Grimes v. Kennedy Krieger Institute, 366 Md. 29, 782 A.2d 807 (2001)
    • Shipley v. Perlberg, 140 Md. App. 257, 780 A.2d 396 (2001), cert. denied, 367 Md. 90, 785 A.2d 1293 (2001)
    • Green v. North Arundel Hosp. Ass’n., Inc., 126 Md. App. 394, 730 A.2d 221 (1999), aff’d, 366 Md. 597, 785 A.2d 361 (2001), cert. denied, 535 U.S. 1055 (2002)
    • Casey v. Grossman, 123 Md. App. 751, 720 A.2d 959 (1998), cert. denied, 353 Md. 269, 725 A.2d 1068 (1999)
    • Johnson v. Rowhouses Inc., 120 Md. App. 579, 707 A.2d 933 (1998)
  • RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

    •     David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz. Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children. Berkeley: University of California Press/Milbank Fund, 2013, 2014 (Paper) (Chapter 7, overview of Suzanne C. Shapiro’s role in child advocacy and public justice for vulnerable populations in the context of experimental research)

    •     Appellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer: State and Federal, Second and Third Editions. MICPEL, 2001, 2007, Oral Argument Video CD #2, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, Appellant Counsel

    •     Recipient Maryland Trial Lawyers Association: Advocate for Justice Award, April 2006

    •     Certificate of Special Recognition for Service and Achievement in the Pursuit of Justice, The Honorable Benjamin L. Cardin, United States House of Representatives, 3rd Congressional District, Maryland, April 1999

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