Saturday, March 26, 2011

Attorney Ari C. Shapiro Joins Miami Office of Gordon & Rees as a Partner

MIAMI (March 21, 2011) ---- Ari C. Shapiro has joined the Miami office of Gordon & Rees as a partner and member of the firm’s Insurance, Tort & Product Liability and Commercial Litigation practice groups.

“Ari is an exceptional litigator and an invaluable addition to our expanding Florida presence,” said Robert M. Mayer, managing partner of the Miami office. “His vast litigation experience and expertise in complex issues, particularly with asbestos cases, enhances the Insurance, Tort & Product Liability and Commercial Litigation services already provided by our lawyers in South Florida.”

Shapiro represents insurance companies, financial institutions, and automobile and other product manufacturers in a broad range of complex litigation matters in state and federal courts, including insurance disputes (coverage and bad faith), asbestos, civil theft and conversion, personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, commercial litigation, motor vehicle crashworthiness, and professional liability matters. He handles all phases of litigation including discovery, depositions, trial strategy, hearings, mediations and arbitrations and has been involved in over 200 toxic law/asbestos and commercial litigation cases.

Shapiro earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where he received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. He is admitted to the Florida Bar and U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and serves on the Board of Directors for Community Smiles, a non-profit organization dedicated to oral health education and improving access to dental care for underserved families and children throughout Miami-Dade County.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Shapiro was a senior litigator at the Miami-based firm Bennett Aiello Cohen & Fried.
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About Gordon & Rees LLP
Gordon & Rees LLP is a national full-service firm focusing on complex litigation and sophisticated business transactions. Founded in San Francisco in 1974, the firm has grown to 18 offices in 12 states with more than 425 attorneys and 30 national practices.  The firm’s  continuing expansion has advanced the firm from #176 in 2005 to #154 in 2010 in The American Lawyer  “AmLaw 200” list of the largest U.S. firms.  Similarly, Gordon & Rees has advanced to #122 in the National Law Journal's 2010 ranking of the 250 largest U.S.-based law firms. 2010 is the seventh consecutive year Gordon & Rees advanced in the survey since 2003 when the firm first appeared in the survey.


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