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Allan F. Shapiro

Principal Attorney
Finn Shapiro LLC

Tel: 952-541-1000
Fax: 952-541-1001
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Allan Shapiro has over 30 years experience in personal injury law, including trials in State and Federal Courts. He has extensive experience working with the Minnesota No-Fault Act, personal injury and wrongful death claims resulting from all forms of negligent conduct, including negligent operation of motor vehicles, premises liability, defective products and medical negligence.

In 2008, Allan Shapiro was selected by Minnesota Lawyer magazine as Attorney of the Year for his work on an auto/train accident case tried in Anoka, Minnesota. He was honored to be selected for membership in the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA), an exclusive group of experienced trial attorneys dedicated to preserving the right to trial by jury and the continuing development of trial skills.

Allan Shapiro attended college at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. After graduating from Cornell, he traveled, lived and worked in Canada and North Carolina for two years. He then moved to Minnesota and entered the William Mitchell College of Law. Attending classes at night, he worked his way through law school as a legislative consultant and judicial law clerk for Judge Eugene Minenko of the Hennepin County District Court. In his senior year at law school, he was President of the Student Bar Association. He graduated cum laude and has practiced as a trial lawyer ever since.

Allan Shapiro has been selected as a Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine (Top 40) in the personal injury area and as a Leading Minnesota Lawyer by an independent rating organization. The Martindale and Hubbell legal directory gives Allan Shapiro their highest rating (AV). He was selected to be on the panel of mediators and arbitrators of Creative Dispute Resolution and US Arbitration & Mediation. Mr. Shapiro has been a faculty member training mediators and arbitrators at a course at St. Olaf College, sponsored by U.S. Mediation and Arbitration. He has been an Adjunct Instructor at the William Mitchell College of Law and has been a speaker at various continuing education seminars.

Mr. Shapiro is an active father of three children.  In his leisure time, he enjoys skiing, fishing and golf.  He has coached girls' softball and boys' basketball.  He also provided free legal services through the Volunteer Lawyers Network and served on several community boards.