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Welcome to Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn Injury & Accident Attorneys in Virginia Beach, VA headquarters.

Welcome to Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn Injury & Accident Attorneys in Virginia Beach, VA headquarters. We are a leading Virginia beach personal injury attorneys firm. All we do is injury law. Since 1985, we have proudly represented folks seriously injured in all types of injury cases including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, collisions involving tractor-trailers, defective product injuries, railroad worker injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and all other serious injury cases. We have offices throughout Virginia and North Carolina. Are you looking for a personal injury attorney in Virginia Beach, VA area? If you or a family member was hurt in an accident, contact our virginia beach accident lawyers today to schedule a free, confidential case review. Our Virginia beach accident attorneys are 24/7 here to help you with all of your injury and accident law matters.

Our Attorneys

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Richard Shapiro

Rick has practiced personal injury law for over two decades in Virginia, North Carolina, and throughout the Southeastern United States. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (ABA Accredited) and has litigated injury cases throughout the eastern United States, including wrongful death, trucking, faulty products, railroad and medical negligence claims.
He has written and lectured on evidence law to the AAJ, VTLA, Georgia TLA, as well as to Virginia lawyers. Rick was elected chair of the Railroad Law section of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) twice (2013-2014 and 2005-2006) and was named President of the Railroad Accident Division of the National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA 2013-14).

Rick is also a prolific U.S. inventor and designer of consumer wheeled products, holding 18 US patents and numerous foreign patents, and is an international award winning fiction thriller author, who wrote an Amazon #1 best selling suspense novel. Check out an interview of Rick about his fiction thriller, Taming the Telomeres.

To reach Rick, call our toll free number, 1-800-752-0042, or fill out a quick contact form which will be forwarded to Rick for review.

Read what some of Rick's clients say about him
"You built a very strong case, which showed when the rubber hit the road and it really showed at settlement time" - Arthur
"Rick was so passionate about my case." - Anne
"Once I contacted Mr. Shapiro, his team took care of everything." - Maureen

Professional Accolades

Was named peer reviewed 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in railroad law by Best Lawyers (Norfolk, VA area).
Recognized "Best Lawyer" by U.S. News & World Report (since '10)
10.0 perfect rating on Avvo, a lawyer rating service
Board Certified by the National Board of Legal Specialty (ABA Accredited)
​Why Being Board Certified is So Important
Selected to the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" of Virginia, by the National Trial Lawyers
Recognized as a Top 10 Trial Lawyer for truck accident litigation by the National Trial Lawyers' Trucking Association
"AV" Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, one of the most prominent and respected lawyer rating organizations in the world.
Recognized as a "Client Champion" by Martindale-Hubbell (since 2018)
Recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics Magazine (since '10)
Chairman of the American Association of Justice Railroad Section (two terms)
Executive Committee Member for the Railroad Trial Lawyers Association
Selected to Who’s Who in American Law (2009)
American Inventor, granted more than 18 U.S. Patents, with several licenses granted.
Author of Amazon #1 Best Selling Suspense Thriller, "Taming the Telomeres."

  • Juris Doctorate
  • B.A.
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Eric K. Washburn

Eric Washburn is an experienced personal injury attorney with dual licensure in Virginia and North Carolina. Eric has spent the majority of his life calling Virginia’s Hampton Roads region his home. He graduated from Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, presently located in Virginia Beach. Eric attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and graduated with a B.B.A. in Finance. Following several years of working in the information technology field, Eric aspired to become a lawyer and obtained his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.

Early in his legal career, Eric served the citizens of Danville, Virginia as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (prosecutor) where he gained invaluable trial experience in all types of serious criminal matters. Eric relocated to Virginia Beach and began practicing plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice law. He takes great pride in protecting the rights of his clients and making sure they are fully compensated for their injuries.

Eric is recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star” Super Lawyer in Virginia (since 2014). This is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in their practice of law. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Virginia receive this distinction. He is also an active member in the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Virginia Beach Bar Association.

Community Activities
Actively involved in his community, Eric currently sits on the Board of Directors for Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School.

Multi-State Licensure
All Virginia state courts
All North Carolina state courts
U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

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Randall E. Appleton

Randy Appleton has dedicated his life to helping the injured. He possesses over twenty years of experience practicing personal injury law and exclusively represents injured folks in Virginia, North Carolina, and throughout the Southeastern United States. His track record of success is impressive, including a $21 million structured settlement for a young child who suffered a brain injury as the result of a commercial trucking accident.

Randy resides in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, an area in the Outer Banks region of the state. He has practiced in North Carolina for many years and attended law school at Wake Forest University. As someone who lives in the Outer Banks area, he is in touch with issues relating to personal injury not only as an attorney, but as a resident.

Randy is licensed in both North Carolina and Virginia and has achieved success in both states. For example, Randy is recognized as a Virginia "Super Lawyer" in Law & Politics Magazine (since '11) and is listed as a "Best Lawyer" for personal injury law (since '10). To reach Randy, call our toll free number, 1-800-752-0042, or fill out a quick contact form which will be forwarded to Randy for review.

Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn Injury & Accident Att
1294 Diamond Springs Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, United States
(757) 460-7776
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