Robert Shapiro

Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro, LLP
10250 Constellation Blvd Fl 19Th
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 556-7886

Internationally renowned litigator Robert Shapiro is a senior partner at Los Angeles-based Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP. He has represented a number of high-profile corporations, including Rockstar Energy Drink, Diamond Resorts International, Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts Ltd, Cadeau Express, as well as many celebrity clients.

Mr. Shapiro has a reputation for being a zealous advocate for his clients. His success in trying cases has allowed him to negotiate settlements and bring resolution without going to trial. His abstract imagination gives him the ability to analyze facts from all sides.

Mr. Shapiro has more than 30 years of criminal litigation practice, including the successful defenses of O.J. Simpson and Christian Brando. Shortly after the Simpson trial, Mr. Shapiro steered his practice away from criminal defense and toward the civil arena. The striking evolution of his career gives him a background that is unmatched by most attorneys. Many civil litigators have experience taking depositions, but cannot carry that experience into the courtroom or in front of a jury, which sets Mr. Shapiro apart.

Representative Matters

Defends high-profile clients, including O.J. Simpson, Christian Brando and Robert Evans.

Representing Wynn Resorts Ltd. in litigation regarding the removal of its largest shareholder and the redemption of his stock.

Representing Zhang Hongbao, a fugitive from China who founded the Zhang Gong movement with 34 million followers. After spending 16 months in jail, Mr. Shapiro secured his release within two months of being retained.

Representing Amdi Peterson, the founder of Denmark-based Tvind (also called the Teacher's Group), in extradition proceedings.

In civil matters, representing John Paul Mitchell Systems, Occidental Petroleum and Diamond Resorts International.

Representing Steve Wynn in a broad range of general litigation matters.


The Brent Shapiro Foundation


Glaser Weil Named One of 2012 Top Ranked Law Firms by Fortune Magazine

"Judge Rules for Wynn in Ousted Investor's Challenge," by Alexandra Berzon, Wall Street Journal MarketWatch, October 2, 2012

"Update 2-Judge won't block redemption of Okada's Wynn Stake," by Sue Zeidler, Reuters, October 2, 2012

"Okada Loses Bid to Vote Wynn Resorts Shares at Meeting," by Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg Businessweek, October 2, 2012

"O.J. Simpson ?dream team' lawyer Robert Shapiro representing Wynn in fight with director," by Steve Green,, January 30, 2012

"The Lawyer of the Century: Robert Shapiro," by Mary Waldron, LawCrossing

Mr. Shapiro has appeared on every network and cable news channel as a legal analyst

Honors & Awards

Selected as one of "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America," National Law Journal

Named one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers," The National Trial Lawyers

"Top California Litigator," Benchmark Litigation, multiple years

Selected by Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Charter Member

Ranked as one of the "Nation's Top 100 Attorneys," National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Founding Member

Designated a "Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of California," The American Society of Legal Advocates

Awarded "Premier 100 Trial Attorney," National Academy of Jurisprudence, formerly known as the American Academy of Trial Attorneys

Named one of "50 Inspirational Alumni" Loyola Law School

Southern California Super Lawyers, multiple years

Pro-Bono Lawyer of the Year by the State of Nevada, 2008


"Lawyers Get $35,000 an Hour ? and Shareholders Foot the Bill," HuffPost Crime, Sept. 26, 2012

"Hurdles in Securities Fraud Litigation: An Overview," co-authored with Janet S. McCloud, Securities Litigation Report, October 2011

"In Blake Versus Peterson, Difference Was Defense Strategy," Los Angeles Daily Journal Forum, March 28, 2005

"What if a juror's motive is a lucrative book deal?" San Jose Mercury News, Nov. 21, 2004

"The Basic Rules of White-Collar Defense," Wall Street Journal, July 19, 2004

"Misconception," co-authored with Walt Becker, 2002

"The Search for Justice: A Defense Attorney's Brief on the O.J. Simpson Case," 1996