Sutton A. Shapiro, Esq. is a veteran Trial Attorney with over eleven years of experience as an attorney and seventeen years’ experience in law serving on the dedicated legal team at Wilshire Law Firm. Working from his expansive legal background, Sutton specializes in several areas of the law including personal injury law, employment law, commercial litigation, and much more. Due to his passionate desire to help innocent accident victims and their families, Sutton focuses on personal injury cases.
Mr. Shapiro is deeply familiar with all phases of law and motion, from formulating litigation strategies and preparing cases for trial to handling complex interstate depositions and discovery. His unique legal solutions to the challenges his clients face have helped him secure many favorable settlements on his clients’ behalf. Sutton attributes this success to the specific and custom approach that he brings to every case he works on; he takes time to build trust and respect with his clients and combines this with his invaluable legal expertise to achieve proven results.
These proven results were seen recently when Sutton and Jon Teller, Esq., Partner and Trial Attorney at Wilshire Law Firm, successfully advocated for a client injured in a motorcycle accident. Despite the insurance company initially offering $40,000 in compensation, Sutton and Jon worked tirelessly to secure a verdict of nearly $14 million on the client’s behalf. Sutton’s professional philosophy is to always do what is in the best interest of the client as he tries to protect clients from people who intend to harm them.
Sutton’s dedication to excellent representation and client service has earned him recognition within the legal community as well. He is a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, and he was named a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars Honoree every year since 2020. Sutton earned his Juris Doctor from the University of La Verne College of Law, where he served as the Treasurer of the Student Bar Association.
Sutton’s inspiration for being a lawyer was to zealously advocate for his clients in court and speak on their behalf. However, the one thing that Sutton has learned most from his time being a lawyer is that yes, what you say is important, and how you say it is even more important, but listening is what is the most important. If you cannot be a good listener, you cannot be a good lawyer.
“Law says the judge as he looks down his nose,
Speaking clearly and most severely,
Law is as I’ve told you before,
Law is as you know I suppose,
Law is but let me explain it once more,
Law is the Law.”
“Law Like Love” – W.H. Auden
Mr. Shapiro is a family man who is striving to be the best husband and father he can be as he adds to his impressive legal resume spanning over seventeen years. Outside of law, Sutton enjoys sports, culinary arts, music, and travel.
What types of cases do you typically handle?
Sutton handles a wide variety of cases such as Personal Injury Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, and more.
What law school did you attend?
Sutton received his Juris Doctor from the University of La Verne College of Law.
How long have you been practicing law?
Sutton has been practicing law for over a decade.
- State Bar of California
- US District Court for the Eastern District of California
- US District Court for Northern District of California
- J.D., University of La Verne College of Law
- B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
Awards & Leadership Roles
- 2020-2022, Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star Honoree
- Member, The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 under 40
- Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
- Honorary Board Member, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC)