The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC, was founded in 2009 by Aaron D.P. Shapiro, Esq. Aaron was frustrated with the bureaucracy and the profit-driven mindset of big law firms that put firm interests first, and set out to create a client-centered legal practice.
Aaron began this process by cutting out unnecessary costs in order to keep overhead low. Rather than splurge on a fancy office, Aaron sought modest office space. Rather than paying large amounts of money to a third party to advertise and market the firm, Aaron and his dog Philo walked up and down the streets of New York City promoting the new firm and handing out his business cards to anyone who was interested. His relentless and admirable pursuit to personally promote The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC, attracted much attention and ultimately enabled the firm to become the success that it is today.
A few years later, Amanda B. Shaffer, Esq., joined The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC, as an of-counsel attorney. Aaron is married to Amanda’s sister Jessica, but this is not another case of nepotism. Aaron ensured that Amanda worked to the level of excellence that he strives for in his own work. Aaron’s “tough love” attitude quickly shaped Amanda into a confident, outspoken and effective litigator. Competitive in nature, Amanda and Aaron’s unique relationship greatly benefits clients. By constantly challenging the other’s view points, we strike to make advancing client interests paramount. Clients frequently state that they enjoy Amanda and Aaron’s comedic banter and intelligent and effective legal debates.
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Aaron D.P. Shapiro, Esq.
Licenses: New York, Connecticut, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Main Practice Areas: Immigration Law, Criminal Law, Family, Transactional & Civil Matters
Aaron has lived in the tri-state area his entire life. Aaron is the owner and founder of The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC. In 2009, Aaron set out to create a law firm founded on honesty, integrity and accessibility. His goal is to advance each client’s interests within the bounds of the law.
Aaron attended Rutgers University, where he graduated with honors in 2005, focusing his studies on Political Science and Philosophy.
He attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree in 2008.
Aaron resides in Connecticut, with his wife, two sons, and rescued dog, Philo. Aaron enjoys sailing his 1972 Pearson P26 sloop that he rebuilt with his brother, playing piano and guitar, working on cars and motorcycles, woodworking and vegetable gardening.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2008
Degree: Bachleor of Arts (B.A.)
Majors: Political Science & Philosophy
Honors: Cum Laude, 2005
Activities & Hobbies
Rebuilding & Sailing 1972 P26 sloop sail boat
Working on cars & motorcycles
Playing Piano & Guitar
Rutgers & Giants Football
• New York, Connecticut
Amanda B. Shaffer, Esq.
Licenses: New York, New Jersey, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Main Practice Areas: Immigration Law, Family Law, & Litigation
Amanda was born and raised in New York and currently resides in the Upper East Side with her boyfriend and two dogs. She joined The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC, as a legal assistant in August 2012, and was promoted to of-counsel in November of 2012, when she was admitted to the New Jersey bar.
Amanda enjoys working at The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC, because she is able to meet and engage with clients and make a real difference in people’s lives. Analytical by nature, there was never any doubt that Amanda was going to become a lawyer. She has always had a passion for debate and justice. Amanda thrives in the courtroom by fervently advocating for her client's rights.
Amanda understands the stress and uneasiness that clients feel when they have to attend a court proceeding or an immigration appointment. In order to reduce nerves, Amanda always attempts to connect with her clients by making jokes and taking their mind off of the stressful situation. Clients find that Amanda is easy-going, kind and pleasant to converse with. Most importantly, Amanda is able to empathize with clients from all over the world, enabling an honest line of communication that secures quicker and better results for her clients.
Amanda prides herself on honesty and integrity. She hopes that her commitment to law and justice is evident in her work product and fervently works to represent her clients' best ineterests.
QUINNIPIAC SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2012
Concentration: Criminal Law
Honors: Cum Laude
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), 2009
Majors: Sociology & Political Science (with a sub-concentration in law, criminology and deviance)
Activities & Affiliations
Michigan & Giants Football
Playing Softball & Snowboarding
• New Jersey, New York