Robert Shapiro Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Agu 31, 2022 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Jul 09, 2022
Edited by Naomi Carr
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Robert Shapiro has been included in the list of 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the USA by 'The National Law Journal'.
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About Robert Shapiro

Robert Leslie Shapiro was born on September 2, 1942, in New Jersey, USA.

Robert Shapiro is one of the most well-known names in the law sector. He has fought and won a number of high-profile cases, while representing numerous famous clients.

Shapiro is one of the most famous lawyers in the field of criminal defense. Robert Shapiro became a member of the State Bar in California in 1969. One of the first biggest cases of his career was when he sued Darryl Strawberry over a lack of payment of dues. The case was eventually settled out of court.

Keep reading to learn more about the life and career of Robert Shapiro!

Robert Shapiro Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Robert Shapiro's net worth?

Robert Shapiro has a huge net worth, estimated at $100 million.

How much does Robert Shapiro earn per year?

There is currently no information available regarding the annual income of Robert Shapiro. However, it is presumed that he has earned around $10 million per year from his legal cases.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Robert Shapiro?

Robert Shapiro is 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) tall.

How old is Robert Shapiro?

Robert Shapiro was born on September 2, 1942. He is currently 79 years old and will turn 80 in September 2022.

Childhood And Education

Robert Shapiro was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey, the United States of America. His parents were Mary Shapiro, who was a housewife, and Marty Shapiro, who worked in a factory. There is very little available information regarding his childhood and early family life.

Robert Shapiro completed his schooling at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, before going on to attend The University of California (UCLA), where he graduated with a major in Finance. He completed his Law degree at Loyola Law School.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Robert Shapiro's partner?

Robert Shapiro has been married to Linell Shapiro since 1970, and the pair also share two children, namely Grant Shapiro and Ben Shapiro.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Robert Shapiro represented Erik Menendez and Lyle Menendez in their first-degree convictions.

Shapiro played an extremely important role in the OJ Simpson trial, which remains the biggest case of his career to date. Shapiro led the defense team, commonly known by the media as the 'Dream Team', before he eventually let Johnnie Cochran take over as the first chair. When asked about the case later, he was critical of his fellow attorneys for the defense strategy that they had used, but also concluded that he believed that OJ Simpson was granted justice and that the jury had made the right decision on the basis of reasonable doubt. He moved from criminal defense to civil litigation after the OJ Simpson trial. He is currently a senior partner at Glaser, Weil, Fink, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro LLP.

Robert Shapiro has served as the lawyer for celebrity clients, such as Christian Brando, Johnny Carson, F. Lee Bailey, and the Kardashians. The Loyola Law School graduate has also represented Vince Coleman, Jose Canseco, and Darryl Strawberry. Robert Shapiro had also served as the lawyer for William C. Rader, the stem cell pioneer, when he had to appear in front of the Medical Board of California. He was tasked with ensuring that Rader did not lose his medical license permanently. He has also represented the famous actress Eva Longoria, along with Steve Wynn of Wynn Resorts.

Robert Shapiro has published numerous books on the subject of law, which discuss in detail the cases he has fought and won throughout his illustrious career. He is also an entrepreneur and serves as one of the co-founders of a number of companies such as, ShoeDazzle, and LegalZoom. He has also appeared in a number of television advertisements for these companies. He is also the creator of a character in a children's book called 'Somo Says No'. The character is named Somo the Sober Monkey and the book was written to raise awareness about the harms of drugs. Robert Shapiro has been portrayed by various celebrities, such as John Travolta and Ron Silver, in different movies and television series.

Charity Work

Robert Shapiro is the founder and chairman of the board of the Brent Shapiro Foundation, which targets to raise awareness regarding drug abuse. He dedicated the facility to his son Brent. He also founded Pickford Lofts, a rehab facility.

What awards has Robert Shapiro won?

Robert Shapiro has been the recipient of the American Juris Prudence Award on two different occasions.

Other Interesting Robert Shapiro Facts And Trivia

  • Robert Shapiro's zodiac sign is Virgo.
  • He was a member of Zeta Beta Tau during his days at UCLA.
  • Shapiro's 'Dream Team' for the OJ Simpson case also included Carl Douglas and Robert Kardashian.

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Robert Shapiro Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Robert Leslie Shapiro

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




177 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown




Loyola Law School

Net Worth



Linell Thomas


Mary Shapiro, Marty Shapiro
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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