Mitchell Shapiro LLP

Mitchell Shapiro LLP Atlanta, Georgia's Accident, Injury and Commercial Litigation Attorneys
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Mitchell & Shapiro LLP, a firm of medical malpractice, personal injury and commercial litigation attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in early 1997 by Richard Mitchell and Kenneth Shapiro, both of whom were previously partners in major Atlanta law firms. Richard and Ken have both received the highest AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and have combined legal experience of over 65 years. In addition, they both have repeatedly been named "Georgia Super Lawyers" by Atlanta Magazine.Attorneys Patrick O'Connor and Zack Greenamyre, plus a first-rate support staff, complete the firm. Patrick has been named "Georgia Super Lawyers – Rising Stars" by Atlanta Magazine.

Operating as usual

08/18/2020
Great Trials Podcast

Here is the podcast featuring our partner Richard Mitchell

👨‍⚕️ What happens when hospital staff members are more concerned with "covering their hineys" than healing the patients in their care?

Elizabeth Dickinson was admitted to an Atlanta hospital for car crash-related injuries and was later transferred to Landmark Hospital of Athens, Georgia. Landmark's staff failed to regularly rotate her position on the bed. As a result, Elizabeth developed a stage 4 sacral ulcer, which took a year to heal and continues to limit her activities to this day.

Tune in to today's brand NEW episode, and learn how Mitchell Shapiro LLP partner Richard Mitchell secured justice for Elizabeth and a $1.3 million verdict.

➡️ LISTEN NOW >> https://bit.ly/GTPEp78

Our partner Richard Mitchell is featured on the Great Trials Podcast this week
08/14/2020

Our partner Richard Mitchell is featured on the Great Trials Podcast this week

A new episode is headed your way! Tune in this Tuesday and hear how Mitchell Shapiro LLP partner Richard Mitchell secured justice for a woman who sustained a painful pressure ulcer due to the negligence of hospital staff members.

Certain vehicles will be more reliable on the road than others, especially in the event of a crash.
06/23/2020
13 Safest Vehicles

Certain vehicles will be more reliable on the road than others, especially in the event of a crash.

What are they?

Our attorney Zack Greenamyre, along with William J. Atkins, is in the newspaper today arguing that the legal barriers to...
06/11/2020
It's Easier to Convict Officers of Murder Than for Victim's Family to Win Damages in Civil Court: Let's Fix That | Daily Report

Our attorney Zack Greenamyre, along with William J. Atkins, is in the newspaper today arguing that the legal barriers to holding police officers accountable for bad conduct have gone too far.

To illustrate their point, they show that it would be easier to convict the officers who killed George Floyd of murder than it would be to present his family's claims for damages to a jury.

"The actions of the officers accused of killing George Floyd have been universally condemned by politicians, law enforcement officials and protesters worldwide. Virtually all agree that their actions should not be excused and cannot be justifed as a legitimate use of police power in any civilized society.

"Resulting conversation and protest has led to widespread calls for reform, including of the ways in which our civil justice system holds law enforcement accountable when officers violate citizens’ rights. That dialogue got us to thinking about “official immunity,” which acts as a defense for suits against government actors under Georgia state law and in many other states. In the years since protests against law enforcement killings have become endemic, and despite several high-profile deadly force cases here in Georgia, we know of no effort to reform our official immunity doctrine. We think that is a mistake."

https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/06/10/its-easier-to-convict-officers-of-murder-than-for-victims-family-to-win-damages-in-civil-court-lets-fix-that/

It's time to modify official immunity.

Driving fatigued triples the risk of an accident and may be just as dangerous as driving drunk.
06/10/2020
Drowsy Driving Is A Top Killer

Driving fatigued triples the risk of an accident and may be just as dangerous as driving drunk.

Young people are especially at risk.

Motorcycle riders should be aware of the dangers on the road and how to avoid an accident.
04/01/2020
3 Tips For Safe Motorcycling

Motorcycle riders should be aware of the dangers on the road and how to avoid an accident.

What are they?

Mitchell & Shapiro is proud to represent youths who have been injured by violence at the hands of juvenile correctional ...
11/18/2019
Georgia’s juvenile prisons: Assaults by guards, strip searches, chaos

Mitchell & Shapiro is proud to represent youths who have been injured by violence at the hands of juvenile correctional officers.

The story of our client, N.T., sounds all too similar to the stories contained in this stunning article from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Call us today to understand your loved one's options and to fight back against unnecessary violence against children.

https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/violence-permeates-youth-prisons/7YRQTDEnIT20hGVEnjqybP/

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice fired at least 60 officers from 2015 to 2018 for using excessive force on youths, the Journal-Constitution found by reviewing personnel files, investigators’ reports, law enforcement certification records and other documents. At least six more officers resigned under investigation of their use of force.

But criminal charges against the department’s officers are exceedingly rare.

Since 2015, the department has sought charges against just six officers across the state for physically assaulting prisoners. Five other officers have been charged during that time with having sexual relationships with prisoners, one with setting up fights among youths and another with neglecting an inmate who tried to hang himself.

The AJC's series on juvenile justice continues with a close look at violence in Georgia's youth prisons, where assaults by guards and strip searches add to dehumanizing environment.

American Association for Justice
10/11/2019
American Association for Justice

American Association for Justice

ICYMI: The investigation into Wall Street's #MeToo movement exposes the deadly impact of forced arbitration. In case after case, women filed claims only to be blocked by a policy that silences survivors and gives immunity to harassers. #EndForcedArbitration

American Association for Justice
10/07/2019
American Association for Justice

American Association for Justice

U.S. House passes landmark bill to end forced arbitration and restore Americans’ rights.

Not all motorists keep their cars - including their tires - up to par. Could it lead to an accident?
09/25/2019
Tire Pressure Matters

Not all motorists keep their cars - including their tires - up to par. Could it lead to an accident?

How often should it be checked?

Great day for Justice. Let's hope the Senate follows.
09/20/2019

Great day for Justice. Let's hope the Senate follows.

The U.S. House of Representatives just passed the #FAIRAct with bipartisan support to #EndForcedArbitration for all American workers & consumers!

Final vote count: 225 to 186

09/12/2019

Congratulations to our lawyers Richard Mitchell and Zack Greenamyre who, along with Darren Summerville, just got a $1.3 million verdict in a hard fought medical malpractice case in Gwinnett County! A great day for justice for our very deserving client Elizabeth Dickinson.

Learn about how someone with a phone addiction is likely to get into a crash.
08/21/2019
Phones Cause Crashes

Learn about how someone with a phone addiction is likely to get into a crash.

Phone addiction is a real problem.

Even the rich and famous are not immune from medical mistakes
07/23/2019
The New York Times

Even the rich and famous are not immune from medical mistakes

After Neil Armstrong’s death in 2012, a bitter medical dispute led to a secret $6 million settlement for the astronaut’s family.

Some great press for one of our brave police misconduct clients."A transgender woman spent five months in the Fulton Cou...
07/23/2019
Lawsuit: Atlanta trans woman jailed for five months on bogus charges

Some great press for one of our brave police misconduct clients.

"A transgender woman spent five months in the Fulton County Jail on trumped-up charges of cocaine trafficking, according to a federal lawsuit against the arresting officers.

Ju’Zema Goldring’s attorney Zack Greenamyre said officers bungled the test they did on the contents of a stress ball Golding was carrying when she was stopped by police and arrested her anyway.

“Ms. Goldring’s incarceration lasted as long as it did because of the false drug charge, which was only supported by an inaccurate and incorrectly performed drug test,” he said in a statement."

https://www.projectq.us/atlanta/lawsuit_atlanta_trans_woman_jailed_for_five_months_on_bogus_charges

A transgender woman spent five months in Fulton County Jail on trumped-up charges of cocaine trafficking, according to a federal lawsuit against the arresting officers.

It happened nearly four years ago when former officer Marc Lofton arrested her for driving while taking anti-depressent ...
06/21/2019
City settles DUI cases for $225,000

It happened nearly four years ago when former officer Marc Lofton arrested her for driving while taking anti-depressent medication prescribed by her doctor.

“I think that they know what they did was wrong, but they’re not going to admit that,” Williams said.

The same thing happened to Adam Carpenter. He was arrested for DUI even though his drug test came back negative.

"It has been a struggle because some people are skeptical and think maybe I was on drugs or something and I wasn’t,” Carpenter said.

The charges were later dropped after the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia investigated their cases and found ‘significant errors in several of the DUI-Drug investigations.’ performed by Lofton.

“It was an embarrassment because who is going to believe that a police officer did this to a person,” Williams said.

So, they turned to a high-powered law firm in Atlanta to litigate their cases. The city of Statham settled for $225,000.

https://www.cbs46.com/news/city-settles-dui-cases-for/article_36cf76de-93d0-11e9-a29d-d39bd0ad04fa.html

STATHAM, Ga. (CBS46) -- New developments in the case of a former police officer accused of falsely arresting people for DUI.

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