Three partners at the Virginia Beach firm of Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton had a busy month of November going. Each had a big case in the works.
On Nov. 15, John Cooper, Jim Lewis and Rick Shapiro all left the office, wishing each other good luck.
Cooper went to a mediation session for a wrongful death case he filed in Portsmouth. After a day, a deal was struck.
He reached a settlement for $3.5 million.
Lewis went to trial in a medical-malpractice case in Norfolk. After five days, the jury came back for the plaintiff.
He got a verdict for $2.3 million.
And Shapiro went to Knoxville, Tenn., to try an FELA mesothelioma case. The trial schedule got caught up in the Thanksgiving long weekend. Earlier this week, the verdict came back.
He got a verdict for $8.6 million.
That’s a good month. Lewis said, “It doesn’t happen very often,” but when it does it’s pretty satisfying.
He added that he and his partners were calling it their “Perfect Storm November.” Indeed.