Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, 1987

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States District Court for the Northern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas

United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Mr. Shapiro joined the Firm upon graduating from Emory University Law School in May 1987. After five years with the Firm and two years at another firm, Mr. Shapiro opened his own law practice. After a little over two years as a solo practitioner, Mr. Shapiro re-joined the Firm as a shareholder. Mr. Shapiro practices in the area of commercial litigation, with an emphasis on construction law. He is a certified mediator and arbitrator and enjoys serving in those roles.

Practice Areas


  • Oberlin College (B.A., 1983)

  • Emory University (J.D., 1987)

  • Business Manager/Editor Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal 1986-1987

  • Author, Bankruptcy Jurisdiction Under the 1984 Amendments: One Step Backward, One Step Forward, EMORY BANKRUPTCY DEVELOPMENTS JOURNAL, Vol. 3, 1986

Professional Organizations

  • State Bar of Texas

  • Construction Law Section

  • Dallas Bar Association

  • Construction Law Section


  • Co-Author, Texas Construction Law Manual, Third Edition (Thomson/West, 2005)

Robert J. Shapiro

Director, Shareholder

(972) 388-5137

Legal Assistant: Mary Lou Cortimilia

(972) 388-5155

(972) 239-7493

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