Shapiro, Robert

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Shapiro, Robert Gender: M
Robert Leslie Shapiro
born on 2 September 1942 at 07:47 (= 07:47 AM )
Place Plainfield, New Jersey, 40n38, 74w24
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 09°22' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 07°35 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 24°43'


American attorney, well liked and respected with a famous string of high-profile clients from the movie and sports industries. Skilled at plea bargaining and an excellent strategist, he is meticulous and disciplined, and develops a close, very personal relationship with his clients. He had handled only ten homicide cases, including Christian Brando in 1990, when he was approached to take the O.J. Simpson case. A family man and a hands-on parent, he talked it over with his family before deciding. He stood to make some $2 million on the case but it would mean long days and hard work, a tough case.

The only child of a factory worker and a housewife, he moved to Los Angeles in 1943. Gregarious and a good dancer, he was flashy until he got into Loyola law school. In 1969 he began work as a Deputy D.A. in Los Angeles, then went into private practice in 1972.

Shapiro had a brief first marriage that ended in annulment. In 1969 he met model Linell Thomas and they married the following year; two sons, Brent, 1981 and Grant, 1984. They live well in Beverly Hills where he has a private gym in the garage to work out and keep in shape. Not a drinker, he prefers health drinks though he is a wine connoisseur. He wears Armani suits and when on a case, is a steady worker, living with a phone that rings 24 hours a day.

The Simpson defense team was composed of Shapiro, F. Lee Bailey and Alan Dershowitz. Their client was accused of murdering his wife, Nicole, on 6/12/1994. The sensational trial began on 9/17/1996. The public was riveted by the trial as it unfolded on TV for the following year and became, to many, a joke and parody, a gross use of tax-payers funds. America was glued to their seats, even up to the shocking conclusion of the trial, which resulted in his acquittal.

After representing Darryl Strawberry in a contract settlement in 1994, Shapiro has slapped the baseball player with a lawsuit 8/19/1998 for $100,000 of fees remaining unpaid. Strawberry denies the claim.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Bailey, F. Lee (born 10 June 1933)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Dershowitz, Alan (born 1 September 1938)
  • (has as) protégé relationship with Simpson, O. J. (born 9 July 1947). Notes: Client


  • Family : Change residence 1943 (Family moved to L.A.)
  • Work : New Job 1969 (Deputy D.A. in L.A.)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1970 (Brief first marriage)
  • Work : New Job 1972 (Began his private practice)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1973 (Linell Thomas)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1981 (Son Brent born)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1984 (Son Grant born)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1990 (Represented Christian Brando)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 17 September 1996 (Trial of O.J. Simpson began, over one year)
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  • Crime : Law suit 19 August 1998 at 12:00 midnight in Los Angeles, CA (Filed against client Darryl Strawberry)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand, LMR


  • Traits : Body : Aerobic exercise (Works out in garage gym to stay in shape)
  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker
  • Family : Childhood : Only child
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (First marriage annulled)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Model Linell Thomas)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Extraordinarily nurturing (Very supportive of his family)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Lawsuit instigated (Non-payment suit)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney (Represents high profile clients)