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Attorney Todd Shapiro Featured in D Magazine, May 2024

Attorney Todd Shapiro named to D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas 2024. Todd was also named to the D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas in 2023. “My father has been my mentor and role model in this business for more than 20 years,” Todd says. “He has taught me so much about the law and the business side of running a law firm. The stability we have enjoyed from owning an established family-owned operation puts our clients’ minds at ease, knowing that we will be here for the long haul. There aren’t too many legal or factual scenarios we haven’t seen or been a part of, and we draw on those moments to provide the best possible service to our clients.” Read more from the feature article.
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Family Law Attorney Spenser Housewright Joins The Shapiro Law Firm

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Spenser Housewright began her legal career as a family lawyer at one of the most prominent family law firms in Texas. She assisted high net worth clients in all matrimonial issues, including adoption, asset tracing and premarital agreements. She has had works published by the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Society of CPAs on various family law topics, including complex property issues and trial preparation. Read Spenser’s full bio.

“We are thrilled to add Spenser to our team at The Shapiro Law Firm. She brings an incredible wealth of knowledge in the Family Law field and has encountered so many different types of domestic issues all across the DFW Metroplex. Spenser’s magnetic and energetic personality instantly endears her to clients, judges and juries…she is a great fit for us and we couldn’t be more excited for her future here at the firm.” – Attorney Todd Shapiro

Attorney Todd Shapiro spoke with Will Cain on The Will Cain Podcast on November 1, 2023. They discussed the death of 29-year-old NHL hockey player Adam Johnson who died from injuries during a game.

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Attorney Todd Shapiro joined WFAA Investigative Reporter Tanya Eiserer & Senior Political Producer Berna Dean Steptoe on September 12, 2023 as a featured legal analyst covering the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s impeachment trial

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Attorney Todd Shapiro appeared on Fox News ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ On May 13, 2023 with host Will Cain to discuss Marine veteran Daniel Penny as he faces second-degree manslaughter charges in Jordan Neely’s death

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Attorney Todd Shapiro Included on D Magazine’s 2023 Best Lawyers in Dallas List

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Attorney Todd Shapiro Appeared On Fox News ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ On March 6, 2023 As An Expert Legal Analyst Regarding The Alex Murdaugh Sentencing And Why The Verdict Was ‘Quick’

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Todd Shapiro hired to represent Georgia QB after Dallas arrest

On January 28, 2023, Dallas Fort-Worth area criminal defense attorney Todd Shapiro was hired to represent Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett following an arrest for alleged public intoxication.

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Attorney Todd Shapiro appeared on Fox News Fox & Friends Weekend as an expert legal analyst regarding the case of missing Mass. mom Ana Walshe.

Attorney Todd Shapiro on Fox News Weekend

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Police still searching for missing McKinney girls last seen during CPS-supervised visit

Attorney Todd Shapiro spoke with ABC 8 WFAA-TV on January 20, 2023.

Attorney Todd Shapiro Featured Criminal Defense Law Expert on The Will Cain Podcast

Attorney Shapiro joined host Will Cain to discuss the legal implications of a customer at Ranchito Taqueria who shot and killed a man who robbed the restaurant in southwest Houston late Thursday night, according to the Houston Police Department.
Fast forward to 37:00 minute mark to hear Todd’s segment.

Todd Shapiro Successfully Defends Wife of Gubernatorial Candidate After Problematic DWI Arrest

When Dallas police arrested Angela Graham-West and jailed her overnight on suspicion of DWI, Todd Shapiro rose strongly to her defense. We never back down from taking tough, high-profile cases.

Graham-West’s field sobriety test results were affected by a brain aneurysm, Shapiro contended, not by drinking or drug use. On September 2, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office acknowledged she had no drugs or alcohol in her system.

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Todd Shapiro featured in Ask The Expert in July/August edition of Local Profile

“Todd Shapiro is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Collin County. He is committed to fighting for each person’s rights, and putting personalized effort into each case he faces. As a defender of citizens accused of various crimes, Todd is a veteran of hundreds of courtroom battles.” Read the full article on

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Todd Shapiro will defend former mayor pro tem in high-profile child pornography case

On February 11, the mayor pro tem of Allen, Texas, was arrested on two child pornography charges. Gary Caplinger, 56, surrendered himself to police, posted the $80,000 bond and was released. Read the full Gary Caplinger former mayor pro tem blog post.

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Texas Criminal Defense Attorney Todd Shapiro Appears on The Ticket Sportsradio for Criminal Law Roundtable On-Air Discussion

George Dunham, Craig Miller, and Gordon Keith have been entertaining listeners for more than 20 years in morning drive on the Ticket. “The Musers” are five-time finalists for the prestigious national Marconi Award for best radio program in a major market, and have been named Best DFW Radio Show by the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, and the American Women in Radio/Television. They are the longest-running morning show (with the same crew) in Dallas-Ft Worth, and have been the top rated show in the market since 1995.

WFAA 8 abcCollin County Attorney Todd Shapiro featured legal expert on release of Amber Guyger police interview video jurors didn’t see

(February 3, 2020 Video)

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WFAA 8 abcTexas Defense Attorney Todd Shapiro featured commentator on ABC 8 WFAA regarding Amber Guyger taking the stand at murder trial

(September 26, 2019 Video)

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Criminal Defense Attorney Todd Shapiro interviewed by Fox 4 KDFW on Amber Guyger murder trial

For serious criminal charges, Texans choose Experience You Can Count On at The Shapiro Law Firm. To read more on the Amber Guyger trial and Todd’s comments visit:

IN THE NEWS: Body Cam Video Of Confrontation To Keep Gunman From Killing Texas Police Chief Released

Wylie East teacher, son face charges after police say child sexually assaulted at New Year’s Eve party

A Frisco man who specializes in child photography was arrested on a charge of indecency with an 11-year-old girl. Frisco police arrested 53-year-old Don Sparks on behalf of Dallas Police. Authorities said the alleged incident happened at a home Sparks rented in Dallas.

Baby dies after being left in hot car near Melissa – Story | KDFW

Texts, calls from judge’s wife prompt Paxton legal maneuver
November 3, 2015

Todd Shapiro on Intoxication Manslaughter Case (Fox 4 News)

Attorney for Dewhurst Niece Slams Attention on Shoplifting Arrest (NBCDWF Channel 5)

No indictment for Torii Hunter’s son (ESPN)

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Charges dropped against Prosper teens accused of rape

Son of MLB Player Innocent of Texas Sexual Assault, Lawyer Declares: May 17, 2012

The 17-year-old son of a Major League outfielder was arrested Monday on allegations of sexual assault — allegations his attorney has categorically denied. The young man was freed on bond from a Collin County jail later the same day.

According to The Dallas Morning News, the prosecutor in the case contends the alleged assault occurred after a group of boys invited various girls to a party, drugged them and then had sex.

The 17-year-old’s attorney, Todd Shapiro, said in a statement, “We were stunned by these accusations, disappointed by the way it was handled, but completely confident that the facts will prove [the accused] is innocent. He, as well as his family, looks forward to the opportunity to clear his name at the appropriate time.”

The young man is a standout athlete at his high school and is currently being recruited by several college athletic programs. Moreover, “He’s a very good student,” said Shapiro in a statement reported by KENS5. “He’s got a lot going for him; he still does have a lot going for him, and he will have a lot going for him. It’s just, as you can imagine, if you’re a parent, very upsetting when your kid gets arrested.”

The young man’s father has reportedly taken a sabbatical from his MLB career for a “personal matter” — presumably to be with his son and family during this especially trying time.

Source: USA Today, Prosecutor: [MLB Player’s] son assaulted girl, Robert Klemko, May 16, 2012

Attorney: McKinney doctor is not a molester
November 15, 2011 (WFAA video)

Sex Assault Suspect Dated Dance Studio Owner
(CBS DFW video)

Gene Folkes — ‘Apprentice’ Star — Not Guilty in Alleged Wife Choking
June 26, 2011

Two Plano men indicted on child pornography charges (November 12, 2009), Travis Hunter Blank, 32, faces up to 20 years in federal prison after being indicted on charges of possessing and transporting child pornography. He will not accept a plea bargain and has a Jan. 12 trial date, Shapiro said.

Callers Criticize Sibling Fight Arrest (video no longer available)
June 9, 2009

Plano Mom Who Dropped Baby From Balcony Sentenced To Prison
November 10, 2008

Jury to resume deliberating punishment for Plano mother convicted of dropping baby off balcony (article no longer available online)
November 6, 2008

Trial starts for Plano woman accused of dropping toddler from balcony
November 3, 2008

Man acquitted in 2006 Lower Greenville Avenue shooting case (article no longer available online)
August 16, 2008

Kyle Lackey receives probation (article no longer available online)
March 28, 2007

3 family members plead guilty to fraud charges (article no longer available online)
July 27, 2006

Newton to remain in custody after judge says no to bail
December 14, 2001

PLUS: COURT NEWS; No Charges Filed Against Irvin
August 12, 2000

Woman Accuses Newton of Assault (article no longer available online)
August 14, 1997

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