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Ben Shapiro

Senior Counsel
Atlanta
T: 678.406.8709
F: 404.238.9795

Ben Shapiro, senior counsel in the Firm's Atlanta office, is a member of the Construction Group.

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. Shapiro represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals in construction disputes in state and federal courts, arbitration and mediation. He has been AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for 30 years, the highest possible peer review rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Mr. Shapiro is a co-founder of Georgia Legal Services Program, the state-wide legal service system in Georgia. Mr. Shapiro is also a Fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers. He is past chair of the Construction Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and he served as a Trustee of Emory University from 1990 to 1996.

Mr. Shapiro attended the United States Naval Justice School and served in the Judge Advocate General Corps in the Naval Reserve.

Representative Matters
  • Represented engineering and construction management company in  declaratory judgment action against a competitor from whom our client hired 30+ engineers, effective crippling their Georgia location.  Led all litigation efforts and succeeded in resolving the case after winning several initial motions before state and federal courts. (2013)
Professional Honors & Activities
  • Member – Atlanta, Georgia and American Bar Associations
  • Member – District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member – U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Construction Law since 2003 
  • Listed in Georgia Super Lawyers since 2004
  • Fellow – American College of Construction Lawyers
  • Selected by Georgia Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in 2006
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers in the area of Construction since 2004
  • Past President – Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia, Inc.
  • President – Emory Law School Alumni Association
  • Selected by the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) as the "GLSP Champion of Justice," 2012
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Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1967
  • Emory University, B.A., 1964
  • United States Naval Justice School

Admissions

  • Georgia, 1966

Ben Shapiro of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC acts for owners, contractors and suppliers. He has vast experience with construction disputes, and particular proficiency in mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Ben Shapiro of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC is a seasoned construction attorney who acts for contractors and subcontractors, designers, suppliers and owners, to tackle contentious issues relating to a wide range of project developments.

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