Jim 'The Hammer' Shapiro is a Rochester, NY lawyer well known for his outrageous advertising. His tag line is "I may be an SOB, but I'm your SOB." In his advertisings he angrily smashed his fist into his open hand, making the motion of a hammer. He admits that while he "cannot rip the hearts out of those who hurt you. I cannot hand you their severed heads. But I can hunt them down and settle the score."
Shapiro no longer advertises in Rochester. The community found out that he lives in Florida and has not tried a case in NY, or even lived in NY, for over 10 years.
Shapiro was sanctioned with a $1.9 million verdict for legal malpractice for a case where he settled a case for $65,000 without ever meeting with the client whose injuries from a car crash exceeded that settlement.
For an example of some of Jim 'The Hammer' Shapiro's advertising Google him.
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