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‘Superhero’ Lawyer Who Argued Cases Before Supreme Court Slain in Home

By on August 15, 2018 in Criminal Law

Stephen Shapiro, known as “a superhero” among his fellow attorneys for his frequent appearances before the U.S. Supreme Court, was shot and killed in a domestic altercation Monday at his Chicago-area home, according to the Chicago Tribune.

“Shapiro’s slaying shook up legal circles from Chicago to Washington, with friends and colleagues recalling a man who had reached the apex of his profession yet maintained his modest tastes and unpretentious personality,” write reporters John Keilman and Kathy Routliffe.

Shapiro was a partner at Mayer Brown and founder and senior member of the firm’s appellate practice, according to information on the firm’s website. He argued 30 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Police arrested a man in a Winnetka apartment in connection with the murder.

Read the Chicago Tribune article.