David Shapiro, founding partner of Dickstein Shapiro, has passed away. Shapiro died in London of a heart attack at age 81.
In addition to being a founding partner, Mr. Shapiro was a prominent figure at the Supreme Court where he argued several well known cases. In 1960, he successfully defended the 1st amendment rights of George Lincoln Rockwell, the head of the American Nazi Party.
He is survived by Carolyn, his wife of 29 years, along with five children and numerous grandchildren.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP, founded in 1953, is a multi-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys in Washington, DC, New York, and Los Angeles.