Angela Emmerling Shapiro is a litigation Shareholder based in Butzel's Detroit office. She has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial litigation, with a strong focus on electronic discovery (“E-Discovery”). She is a Certified E-Discovery Specialist, having earned CEDS certification through ACEDS, as well as a Certified Information Privacy Professional, having earned CIPP/US certification through IAPP.
Angela leverages her training and years of experience to efficiently and cost-effectively guide clients through complicated global and domestic E-Discovery requirements in lawsuits, arbitrations, and governmental investigations (including DOJ, NHTSA and Congressional investigations). She oversees all stages of the E-Discovery life cycle, including information management, developing and executing preservation plans, working with the client to identify and collect data, creating efficient review workflows, assessing and utilizing technology assisted review where appropriate, managing contract reviewers, negotiating production protocols, and approving final deliverables for production. She also litigates electronic discovery issues, including spoliation and cost shifting, and negotiates contracts with technology and other vendors.
Angela has been repeatedly recognized by her peers and DBusiness Magazine as a "Top Lawyer" in the areas of Information Management and E-Discovery. In 2018, Crain's Detroit Business included Angela in its inaugural class of “Notable Women in Technology.”
Angela sits on the firm’s Technology and Pro Bono Committees. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, and the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in all Michigan state and federal courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
Angela graduated from Michigan State University (1994) and the Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1998). She earned numerous honors during her academic career and was the recipient of an Eve August Moot Court Scholarship and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Plaque.
Primary Practice Areas
Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University 1998, J.D.
Michigan State University 1994, B.A.
- Supreme Court of the United States
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- American Bar Association
- Oakland County Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- State Bar of Michigan
Awards & Recognitions
Awards & Recognitions
DBusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Information Management & eDiscovery Law, 2014, 2017-2023; Information Technology Law, 2018 & 2022
MDTC Volunteer of the Year, 2013
International Academy of Trial Lawyers Plaque
- Successfully defended client in Superfund cost recover suit brought to recover costs in cleaning up PCB and lead contamination estimated to run as high as $300-500 million
- Obtained summary judgment in favor of Huron Valley Steel in an extremely complex, $500 million CERCLA cost-recovery litigation brought by Plaintiff.
News & Events
- Firm News, 11.15.2022
- DBusiness Magazine, 11.26.2018