"Out on I-40, two friends and I hit the asphalt at 90mph. You never forget something like that. You also never forget those who were there to help - to genuinely help. The honest and tireless legal support that Steve Schapiro and Stan Leventhal dedicated to us was powerful. But even stronger was their sincere understanding of this lifestyle - and of it's importance. That is what truly restored us."
-Bill Hayes, Boozefighter's National Publicity Officer, and former client.
Steve Schapiro & Stan Leventhal have more than 30 years of legal experience between the two of them. Learn more about the attorneys that specialize in helping motorcyclists.Read More
Quick Throttle was proud to be one of the first publications to feature "Women who Ride" and to recognize their growing contributions to our community. But sometimes we forget about the guys, especially the ones who have just always "been there," and who have really been around.
One such man deserves a title we rarely bestow on an individual - he's the REAL DEAL. His name is Steve Schapiro, and he's a man who rides his Harley to work every day, one who rides to every major motorcycling event, and one who actually knows what "Old School" means, and embodies it in his words and actions every day.
If you've been to any event in Cali, you know who I'm talking about. Look in your back pocket and check out your wallet. Is it one of the 400,000 wallets that Schapiro and Leventhal have given out to bikers over the last 30 years of being in this community?
If you don't have one of their American-made wallets, then you probably know someone who has been helped by Steve and Stan because that's what they're all about. Just like their wallet's they are authentic.
"I'm in this business to help people," Steve says. He tells me a story about biker Jeff Heaslett who recently approached him at Cooks Corner. Steve had written a letter pro bono (no charge) for Jeff a few years ago and Jeff received a settlement. Steve had forgotten all about it, but Jeff hadn't. Steve had helped him through a difficult situation and he was grateful.
Steve Schapiro is a San Bernardino native, born to a family of Masons. His passion for motorcycles started in 1963 with his 250 Honda Scrambler which he bought for $75 and it burned more oil than a car. When he graduated Law School at Laverne University, the Supreme Court Justice Marcus Kaufman paid Steve a great compliment, and issued a challenge, "I know what you're made of, and you're entering a career where you can make a difference." Those words echo in Steve's mind everyday and it makes him who he is.Read More