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about lenore

Honesty, Integrity and Hard Work

Lenore Shefman is an extremely effective and successful advocate with a mission to protect the rights of what the law calls “Vulnerable Road Users.” She has a passion for the road and the people who ride and walk on it as she does herself.

Before getting into law she was stepping up for people who needed help as a social worker, a search-and-rescue seaman, and a maritime law enforcement officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Her first taste of advocacy as a legal professional was as general counsel to small businesses working to legalize medical marijuana in the Bay Area where she personally collaborated with reformers and local governments to shape the existing laws for medical marijuana in California.

She’s been practicing law now since 2000, trying cases in Texas and California. Beyond the high level of professional skill, Lenore simply has a gift for getting to the very core of a case and seeing it from the inside out. Her ability to sense where the value lies for her client is unrivaled.

Honesty, integrity, and hard work… that’s really what it all comes down to, and that’s what you get with Lenore. You’ll think about lawyers differently after you meet her. You’ll start to feel better just knowing you’ve found somebody that actually cares, and who knows what you need and how to get it. And she never takes more money than her client. Think about that. With Lenore it’s about you, your case, your rights, and your livelihood.

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with you at every turn

The vast majority of Cyclistlaw cases settle before they go to trial. That’s what you want. The right attorney looks at your case and discerns, at a glance, whether you can or should take a case to trial to begin with. The wrong attorney determines a course of action based on how much money they think they can make off of you. This is your future and you have a choice. Roll with Cyclistlaw.

When it’s the right move for you to take your case to trial, Cyclistlaw gets results. You won’t find another attorney like Lenore who knows exactly how these accidents happen from a rider’s point of view and who knows how to ask the right questions. Riders face discrimination from the car and truck drivers that dominate the road, from the courts and the cops. That’s a lot of forces pushing against you at a time when you’re the most vulnerable. Cyclistlaw pushes back.

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Cyclistlaw Practices for People First

Cyclistlaw founder, Lenore Shefman, serves motorcycle riders, bicycle riders and pedestrians, “Vulnerable Road Users,” who have been injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of other people on the road. She tries personal injury lawsuits and helps resolve them through arbitration or mediation. She also helps her clients negotiate medical bills and make sure they get the medical care they need.

Motorcycle Injuries & Accidents
Bicycle Crashes
Pedestrian Injuries

The Team

  • lenore shefman

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    Lenore has been practicing law since 2000, trying cases in Texas and California. Beyond the high level of professional skill, Lenore simply has a gift for getting to the very core of a case and seeing it from the inside out. Her ability to sense where the value lies for her client is unrivaled.

    Her first taste of advocacy as a legal professional was as general counsel to small businesses working to legalize medical marijuana in the Bay Area where she personally collaborated with reformers and local governments to shape the existing laws for medical marijuana in California.

    Before getting into law she was stepping up for people who needed help as a social worker, a search-and-rescue seaman, and a maritime law enforcement officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

  • daniel j. curtin, jr.

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    Daniel J. Curtin, Jr., a former litigator with Finkelstein Newman LLP (now Newman Ferrara LLP) in New York City and adjunct professor at New York Law School, is a life-long cyclist who returned to the legal field in 2016 after a decade working in the cycling industry and being a stay-at-home parent.

    In his prior practice Daniel handled holdover and nonpayment proceedings as well as nuisance cases, illegal multiple dwelling issues and other real estate matters in New York City and State courts for residential and commercial landlords and tenants alike. He was also the research and writing assistant on Finkelsten & Ferrara’s Landlord and Tenant Law in New York (West) and wrote or co-authored a number of articles for various publications regarding New York’s complex real estate laws and regulations.

    More recently, in his time not practicing, Daniel worked outside of the home in the marketing department of one of the country’s largest independent bike shops and as the Editor for Cyclocross Magazine. Daniel is now combining his passion for cycling and professional training representing vulnerable road users injured on Central Texas’ roadways.

    When not reading or writing about cycling, he can be found riding or racing with teammates and friends in and around Austin, or chasing his young daughter around on a bike.

  • Cecilia Flores

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    Cece is a bike rider, dog lover, sometimes acrobat, sometimes performance artist, sometimes unicycle rider, leathermaker, and all around extraordinary organizer. Cece is also a graduate student for Social Work at Texas State University. 

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Riders Roll With Cyclistlaw

If you’re injured this is just the beginning. You have a lot of choices ahead of you. Your first decision is the most important one. Make the right choice. Roll with Cyclistlaw and get compassion, guidance and the best legal representation there is. Lenore knows where you’re coming from and how to get you where you need to be.

Here are some questions you should be asking when you interview potential lawyers to represent you or your loved ones:

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How many cases similar to mine have you had?

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How many cases similar to mine have you tried before a jury to verdict?

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How many cases have you tried to verdict and won?

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How many cases have you settled at the first offer without putting up much of a fight?

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Who will be handling my case?

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Can I reach you when I have a question?

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How long will it take you to respond to my phone calls?

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Will I be able to contact you by phone, email and text?

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Can I speak with other clients you have represented in the past with similar cases as mine?

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Will you fight for me?

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Can you tell me a case you are passionate about?