Meet Case Manager Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith, Case ManagerShawn Smith

Case Manager

Shawn Smith is the firm’s Case Manager. He is a dedicated and motivated professional with over thirty years of extensive experience in all aspects of insurance claims handling and investigative procedures, including litigation and resolving complex personal liability claims. He is highly versed in liability claims for autos, homes, commercial, and property damage. He has excellent skills in problem solving, negotiation and investigation.

Shawn joined Van Der Walde & Associates in 2013 and has been with our firm through the transition to Caputo & Van Der Walde. Shawn conducts initial investigations, reviews and analyzes medical records, drafts detailed settlement demand letters, is involved in negotiation and settlement of claims, and assists in trial preparation. In consultation with the firm’s attorney’s, he works with the clients to answer any questions that they may have regarding liability, injuries, or applicable insurance.

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A Track Record of Success

Millions Recovered for Our Clients
  • $8,825,000.00 Auto Accident
  • $7,291,985.58 Catastrophic Injury
  • $5,650,000.00 Catastrophic Injury
  • $3,000,000.00 Physical Abuse
  • $3,000,000.00 Truck Accident
  • $3,000,000.00 Auto Accident
  • $3,000,000.00 Civil Rights Case
  • $2,650,000.00 Auto Accident
  • $2,500,000.00 Truck Accident
  • $2,375,000.00 Assualt
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  • “Everyone at the firm was extremely helpful during what is normally a very complicated and convoluted process.”

    Farouk Rice

  • “Paul was smart and persistent, and we beat a very powerful adversary and he got me the maximum claim.”

    OIiver Y

  • “His entire team is wonderful, second to none. We are so happy with this outcome.”

    Howard Zhang

  • “Rich and Shawn will do whatever it takes to thoroughly work for their clients!!!! You will NEVER be disappointed!!!”

    Sylvia E.

  • “Paul is a very personable, approachable, highly knowledgeable attorney whose advice to us during a very difficult time is appreciated beyond measure.”

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  • “I would have no hesitation in asking about other matters.”

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  • “You have a wonderful office and family, and I will carry with me the kindness that you extend to your clients.”

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  • “You have restored my faith in the litigation legal profession today and I am grateful.”

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    Pete G.

  • “I can't say enough good things about Paul and his staff - they were prompt, caring, knowledgable and there was always someone live I could speak to that knew what was going on with my case.”

    Mary E.

  • “He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.”

    Michael W., Attorney

  • “Paul Caputo fought hard to get me the best deal. I am very grateful to have worked with Paul!”

    Susanne

  • “This team is highly proficient and professional and they are also ethical, principled people.”

    Shelley S.

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Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP Can Make the Difference in Your Case
  1. Over 85 Years of Legal Experience
  2. Six Attorneys Selected for Super Lawyers
  3. Tens of Millions of Dollars Recovered
  4. Legal Services Available in Spanish
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