Jonathan Shapiro is a multi-talented writer/producer who was born and raised in Los Angeles, and whose talents extend into law and government.
Among his television credits are serving as an executive producer on "Justice" and "Just Legal," as a supervising producer on "Boston Legal" and "The Practice," and as co-executive producer on "Life." Additionally, he wrote multiple episodes for each of these series.
Previously, Shapiro was chief of staff to Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante, and counsel for the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers. He also has served as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. and the Central District of California.
Shapiro was appointed by California Chief Justice Ronald George to serve a two-year term on the Commission for Impartial Courts, Task Force on Public Information and Education. In 2010, the California State Senate appointed him to a four-year term as a member of the California Little Hoover Commission Government Oversight. He also continues to teach as an adjunct professor at USC Gould School of Law.
Shapiro is married to comedy writer Betsy Borns, and they have three children.