Clifford J. Shoemaker
Cliff Shoemaker graduated from the Drake University Law School in1973 with a law degree (J.D.) and a masters in business administration (M.B.A.). He received a Masters of Law from the George Washington University Law School in 1977 and has been practicing law for over 40 years.
Cliff specializes in representing children and adults who have experienced vaccine injuries. He has represented hundreds of petitioners under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Act. Prior to his involvement in these cases, he specialized, since 1978, in vaccine litigation, including DPT, MMR, polio, influenza and other vaccines. He has developed considerable medical expertise and knows numerous medical experts in the field. He has been involved in putting on seminars for other attorneys in this field.
Cliff spent several years representing victims of swine flu vaccines (given in 1976-77). He tried cases in federal district courts all over the country and was responsible for numerous settlements and verdicts, including verdicts of $5 million, $3.9 million, $2.4 million and $1.9 million, among others. Cliff also represented hundreds of victims of the Dalkon Shield IUD. Other cases have included medical malpractice, product liability (such as winning hundreds of thousands of dollars in an escalator accident case), improper prescriptions cases, and automobile accident cases.
Today, Cliff's practice is almost exclusively vaccine litigation.