David is a San Diego based attorney licensed to practice law in the State of California. From the beginning of his college days through today, he has focused his career on protecting the rights of those charged with criminal offenses.
As an undergraduate at the State University of New York in Buffalo, David majored in Legal Studies, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude. From there, he received a scholarship to attend Tulane University Law School, where he continued to make criminal law the center of his studies. While in law school, David was a student-attorney at the Tulane Criminal Law Clinic. He fought for the rights of prisoners during the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina, and was recognized for his efforts in numerous news documentaries. He further honed his skills working for the rights of older prisoners, and is one of only a few students who argued successfully before the Louisiana State Board of Parole.
After graduation from law school in 2006, even before receiving the results of his Bar Examination, David continued to put his educational experience to work for defendants in criminal cases. First, he applied his skills on behalf of clients represented by the San Diego Public Defender’s Office, focusing initially on misdemeanor cases. His next step was to join one of the city’s most well-respected criminal defense firms where he stayed until 2010.
David is a member of the State Bar of California. In 2010, he formed the Law Office of David P. Shapiro, where, for the past four plus years, he has focused exclusively on the practice of criminal law, defending clients in DUI, DWI and a wide variety of criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors through the most serious felonies.
As a defense attorney, David’s attributes are many, and include three that are perhaps most important to his clients – he is experienced, dedicated, and aggressive when it comes to protecting their rights.
Not surprisingly, David’s accolades have been consistently recognized by clients and colleagues. Among other testimonials, they have also led to a “Superb” AVVO rating (the highest possible rating), which provides an unbiased view of an attorney’s background and profile. Today, David Shapiro enjoys the reputation of being one of San Diego’s finest defense lawyers.
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This website is meant for marketing purposes only. The website and communications through it do not constitute a client-attorney relationship. David Shapiro is a criminal lawyer with offices in San Diego, California. David defends clients throughout San Diego county and Orange County.