Skip links

David P. Shapiro



Managing Partner | San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer

Arrested for a crime he, admittedly, did commit in 2004, David experienced firsthand the same fear, uncertainty, and concern for his future and freedom so many of his clients undergo when arrested or under investigation for allegedly committing a crime. That experience motivates him each and every day to provide the best representation possible to any and all who entrust his Firm to handle their criminal defense matter in their time of need.

Practicing exclusively criminal defense in San Diego since 2007, David has built one of San Diego’s most respected criminal defense firms since opening its doors in 2010. His firm has recently been recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing law firms in the United States by LawFirm500.

Revered in both New York (where he grew up) and New Orleans (where he lived from 2003-2006), David moved to San Diego in 2006. He is a self-described “pillar of the community” and is a proud criminal defense attorney, father, and husband.


Awards & Honors

3 Best Rated

3 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Diego

2017 – 2020

Law Firm 500

Fastest Growing Law Firms in the United States - #24

2018 – 2019


SuperLawyers Rising Star

2015 – 2020


AV PreEminent Rating

2018 – 2020

SD Metro Magazine

Top 40 Under 40


San Diego Business Journal

Next Top Business Leader Under 40


San Diego Business Journal

Best of the Bar

2014, 2016, 2017

San Diego Daily Transcript

Top Attorney


Return to top of page