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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.

Case Results

David P. Shapiro has obtained not guilty verdicts at jury trial in every courthouse in San Diego County. Here are a few of David’s recent case results.
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Murder & Voluntary Manslaughter Charges

Not Guilty
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Transportation & Possession for Sale of Controlled Substances

Hung Jury / Mistrial
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Kidnapping for Rape

Dismissed at PC995 Motion Hearing
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Child Molest & Forcible Rape of a Minor Charges

Probation, No Jail, No PC290 Reg.
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Residential Burglary & 4 Counts of Child Molest Charges

Probation, No PC290 Reg.
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Stalking & Harassing Electronic Communications Charges

Not Guilty After Jury Trial
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Strike Felony Assault w/ Great Bodily Injury & Criminal Threats

Case Dismissed
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Attempted Murder Charges, among other DV-related Strike Felonies

Probation & Residential Treatment
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Felony Child Endangerment (2) & DUI Charges

Misdemeanor “Wet Reckless”
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DUI (.10 BAC)

Not Guilty After Jury Trial
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Felony Hit & Run, and Felony Accessory Charges

Dismissed at Preliminary Hearing
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5+ Separate Residential Burglaries (Strikes)

Probation and No Additional Jail
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Possession for Sale of Cocaine (with strike prior)

Probation After Court Struck Prior Strike
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Strike Felony Charges of Dissuading a Witness from Testifying

Not Guilty Verdicts after Jury Trial

Accolades

Awards & Honors

3 Best Rated

3 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in SD

2017 – 2020

Law Firm 500

Fastest Growing Law Firms in the US - #24

2018 – 2019

SuperLawyers

SuperLawyers Rising Star

2015 – 2020

Martindale-Hubbell®

AV PreEminent Rating

2018 – 2020

SD Metro Magazine

Top 40 Under 40

2018

San Diego Business Journal

Next Top Business Leader Under 40

2018

San Diego Business Journal

Best of the Bar

2014, 2016, 2017

San Diego Daily Transcript

Top Attorney

2014

Professional Associations

American Bar Association Member 2017-present
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association  Board Member  2016-present
Genesis Recovery  Board Member  2016-present
Better Business Bureau (Click to See Rating)  Admitted  2011-present
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) Attorney Member 2007-present
California Public Defenders Association (CPDA) Attorney Member 2007-present
The State Bar of California Admitted 2007-present
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association Member 2007-present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Attorney Member 2006-present
Second Chance JRT Class 232 Class Champion 2019
National Criminal Defense College, Macon GA Alumnus 2009
The Criminal Law Society – Tulane University President 2003-2006

Publications

David is the author of 4 published books since 2018.
“Facing Criminal Charges in San Diego? Here’s What You Need to Know to Regain Control of Your Future”
“Survival Guide for Those Accused of a Sex Crime in San Diego.”
“Survival Guide for Those Accused of a Theft Crime in San Diego.”
“Survival Guide for Those Accused of a Drug Crime in San Diego.”

Education

Juris Doctor.   Tulane University Law School (New Orleans, Louisiana),  2006
Bachelor of Arts (Legal Studies)  Summa Cum Laude,  The State University of New York at Buffalo,  2003
H.S. Diploma.  Staten Island Technical High School,  1999
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