David P. Shapiro is a San Diego criminal defense lawyer 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 at 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.