David A. Shapiro

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Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Law Office of David A. Shapiro, P.C.
 | 5757 Wilshire Blvd, Penthouse #3
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 310-773-0377
Fax: 310-826-5456
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation
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    The founder of the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C., David A. Shapiro is a highly regarded trust and estate litigation attorney. The types of matters that Mr. Shapiro has handled from his firm in Los Angeles, California, have included will contests, trust contests, trust administration disputes including allegations of breaches of fiduciary duties, contested conservatorships, guardianships, and financial elder abuse actions. Mr. Shapiro has been certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California.

    As an undergraduate, Mr. Shapiro attended The University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1995. He then pursued his legal education at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2000. While in law school, Mr. Shapiro served an internship with the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice. He has been admitted to practice before all California state courts since 2001. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

    Mr. Shapiro is an active participant in several legal organizations, including the Trusts and Estates Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Trusts and Estates Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Assocation, and the Litigation Standing Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of California Lawyers Assocation, formerly the sections of the State Bar of California. Active in his community as well, he has served on the board of directors of the Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise Foundation and Los Angeles Estate Planning Planning Council. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Estate & Trust Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Will Contests

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    California Board of Legal Specialization

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    About David Shapiro

    Admitted: 2001, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.davidshapirolaw.com/Attorney-Profile.aspx

    Honors/Awards:

    • Wiley M. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, 2003
    • Back Forty, Chief Student Editor, University of California Hastings College of the Law Intern, Environmental Enforcement Division of the Unites States Department of Justice  

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Specialist, California State Bar in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Executive committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section., 2020
    • California Bar, Trusts and Estate Section, Litigation Subcommittee, Member
    • United States District Courts for the Northern District of California
    • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of California
    • Los Angeles Estate Planning Council (Current Member, President of the Board 2016-2017)
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Member
    • United States District Courts, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • United States District Courts for the Central District of California

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Playa Venice Rotary Foundation, Board of Directors, Member

    Educational Background:

    • University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, J.D.    , 2000
    • Trial Lawyers College, 2015
    • University of Texas-Austin, 1995

    Industry Groups

    • Estates
    • Litigation
    • Trusts
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    Office Location for David A. Shapiro

    5757 Wilshire Blvd
    Penthouse #3
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

    Phone: 310-773-0377

    Fax: 310-826-5456

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    Last Updated: 5/1/2020

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