David A. Shapiro

Attorney Profile

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

Law Office of David A. Shapiro, P.C.
 | 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Penthouse #3
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 310-773-0377
Fax: 310-826-5456
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation
Attorney Profile

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 and the Litigation Standing Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section 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 and Los Angeles Estate Planning Planning Council.

 
Practice Areas
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Estate & Trust Litigation (100%): Will Contests

Focus Areas

Will Contests

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019

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:

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

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.    
  • University of Texas-Austin

Industry Groups

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

5757 Wilshire Boulevard
Penthouse #3
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Phone: 310-773-0377

Fax: 310-826-5456

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Last Updated: 12/4/2018

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