Louis J. Shapiro

Louis J. Shapiro

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Law Offices of Louis J. Shapiro
 | 1875 Century Park East, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-734-7752
Fax: 310-734-7757
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Louis J. Shapiro, a dynamic state and federal criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles, has represented numerous clients in cases ranging from DUI and drug offenses to robbery and check fraud. His reputation as being a strong, detail-oriented advocate and savvy legal mind is why he is viewed as a formidable opponent by many prosecutors.

Formally a deputy public defender in Los Angeles County, Shapiro’s advanced skill set is only matched by his devoted work ethic, one that places his clients in the best position where they often obtain favorable results. Considered one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles, Shapiro regularly trains new attorneys in the most effective approaches and methods to handling a DUI defense.

Shapiro’s expertise is not restricted to only those matters just mentioned, Shapiro often handles more serious crimes such as vehicular manslaughter, child molestation, kidnapping, sexual assault and homicide.  

As such, Shapiro is frequently sought by print, broadcast and Internet media to discuss the latest issues and trends pertaining to criminal acts. He has appeared on programs such at “Entertainment Tonight,” Sky News, the “Today Show,” and has been quoted in articles published by Associated Press, MSN.com, E! Entertainment, Forbes, Yahoo! News, The Christian Science MonitorLos Angeles Daily NewsBoston Herald,San Francisco Daily Journal, InsuranceQuotes.com, and AbovetheLaw.com. He also has authored many articles that focus on various issues affecting the criminal justice system, and his pieces are published regularly in such publications as the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Shapiro is a certified criminal law specialist by the State Bar of California. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the Board of the California Criminal Courts Bar Association, the California DUI Lawyers Association, and the National College for DUI Defense.

Having earned his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Shapiro began his career with a solid academic foundation and invaluable legal experience. While in law school, he worked for the New York State Attorney General, Elliot Spitzer, and at several agencies including Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Detainee Unit. He is also a graduate of Yeshiva University in New York City.

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

About Louis Shapiro

Admitted: 2006, California

Professional Webpage: https://loushapiro.com/attorney-biography/


  • California Private Defenders

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the State Bar of California, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California Publcic Defender's Association - member, 2013
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association -Member, 2013
  • Court Appointed Indigent Panel - Member, 2012
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association- Member, 2012
  • National College of DUI Defense

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Staff Layoffs: The Wrong Solution- Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Sports/2011/0321/Barry-Bonds-trial-opens-with-push-to-prevent-roundabout-justice, Barry Bonds trial opens with push to prevent 'roundabout justice'
  • Could MTV Be Blamed for the Teen Mom 2 Beatdown? 
  • http://loushapiro.com/publications/4.pdf, Criminal Law Cases of 2010

Representative Clients:

  • Daniele Watts & Brian Lucas http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/daniele-watts-boyfriend-submit-jail-booking-judge-article-1.2010130, 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Have tried over 50 jury trials to verdect and won the vast majority

Educational Background:

  • Yeshiva University- undergraduate
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Office Location for Louis J. Shapiro

1875 Century Park East
Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90067

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Last Updated: 1/15/2019

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