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Louis J. Shapiro

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Law Offices of Louis J. Shapiro
10100 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 651-9968
Fax: ​(310) 772-2246
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
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Attorney Profile

Formerly 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 criminal law matters.

Shapiro is a certified criminal law specialist by the State Bar of California. He concentrates his practice on white and blue collar criminal defense. He serves as a CJA Federal Trial Panel attorney for the Central District of California. He aggressively, creatively, and successfully represents clients in a vast variety of state and federal criminal matters.

Shapiro, a dynamic state and federal criminal law 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. His office is located in Century City.

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 also clerked for the federal public defenders office in Los Angeles.

Shapiro is a member of the Los Angeles County Criminal Justice Executive Committee, 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.

Certificates and Credentials

About Louis J. Shapiro

First Admitted: 2006, California

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Educational Background

  • Yeshiva University- undergraduate

Bar/Professional Activity

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

Special Licenses/Certifications

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

Representative Clients

  • Daniele Watts & Brian Lucas, 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  •   The jury has spoken. Harvey Weinstein has been convicted of sexual assault and rape in the third degree. There are many fascinating observations and lessons that we can take away from this trial..., Harvey Weinstein: When the Hunter Becomes the Prey, 2019
  • With a possible indictment looming in New York and separate investigations under way in Los Angeles and London, legal experts are weighing in what it will take for Harvey Weinstein to be criminally charged — and whether he could go to prison..., Will Harvey Weinstein Go to Prison? Inside What's Next as Cops Investigate Sexual Assault Cases, 2019
  • Imagine for a moment that in 2005, you or a close family member was charged with a crime by the state of California. The person paid thousands of dollars in attorney fees, endured years in litigation and court, took a deal and paid their debt to society..., Are R. Kelly and Jeffrey Epstein Victims Too?, 2019
  •, Criminal Law Cases of 2010
  • Could MTV Be Blamed for the Teen Mom 2 Beatdown? ,
  •, Barry Bonds trial opens with push to prevent 'roundabout justice'
  • Staff Layoffs: The Wrong Solution- Los Angeles Daily Journal,


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Office Location for Louis J. Shapiro

10100 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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