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David P. Shapiro

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in San Diego, CA

Law Office of David P. Shapiro
3500 5th Ave, Suite 304
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-295-3555
Fax: 619-234-8770
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (80%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Italian, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Arrested for a crime he, admittedly, did commit in 2004, David experienced firsthand the same fearuncertainty, and concern for his future and freedom so many of his clients undergo when arrested or under investigation for allegedly committing a crime.  That experience motivated David to dedicate his career to helping good people regain control of their future when charged with a crime

In addition to its accolades and accomplishments for his clients inside the courtroom (see www.davidpshapirolaw.com/results/)  David's greatest joy is the work he does for our community, via fundraisers, donations of money and time, and simply helping out wherever and whenever there is a need. David's firm has historically been connected with such great organizations such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietySecond ChanceGenesis Recovery, and San Diego’s Friendship Soccer League.  

Practicing exclusively criminal defense in San Diego since 2007, David has built one of San Diego's most respected criminal defense firms since opening its doors in 2010.  Some of his best accolades include:

  • LOODPS being recognized as one of the nation's fastest growing (as recognized by Law Firm 500 from 2018-2021) law firms. 
  • San Diego's Next Top Business Leaders under 40 (2018) 
  • San Diego's Top 40 Under 40 Business Leaders by San Diego Metro Magazine (2018)
  • Leaders in Law Finalist by the San Diego Business Journal (2019-2021)  
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star for  7consecutive years (2015-2021)
  • UB Fast 46 Finalist (2021) recognizing the fastest growing businesses owned by University at Buffalo alumni (#22) 
  • 3 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Diego per Three Best Rated (2017-present)
  • Martindale Hubbell AV-Preeminent rating (2019-present)

*You can see more of David's professional accolades, by visiting www.davidpshapirolaw.com/attorney-profile/

A native of New York City, David moved to San Diego in 2006 after living in New Orleans.  

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021

About David P. Shapiro

First Admitted: 2007, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.davidpshapirolaw.com

Transactions

  • Consultations of 30-60 minute in-office or telephone/Zoom case evaluations. My firm is proud to accept any and all credit/debit card payments via LawPay.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, California Public Defenders Association
  • Member, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • California
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Newsletters

  • News, Thoughts, & Tips Legal News & Editorial Articles, Blog

Educational Background

  • State University of New York, Buffalo B.A. | Legal Studies(Social Science Interdisciplinary)  Suma Cum Laude, 2003
  • Tulane University School of Law J.D. (2006) | Law 2003 - 2006 Honors: A-Star in Criminal Defense Clinic. Activities: Criminal Law Society President (2 years), Project for Older Prisoners (POPS), a staple on the New Orleans social scene 2003-2006 (but for Hurricane Katrina evacuation in fall 2015)., 2003
  • University of San Diego School of Law J.D. | Law Attended USD for the fall semester of my third year of law school due to Hurricane Katrina temporarily closing down Tulane., 2005
  • University of Toronto Comparative Criminal Law Summer Abroad Study, 2004

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Videos

  • Meet our team and learn the value of having an entire law firm there with and for you each step of the way!, Meet our Team , Criminal Defense In San Diego County (State & Federal), 2021
  • San Diego criminal lawyer David P. Shapiro discusses his experiences in life which has led him into criminal defense and how these experiences can help you if you have been charged with a crime., San Diego Criminal Lawyer- Law Office of David P. Shapiro, 2017

Honors/Awards

  • LOODPS was recognized as being the 22nd fastest growing business in the world owned or led by University at Buffalo alumni.    http://www.buffalo.edu/alumni/get-involved/fast46.host.html/content/shared/www/alumni/fast46/2021-winners.detail.html, Fast 46 Award - Finalist, University at Buffalo, 2021
  • LOODPS was recognized as the 73rd fastest growing law firm in the United States, achieving 108% growth.    https://lawfirm500.com/2021-award-honorees/, Law Firm 500 Award Recipient (#73), LawFirm500 , 2021
  • , Rising Stars, SuperLawyers , 2021
  • https://ocbj.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/news/documents/2021/11/12/SDBJ_-_Leaders_in_Law_Awards_2021_-_Winners__Finalists_Section.pdf, Leaders in the Law - Finalist , San Diego Business Journal, 2021
  • , Rising Stars, SuperLawyers , 2019
  • Fastest Growing Small Law Firms in the United States (#24) , LawFirm500 , 2019
  • , Leaders in the Law - Finalist, San Diego Business Journal, 2019
  • , Fastest Growing Small Law Firms in the United States (#30) , LawFirm500 , 2020
  • Next Top Business Leader Under 40, San Diego Business Journal, 2018
  • *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards., Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, Martindale-Hubbell®, 2018
  • Clients Choice in Criminal Defense, Avvo, 2013
  • Top Young Attorneys, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2011
  • Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal, 2014
  • Rising Star, Superlawyers, 2015
  • Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal, 2016
  • Rising Star, Superlawyers, 2017
  • Fastest Growing Law Firm in the United States - #218, Law Firm 500, 2018
  • Top Lawyers, Three Best Rated, 2018
  • Law Firm 500, as being one of the nation’s fastest growing law firms, this year ranking #218. , Law Firm 500, Law Firm 500, 2018
  • Excellent Scholarly Achievement, The State University of New York at Buffalo, 2003
  • San Diego Daily Transcript, Top Young Attorneys, 2012
  • Top Attorney, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2014
  • Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40, SD Metro Magazine, 2018
  • Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal, 2017
  • Rising Star, Superlawyers, 2018
  • Best Attorney/Parolee Mentor Match of the Year, VIP Mentors of San Diego, 2009
  • Top Young Attorneys, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2013
  • Top Contributor for DUIs, Avvo, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Top Lawyers, Three Best Rated, 2017
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Office Location for David P. Shapiro

3500 5th Ave
Suite 304
San Diego, CA 92103

Phone: 619-295-3555

Fax: 619-234-8770

Last Updated: 1/4/2022

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