David P. Shapiro

Top rated criminal defense attorney in San Diego, California

Law Office of David P. Shapiro
David P. Shapiro
Law Office of David P. Shapiro

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, DUI-DWI, White collar crimes; view more

Licensed in California since: 2007

Education: Tulane University Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Italian, Persian (Farsi), Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021

Law Office of David P. Shapiro

3500 5th Ave
Suite 304
San Diego, CA 92103 Visit website

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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 Chance, the Andre Reed FoundationGenesis Recovery, Understand the Grind Foundation, Paving Great Futures, and San Diego’s Friendship Soccer League.  

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

  • 2022 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics Winner
  • 2022 SD500 (San Diego Business Journal) as One of San Diego's Most Influential People 
  • LOODPS being recognized by the San Diego Business Journal in 2022 as the 17th Fastest Growing Private Company in San Diego (2019-2021)
  • 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 (2019-2022)  
  • SuperLawyer (Rising Star from 2015-2021) (SuperLawyer: 2023); 
  • UB Fast 46 Finalist (2021 & 2022) recognizing the fastest growing businesses owned by University at Buffalo alumni (#22 & #23) 
  • 3 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Diego per Three Best Rated (2017-2021)
  • Martindale Hubbell AV-Preeminent rating (2019-present)

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

*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

Criminal defense, Criminal defense: DUI/DWI, 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

  • 80% Criminal defense
  • 10% Criminal defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Criminal defense: white collar

First Admitted: 2007, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/experience/team/attorney-pr...

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
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • State Bar of California, 2007
  • Southern District of California (Federal) , 2007
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • Downtown San Diego Courthouse: Civil harassment restraining order filed against client DENIED after trial. , 2021
  • See https://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/experience/team/attorney-profile/, 2022
  • Downtown San Diego Courthouse: Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury (Strike Felony) = presumptive state prison case resolved for a misdemeanor and no jail time. , 2022
  • Downtown San Diego Courthouse: Petitioner's request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order DENIED after 2-day trial.  , 2022
  • South Bay Courthouse: Client alleged to have constructively possessed over 20kg of cocaine in vehicle, while on post-release community supervision from an older case.  Case resolved for only an additional 8 months in custody for the new case. , 2022
  • Vista Courthouse: Not guilty verdicts in stalking charges filed against former San Diego Sheriff.  Case started as a felony, was reduced to a misdemeanor after a preliminary hearing, and the client was acquitted by a jury at trial. , 2019
  • Chula Vista Courthouse: Hung Jury after trial involving over 20kg of methamphetamine found inside Client's vehicle at San Ysidro Port of Entry.  Client was facing 24 years prison.  Case resolved post-trial for probation and no jail time. , 2020
  • Chula Vista Courthouse: Client was hired after Preliminary Hearing.  Previous offer to client was 8 years prison.  Case resolved for 365 days jail,  probation, and no sex offender registration per PC 290. , 2019
  • Downtown San Diego Courthouse: Client charged with child molest & forcible rape of a minor.  Resolved for an attempted offense which did not require sex offender registration per PC 290 and no jail time was imposed. , 2019
  • El Cajon Courthouse: Client convicted of Arson & Looting during La Mesa riots in 2020.  Probation and credit for time served. , 2022
  • El Cajon Courthouse: Client convicted of Manslaughter & Assault Resulting in Coma/Death.  Sentenced to Probation. , 2022
  • Downtown San Diego Courthouse: Sexual Assault & Kidnapping Charges Dismissed at Penal Code section 995 motion hearing, thus eliminating a 7 year to life in prison potential sentence. , 2019
  • El Cajon Courthouse: Murder & Manslaughter Charges = not guilty at trial.  Client released from custody the same day after serving 17 months while the case got to trial.  , 2019
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Oversaw over 50% Net Revenue Growth from the Firm's 2020 totals. , 2021
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
  • , Law Firm YouTube Page, Criminal Defense In San Diego County (State & Federal), 2022
  • 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:
  • This distinguished award honored our Firm for going above and beyond to operate with integrity and raise awareness about marketplace trust.  We believe we are the only San Diego criminal defense firm to have ever been a Finalist for the award, let alone a Winner!, Torch Awards for Ethics Winner, Better Business Bureau , 2022
  • Selected as one of San Diego's 500 most influential business leaders! , SD500 - Most Influential People in San Diego, San Diego Business Journal, 2022
  • The Firm was ranked #17, with a revenue growth rate of 72.6% from 2019-2021 and an increase in total employees from 3 to 7 during that same time period. , Fastest Growing Private Companies List , San Diego Business Journal, 2022
  • In 2021, the Firm was recognized as the 22nd fastest growing business in the World owned/managed by a University at Buffalo alumnus.  We are happy to announce we are a Finalist again in 2022.  The winners will be announced on September 15. , Fast 46 Award - Finalist, University at Buffalo, 2022
  • 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
  •  Torch Award is the most prestigious honor BBB presents to businesses that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to integrity and ethical practices., Torch Award Finalist for Ethics, Better Business Bureau, 2022
  • 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
  • Rising Star, Superlawyers, 2018
  • Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal, 2017
  • 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
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Donor/Sponsor: Understand the Grind Foundation  https://understandthegrindfoundation.com/, 2022
  • Leukemia & Lymphona Society: Man of the Year Candidate; raised over $40,000 for blood cancer research. , 2020
  • Donor & Sponsor: San Diego Lawyers Club , 2022
  • Donor/Sponsor for The Andre Reed Foundation + its Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament  https://andrereedfoundation.org/  , 2022
  • Board of Directors: San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association , 2022
  • Genesis Recovery 5k Scholarship Walk Board of Directors , 2022
Transactions:
  • Consultations of 60+ minutes in-office or telephone/Zoom.  My firm is proud to accept any and all credit/debit card payments via LawPay., 2022
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2022
  • Member, State Bar of California, 2022
  • Member, California Public Defenders Association, 2022
  • Member, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 2022
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2022
Industry Groups:
  • Criminal Defense in San Diego County (State & Federal Matters)

Office location for David P. Shapiro

3500 5th Ave
Suite 304
San Diego, CA 92103

Phone: 619-295-3555

Selections

1 Year Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021

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