David Benowitz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Washington, DC

David Benowitz Attorney at Law
 | 409 7th St NW, Suite 222
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-529-9374
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Attorney Profile

For 22 years, David Benowitz has served his clients as a high-profile criminal defense attorney with a comprehensive practice founded on thorough and aggressive representation. As the founding partner of Price Benowitz LLP, he has experience in both local and federal courts and vigorously defends his clients in white collar and high-profile cases around the country in local and federal courts.

David obtained his Juris Doctor from George Washington Law School, where he was involved in the D.C. Law Students in Court Program.  He was also a member of the George Washington Law Review and Moot Court Board.  David went on to Temple University, where he received an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy in 2006.  Upon graduation from school in 1995, he worked as a Staff Attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia recognized as the top public defender’s office in the nation, until 2001.

The National Board of Trial Advocacy has certified David as a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate, which indicates that he meets their exceptionally high standards for professionalism and experience. He is currently the only attorney in the Washington, D.C., area to carry this distinction.  David is a faculty member at Harvard Law School’s renowned Trial Advocacy Workshop and NITA’s Building Trial Skills Seminar at Georgetown Law School, and he has been interviewed on national television regarding high-profile cases.

Additionally, the National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers has honored David as one of the top trial lawyers in the area, and he has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell of AV-Preeminent*, which is a peer review rating that recognizes his knowledge, integrity and professionalism in the field.

Whether David is handling a felony case in local court in Washington, DC or a white collar matter in federal court around the country, he is passionate about providing his clients with great service and an aggressive defense.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (60%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense (30%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About David Benowitz

Admitted: 1996, Washington D.C.

Professional Webpage: http://criminallawdc.com/

Honors and Awards:

  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Member
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Selected as Best Lawyer -- Washington City Paper (2011, 2012, 2014-present)
  • Selected as Top Attorney in Washington Post Magazine
  • District of Columbia Bar, Co-Chair -- Steering Committee, Criminal Law & Individual Rights Section, 2013-2014
  • National Trial Lawyers -- Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2012-present, Member, Executive Committee
  • Highest Rating by Martindale Hubbell peer review rating system, 2010-present, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • Highest rating by AVVO attorney rating website, 2009-present, Perfect 10/10 Score, AVVO
  • Highest Grade - Criminal Law, The George Washington University Law School, 1992
  • Highest Grade - Labor Law, The George Washington University Law School, 1993

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College, Certificate of Completion, 2012
  • NITA, Capital Defense Seminar, Certificate of Completion, 2007
  • NACDL, National Criminal Defense College, Certificate of Completion, 2000
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2011-present
  • Trained instructor of the NHTSA DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course, DUI/DWI Defense, Certificate of Training, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Puerto Rico, 2016
  • Virginia, 2016
  • District of Columbia Bar, Steering Committee, Courts, Law, and Administration of Justice Section, 2011-2012
  • District of Columbia Bar, Co-Chair – Steering Committee, Criminal Law & Individual Rights Section, 2013-2014
  • Member, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013 – present
  • Member, Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, D.C. Bar, 1996 - Present
  • Member, National College for DUI Defense, 2009 - Present
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2009 - Present
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Alumni Board, D.C. Law Students In Court, 2009 - Present
  • Member, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2010 - Present
  • Member, Maryland Association for Justice, 2010 - Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2010 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Maryland, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2008
  • Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, 1996
  • Maryland, 2009

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • DC Superior Court – David has represented a client pro bono in a post-conviction proceeding regarding a double murder case since 2007
  • Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project – David has represented a client pro bono in a murder case since 2012
  • David was a Staff Attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (“PDS”), recognized as the top criminal public defender office in the country, from 1995-2001, where he represented clients in the litigation of serious juvenile and adult criminal matters including first degree murder, first degree sexual abuse, and armed robbery.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Faculty Member, NITA -- Building Trial Skills Workshop -- Georgetown University Law Center, 2015-present
  • Faculty Member, Trial Advocacy Workshop, Harvard Law School, 2011-present
  • Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School, 2012-2013
  • Trial Practice, DCLSIC Orientation, 1997
  • Investigations, Criminal Practice Institute, 1998

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • David Benowitz has been awarded the following honors from the Washington City Paper’s Reader’s Choice “Best of D.C.” series Best Lawyer 2015, Best Lawyer 2014, Best Lawyer 2012, and Best Lawyer 2011.

Educational Background:

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, LL.M. in Trial Advocacy, 2006
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., Member, George Washington Law Review, Member, Moot Court Board, Participant, D.C. Law Students in Court Program, Recipient, Public Interest Award, 1995
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. in Honors American History, Graduated Cum Laude, Member, Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society), Thesis: The Urban Explorer – E. Leslie Gilliams, 1991

Industry Groups

  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Board Of Trial Advocacy
  • National College Of DUI Defense
  • Office Location for David Benowitz

    409 7th St NW
    Suite 222
    Washington, DC 20004

    Phone: 202-529-9374

     

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