David P. Shapiro

David P. Shapiro

Helping Good People Regain Control of Their Future When Charged with a Crime
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence...
  • California
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Arrested for a crime he, admittedly, did commit in 2004, David P. Shapiro experienced firsthand the same fear, uncertainty, 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 motivates him each and every day to provide the best representation possible to any and all who entrust his Firm to handle their criminal defense matter in their time of need.

David has dedicated his career to helping good people get through bad situations and regain control of their future when charged with a crime.

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. David is also proud to be the Owner and Managing Partner of one of San Diego's largest, and fastest growing (as recognized by Law Firm 500), criminal defense firms, currently equipped with 5 full-time employees. In addition to being the recipient of several peer-reviewed, merit based, awards and accolades for his work as an attorney, David was recognized in August of 2018 as being one of San Diego's Next Top Business Leaders under 40 and then again in October for being one of San Diego's Top 40 Under 40 Business Leaders by San Diego Metro Magazine.

Charged with a crime in San Diego? Wondering how the case will affect your reputation, career, and freedom? Trying to figure out what comes next? Look no further! David P. Shapiro is a published author of several criminal defense related books, most notably his 2018 book entitled "Facing Criminal Charges in San Diego? Here's What You Need to Know to Regain Control of Your Future". Complimentary copies are given to all those who schedule their case evaluation with the Firm. Call today!

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
  • Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Sex Crimes
  • Violent Crime
  • Insurance Fraud
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    My firm is proud to accept any and all credit/debit card payments via LawPay.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder/Owner/Managing Partner
Law Office of David P. Shapiro, A Professional Law Corporation
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Associate Attorney
Steigerwalt & Associates, A.P.L.C.
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Post-Bar Law Clerk
Office of the Public Defender - San Diego County
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Education
Tulane University School of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
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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).
University of San Diego School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Attended USD for the fall semester of my third year of law school due to Hurricane Katrina temporarily closing down Tulane.
University of Toronto
Comparative Criminal Law
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Summer Abroad Study
State University of New York - Buffalo
B.A. | Legal Studies (Social Sciences Interdisciplinary)
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude. 4.0/4.0 in Major
Activities: Successfully Avoided Frostbite
Awards
Rising Star
Superlawyers
5th Straight Year!
AV PreEminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Rising Star
Superlawyers
Top Lawyers
Three Best Rated
Next Top Business Leader Under 40
San Diego Business Journal
Top 40 Under 40
SD Metro Magazine
Fastest Growing Law Firm in the United States - #218
Law Firm 500
Top Lawyers
Three Best Rated
Best of the Bar
San Diego Business Journal
Rising Star
Superlawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Top 10 Under 40
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Best of the Bar
San Diego Business Journal
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 under 40
National Trial Lawyers Association
Rising Star
Superlawyers
Top Contributor for DUIs
Avvo
Top Attorney
San Diego Daily Transcript
Best of the Bar
San Diego Business Journal
Top Young Attorneys
San Diego Daily Transcript
Clients Choice in Criminal Defense
Avvo
Top Young Attorneys
San Diego Daily Transcript
Top Young Attorneys
San Diego Daily Transcript
Best Attorney/Parolee Mentor Match of the Year
VIP Mentors of San Diego
Excellent Scholarly Achievement
The State University of New York at Buffalo
Professional Associations
Genesis Recovery
Board Member
- Current
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
Board Member
- Current
How To Manage a Small Law Firm
Member
- Current
Better Business Bureau
Admitted
- Current
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ)
Attorney Member
- Current
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
Attorney Member
- Current
California Public Defenders Association (CPDA)
Attorney Member
- Current
The State Bar of California
Admitted
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Attorney Member
- Current
National Criminal Defense College- Macon, GA
Alumnus
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The Criminal Law Society- Tulane University
President
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Annual Scholaship
Northern Kentucky University
Autism Scholarship
Yahoo Finance
Leukemia Scholarship
UMassAmherst
Facing Charges in San Diego? Here's What You Need to Know to Regain Control of Your Future
Speakeasy Publishing
Survival Guide For Those Accused Of A Sex Crime In San Diego
Jones Media Publishing
Criminal Lawyer Answers Legal Questions
Google Plus
California Could Strike Gold with Reform of Three Strikes Law
Cision PRWeb
Speaking Engagements
David Shapiro On The Ongoing Kellen Winslow Jr. Trial, Ben and Woods - Interviews
David Shapiro: “He (Winslow Jr.) Looks Like He Has Serious Mental Health Issues And Serious Violent Tendencies”, Ben and Woods - Interviews
San Diego Sex Crimes Attorney Answers Legal Questions | Law Office of David P. Shapiro, Youtube
Google Hangout
Law and Disorder 2: Citizens, cameras and cops, Reveal from the Center of Investigative Reporting
Mock Oral Arguments Judging of Student Advocacy, Mock Oral Arguments
Effective Courtroom Presentation, Legal Research & Writing II
Aaron Hernandez Criminal Case, ESPN 1700 Radio - Timmy 2 Sides
Legal Clinic, Back on Track Legal Services Law Clinic
Overcrowding in California's Prisons, The Rick Amato Radio Show
What it's like being a Criminal Defense Attorney, Career Day
Veteran's Rights in Criminal Court, The Rick Amato Radio Show
DUI Laws in California, The Rick Amato Radio Show
Arrest of Chargers Linebacker Shawne Merriman, The Rick Amato Radio Show
What it's like being a Criminal Defense Attorney, Holy Trinity School
Innocence & The Death Penalty, Guest Speaker: Juan Melendez
Websites & Blogs
Website
Videos
San Diego Criminal Lawyer- Law Office of David P. Shapiro

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.

What to look for in a Criminal Attorney- Law Office of David P. Shapiro

Hi, my name is David Shapiro. And this video I want to discuss with you few things that I would suggest you look for when hiring your criminal defense attorney and a criminal defense law firm for your case. First thing you want to look at is how experienced is the attorney or the law firm that you want to hire. And what's more important than someone's years of experience, and that's important, but what's more important than that, is their volume of experience, the type of cases they've handled, the number of cases they've handled, the location of the courthouses of where they've handled those cases.

What to Expect From Your Free Case Evaluation- Law Office of David P. Shapiro

Hi, my name is David Shapiro and in this video I want to discuss with you what you can expect when you either come into our office or have a phone call with either myself or my staff as part of your free no obligation case evaluation. First thing you need to know is that it will be entirely confidential. We're not going to share anything you tell us with anyone, whether you hire my firm or not.

San Diego Criminal Attorney | Timeline of a Felony Case in San Diego

Hi, my name is David Shapiro. I'm a San Diego-based criminal defense attorney. And today I want to discuss generally what happens when you are charged with a felony.

San Diego Criminal Attorney Accepts Payment Plans- Law Office of David P. Shapiro

San Diego criminal attorney David P. Shapiro explains how he can help you by accepting payment plans.

San Diego Domestic Violence Attorney David P. Shapiro | Free Consultation

Domestic Violence is a very serious charge. San Diego domestic violence attorney David P. Shapiro explains what to expect if you have been charged or arrested in California.

2017 Law Student Scholarship Contest

Apply for the scholarship here - https://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/law-...

Free Consultation with David P. Shapiro in San Diego

We offer a free and no obligation consultation. We will discuss you case and inform you on what your options are.

San Diego Felony Drug Possession Defense Lawyer- Law Office of David P. Shapiro

In this video San Diego criminal attorney David P. Shapiro discusses what to do if you have been charged with a felony drug possession. Call for a free consultation.

San Diego DUI Lawyer | DUI w/ High BAC, Why Hire an Attorney

In this video David Shapiro explains why you need a DUI attorney when you have been charged with a DUI and you had a high blood alcohol level.

San Diego Criminal Lawyer Profile Video- Law Office of David P. Shapiro

I am a criminal and DUI attorney located in San Diego, California. This video is a profile of my life from personal experiences to my professional career.

Satisfied Client Gives a Gift- Law Office of David P. Shapiro

I'm a San Diego based criminal and DUI lawyer. In this video I explain why I have a plate in so many of my online pictures.

San Diego Drug Crimes Lawyer Answers Legal Questions – Law Office of David P. Shapiro.

In this Google Hangout, San Diego criminal lawyer David Shapiro answers a number of online questions about drug crimes. Please post your own questions to the comments section below the video or visit him online at https://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-...

Is jail time mandatory for a second DUI in San Diego? Defense attorney answers your questions.

In this Google Live Event, San Diego defense lawyer David Shapiro answers an online question about mandatory minimum sentences for DUI in California. Please post your questions to the comments section below the video or visit https://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-... dui-lawyer/.

I was arrested in downtown San Diego for DUI and blew over the legal limit. Can a lawyer help me?

In this Google Hangout, San Diego criminal lawyer David Shapiro answers on online question about reducing DUI penalties. If you have additional questions you may post them in the comments section below the video or visit him online at https://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-....

Can you be charged with DUI for driving while using prescription medication in California?

In this Google Hangout, San Diego criminal defense lawyer David Shapiro answers an online question about prescription drug related DUIs.

Can you be charged with DUI for driving while using prescription medication in California?

In this Google Hangout, San Diego criminal defense lawyer David Shapiro answers an online question about prescription drug related DUIs. Have a question to ask? Post it in comments section below or visit https://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-... drug-crimes-lawyer/.

Can the police still enter your home if you say no? Law Office of David P. Shapiro.

In this YouTube Live Event, San Diego criminal defense lawyer David Shapiro answers a question about the police entering a home without consent.

If I plan on pleading guilty do I still need a lawyer? Criminal defense lawyer explains why.

San Diego criminal defense lawyer David Shapiro in this Google Hangout to learn why you should hire a lawyer even if you plan on pleading guilty. Ask your own questions in the comments section below or visit us online at https://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/.

What questions should I ask to find the best San Diego criminal defense attorney?

In this Google Hangout, San Diego criminal lawyer David Shapiro answers an online question about interviewing attorneys and finding the best criminal defense attorney available.

San Diego DUI Lawyer- Law Office of David P. Shapiro

In this Google Hangout, San Diego criminal lawyer David Shapiro explains the importance of hiring a good lawyer when going through a DUI and what it entails. If you have any questions or comments please post them below or go to https://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-...

San Diego Drug Crimes Attorney- Law Office of David P. Shapiro

In this Google Hangout, San Diego criminal lawyer David Shapiro talks about the importance of choosing a lawyer that is up to date with the ever changing regulations regarding drugs ; that will be able to help you and get the better result for you. If you have any questions or comments please post them below or go to our website at https://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-...

San Diego Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyer- Law Office of David P. Shapiro

In this Google Hangout, San Diego criminal lawyer David Shapiro explains the importance of getting a good lawyer that your trust for your criminal defense and DUI. If you have any questions or comments please post them below or go to our website at https://www.davidpshapirolaw.com

San Diego DUI Lawyer Answers Legal Questions – Law Office of David P. Shapiro

In this Google Hangout, San Diego criminal lawyer David Shapiro answers a number of online question about DUI. If you have additional questions you may post them in the comments section below the video or visit him online at https://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-...

I was arrested in San Diego for possession of cocaine. Can I get alternative sentencing?

In this YouTube Hangout, San Diego criminal lawyer David Shapiro answers an online question about sentencing and cocaine possession. If you have additional questions you may post them in the comments section below the video or visit him online at

Can you be convicted of drug possession if you are unaware that you have drugs on you?

In this YouTube Hangout, San Diego criminal lawyer David Shapiro answers an online question about drug possession charges. If you have additional questions you may post them in the comments section below the video or visit him online at https://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-...

How does an illegal search affect the use of evidence in a criminal case?

In this YouTube Live Event, San Diego criminal lawyer David Shapiro answers an online question about the use of evidence obtained from an illegal search. If you have additional questions you may post them in the comments section below the video or visit him online at https://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/

San Diego Criminal Attorney Answers Questions on Border Drugs, Transportation & Possession for Sale

Have you or a loved one been charged with transportation of a controlled substance or possession for sale in San Diego? If so, call David P. Shapiro at 619-295-3555 for a free consultation or visit him online at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-d....

San Diego Indecent Exposure & Lewd Conduct Questions Answered by a Criminal Lawyer

David Shapiro has extensive experience defending those charged with indecent exposure and lewd acts. If you have been charged with a crime feel free to reach out to David directly by calling 619-295-3555 or visit us online at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-d...

San Diego Cocaine Defense Attorney- Lawyer Answers Legal Questions

If you or a loved one are facing cocaine possession, distribution or sale charges in San Diego; criminal defense attorney David P. Shapiro is ready to fight on your behalf. You can visit the website for more information at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-d... or just give David a call at 619-295-3555.

San Diego Drug Attorney Answers Legal Questions

David P. Shapiro is a criminal lawyer in San Diego. David's office provides a free consultation and you can reach him by calling 619-295-3555 or by visiting http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com

San Diego Date Rape Defense Attorney- Criminal Lawyer Answers Questions

If you or a family member is being accused of date rape, call David P. Shapiro at 619-295-3555 for a free consultation. You may also gain more information by visiting his website at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-d...

San Diego Child Abuse Defense Attorney- Lawyer Answers Legal Questions

If you or a loved one is facing charges or allegations of child abuse in San Diego, criminal attorney David Shapiro can help. You may visit our website for more information at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-d... or give him a call for a free consultation at 619-295-3555.

San Diego Homicide Attorney Answers Questions on Homicide, Murder and Manslaughter

If you or a loved one are facing murder, homicide or manslaughter charges in San Diego; David P. Shapiro is ready to fight on your behalf. You can visit the website for more information at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-d... or just give David a call at 619-295-3555.

San Diego Drug Crimes Attorney Answers Legal Questions

If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in San Diego, David Shapiro can help.

San Diego Criminal Attorney Answers how should one choose a lawyer in a criminal case?

If you or a loved one are in need of a criminal defense attorney in San Diego; David P. Shapiro is ready to fight on your behalf. You can visit the website for more information at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/ or just give David a call at 619-295-3555.

San Diego DUI Attorney Answers “How To Find a Good DUI Lawyer?”

David Shapiro is a DUI lawyer in San Diego, California and in this Google Hangout video he answers the question “How do I find a good lawyer for DUI?”. If you are in need of a DUI attorney in San Diego visit us online at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-d...

San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer answers how to handle successfully defending the guilty

David P. Shapiro is a criminal defense lawyer in San Diego, California and in this Google Hangout he answers the question of how you can handle the guilt of successfully defending a client he knows to be guilty. If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney in San Diego, you may visit our website at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com or give David a call directly at 619-295-3555.

San Diego Criminal Attorney Answers “How do I find a good criminal lawyer?”

If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney in San Diego, David P. Shapiro can help. Give him a call at 619-295-3555 or visit him online at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/.

San Diego Weapons Crimes Attorney- Lawyer Answers Questions on Illegal Guns

If you have questions related to weapons offenses in San Diego, you may post them in the comments section below this Google Hangout or reach out to David P. Shapiro directly. David Shapiro is a criminal defense attorney in San Diego and can be reached by phoning his office at 619-295-3555 or by visiting his website at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-d....

San Diego Violent Crimes Attorney- Criminal Lawyer Answers Legal Questions

David P. Shapiro is a criminal attorney located in San Diego, California and in this Google Hangout he answers questions related to violent crimes. For more information or for a free consultation, please call criminal defense attorney David Shapiro at 619-295-3555 or visit his website at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/violent/

San Diego Domestic Violence Attorney- Criminal Lawyer Answers Legal Questions

In this Google Hangout, criminal attorney David P. Shapiro answers domestic violence questions. If you or a loved one is facing domestic violence charges in San Diego, please feel free to visit our website at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com

San Diego DUI Lawyer Answers Legal Questions- YouTube

If you have been charged with a DUI in San Diego, this Google Hangout will provide answers to some commonly asked questions. David Shapiro; a DUI lawyer in San Diego, can be reached by visiting his website at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-d... or by calling his offices at 619-295-3555.

San Diego DUI Lawyer Answers Legal Questions- YouTube

If you have been charged with a DUI in San Diego, this Google Hangout will provide answers to some commonly asked questions. David Shapiro; a DUI lawyer in San Diego, can be reached by visiting his website at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-d... or by calling his offices at 619-295-3555.

San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney- Lawyer answers questions | Law Office of David P. Shapiro

San Diego criminal defense attorney answers online legal questions in this Google Hangout. If you have an immediate need to speak with a criminal defense lawyer in California, you may call David directly at 619-295-3555 or contact him through his website at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/. Otherwise, if you have a question for David, post it to the comments below.

San Diego DUI Lawyer Answers Legal Questions | Law Office of David P. Shapiro

In this Google Hangout DUI attorney David P. Shapiro answers online questions related to DUI charges in San Diego. If you have been charged with a DUI in San Diego, please call our office directly for a free consultation at 619-215-3555 or visit us online at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-d....

San Diego DUI Lawyer Answers Legal Questions | Law Office of David P. Shapiro

In this Google Hangout DUI attorney David P. Shapiro answers online questions related to DUI charges in San Diego. If you have been charged with a DUI in San Diego, please call our office directly for a free consultation at 619-215-3555 or visit us online at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-d....

What Happens When You are Charged with a DUI in San Diego

San Diego criminal defense attorney David Shapiro discusses what happens when someone is charged with a DUI. If you have been charged with a DUI in San Diego, please call our office directly for a free consultation at 619-215-3555 or visit us online at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-d....

San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney | Law Office of David P. Shapiro

I am a criminal defense attorney in San Diego, California. If you are facing criminal charges, please feel free to call my office or visit me online at http://www.davidpshapirolaw... for more information.

Attorney David Shapiro discusses his approach to drug offenses

If you are facing drug charges in San Diego, criminal attorney David P. Shapiro can help. You can visit the website for more information at http://www.davidpshapirolaw.com/san-d... or just give David a call at 619-295-3555.

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3500 5th Ave, #304
San Diego, CA 92103
USA
Telephone: (619) 295-3555
Fax: (619) 234-8770