We Help Good People Regain Control of Their Future When Charged with A Crime®

The experience of being arrested can be frightening, confusing, and overwhelming. For many San Diegans, it is their first time dealing with the legal system. Let us guide you away from the confusion and uncertainty of facing a criminal charge in the County of San Diego. The Law Office of David P. Shapiro is ready to provide honest answers, clear explanations, and top-notch defense on your behalf.

Regardless of how your accuser, the police, or the prosecution wants to make you feel, just because you have been accused of a crime does not mean you’re a criminal. At San Diego’s Law Office of David P. Shapiro, we firmly believe you are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law – beyond a reasonable doubt. Our team will treat you with respect, listen attentively, and provide real answers to your questions the best we can, given the facts of your case.

Cases are rarely ‘open-and-shut’. There are often multiple layers to each case; a single overlooked detail may affect the entire outcome. We will dig an inch wide and a mile deep, working diligently to uncover every facet of your case which may be beneficial to your defense. We will investigate any and all opportunities seeking an outright dismissal or at least a big-league reduction of the charges. David P. Shapiro and his team are dedicated to quality, personal, and ethical legal representation. We will not rest until every possible defense strategy has been explored and evaluated.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI Defense
  • Homicide
  • Theft Charges
  • Violent Crimes
  • Weapons Charges
  • Sex Crimes
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Endangerment
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Hit and Run

Call Law Office of David P. Shapiro today at 619-375-0936 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney David P. Shapiro

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Bar Admissions:

  • California, 2007

Education:

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2006
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Scholarship
    • Honors: Student-attorney at the Tulane Criminal Law Clinic
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, 2003
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Legal Studies

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Fastest Growing Law Firms in the United States - #218, Law Firm 500, 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40, SD Metro Magazine, 2018
  • Next Top Business Leader Under 40, San Diego Business Journal, 2018
  • Top Lawyers, Three Best Rated, 2017 - 2018
  • Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2015 - 2018

Honors:

  • SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2015 - 2021
  • Fastest Growing Small Law Firms in the United States (#30) , LawFirm500 , 2020
  • Fastest Growing Small Law Firms in the United States (#24) , LawFirm500 , 2019
  • Three Best Rated Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Diego , 2017 - 2020
  • Leaders in Law, San Diego Business Journal - October, 2019
  • Fastest Growing Law Firm in the United States -#24, LawFirm500, January 1, 2016 - January 1, 2018
  • Fastest Growing Law Firm in the United States - #218, Law Firm 500, 2018
  • Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished, 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40, SD Metro Magazine, 2018
  • Next Top Business Leader Under 40, San Diego Business Journal, 2018
  • Top Lawyers, Three Best Rated, 2018
  • Rising Star, Superlawyers, 2017
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2016
  • Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal, 2016
  • Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Rising Star, Superlawyers, 2015
  • Top Contributor for DUIs, Avvo, 2014
  • Top Attorney, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2014
  • Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal, 2014
  • Top Young Attorneys, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2013
  • Clients Choice in Criminal Defense, Avvo, 2013
  • San Diego Daily Transcript, Top Young Attorneys, 2012
  • Top Young Attorneys, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2011
  • Best Attorney/Parolee Mentor Match of the Year, VIP Mentors of San Diego, 2009
  • Excellent Scholarly Achievement, The State University of New York at Buffalo, 2003

Mr. Shapiro is a highly skilled criminal defense attorney who will defend your case with care and consideration. My family has used his services several times with the best possible outcome. You can expect thorough, easy to understand explanations of court proceedings and your best options. He is confident and comfortable in the courtroom and you can rest easy knowing he is on your case. I would recommend Mr. Shapiro for your legal defense.

Hayden J.

David P. Shapiro expertly handled our case with a level of professionalism that is hard to find. We needed an attorney that understood people, the law, and would help us get through the legal system in San Diego County. Most importantly, I wanted an attorney that would actually do the hard work of representing us in a very difficult situation. Backed up by a top-notch office and investigative staff, Mr. Shapiro delivered. David turned out to be the absolute right choice, a decision we did not regret. Highly recommended.

Earl

I came to David Shapiro to end my probation early and expunge my case. I had a very positive and very informative experience with him. David and his assistant Maria were excellent and always kept in the loop of what was going on.

Antonio G.

David P. Shapiro expertly handled our case with a level of professionalism that is hard to find. We needed an attorney that understood people, the law, and would help us get through the legal system in San Diego County. Most importantly, I wanted an attorney that would actually do the hard work of representing us in a very difficult situation. Backed up by a top-notch office and investigative staff, Mr. Shapiro delivered. David turned out to be the absolute right choice, a decision we did not regret. Highly recommended.

Jason L.

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