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David B. Benowitz

David B. Benowitz

also known as David Benowitz

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime

About Me

Communication and building a trusting attorney-client relationship are crucial to a successful defense in a criminal case. Therefore, from our first meeting, throughout the investigation and any subsequent court proceedings, you will be informed of every development in your case. We encourage you to contact us at any time with questions or concerns.


If you need a criminal defense attorney in Washington DC, you can be confident that we will prepare thoroughly by investigating every aspect of your case and leveraging our relationships throughout the Washington DC criminal justice system. We use the best criminal defense investigators in Washington DC to uncover and document evidence.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    3 years
  2. White Collar Crime: 30%
  3. Criminal Defense: 30%
    3 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

23 total 

  • Scott Fredrick Lemanski

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Scott Lemanski Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Edward L. Fiandach

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Edward Fiandach DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

David Benowitz Attorney at Law

409 7th Street NW
Suite 222
Washington, DC, 20004



DCActive 199605/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Highest Grade - Labor LawThe George Washington University Law School1993
Highest Grade - Criminal LawThe George Washington University Law School1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Faculty MemberHarvard Law School - Trial Advocacy Workshop2012 - 2012
Professorial Lecturer in LawGeorge Washington University Law School2012 - 2014
PartnerPrice Benowitz LLP2001 - Present
Public Defender/Staff AttorneyPublic Defender Service for the District of Columbia1995 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2013 - Present
National Lawyers - Top 100 Trial LawyersMember2012 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyMember2010 - Present
Maryland Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
D.C. Law Students In CourtAlumni Board2009 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
National College for DUI DefenseMember2009 - Present
D.C. BarMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
U.S. v. DMNot guilty on all charges.
U.S. v. BNot guilty verdict.
U.S. v. WNot guilty on thirteen (13) counts.

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Publication NameTitleDate
The George Washington Law ReviewMember of Law Review1994


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense CollegeN/ACertificate of Completion2012
National College of DUI DefenseN/A2011 - Spring Seminar2011
National College of DUI DefenseN/A2010 - Summer Seminar2010
Intoxilyzer 5000 Operator's CourseOperation of Breath Alcohol Testing EquipmentCertificate of Completion & Competency2009
NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety TestingDUI/DWI DefenseCertificate of Training2009
Maryland State Bar AssociationHandling Drinking & Driving Cases in MarylandCertificate of Completion2009
NITACapital Defense SeminarCertificate of Completion2007
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawTrial AdvocacyLLM2006
NACDLNational Criminal Defense CollegeCertificate of Completion2000
The George Washington University Law SchoolCriminal LawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of PennsylvaniaHistory HonorsBA1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Training ConferenceTrial Practice2001
DCLSIC Weekly LectureMotions Practice2000
Adjunct ProfessorCriminal Justice1999
DCLSIC Trial PracticeJudge/Evaluation - Trial1998
Criminal Practice InstituteInvestigations1998
DCLSIC OrientationTrial Practice1997