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Louis Justin Shapiro

Louis Justin Shapiro

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

 Attorney ProfileLou Shapiro - Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer'

Louis J. Shapiro, a dynamic criminal law attorney in Los Angeles, has represented numerous clients in cases ranging from DUI and drug offenses to robbery and check fraud. His reputation as being a strong, detail-oriented advocate and savvy legal mind is why he is viewed as a formidable opponent by many prosecutors.

Formally a deputy public defender in Los Angeles County, Shapiro’s advanced skill set is only matched by his devoted work ethic, one that places his clients in the best position where they often obtain favorable results. Considered one of the top LA DUI attorneys in Los Angeles, Shapiro regularly trains new attorneys in the most effective approaches and methods to handling a DUI defense.

Los Angeles DUI lawyer Shapiro’s expertise is not restricted to only those matters just mentioned, Shapiro often handles more serious crimes such as vehicular manslaughter, child molestation, kidnapping, sexual assault and homicide.  

As such, Shapiro is frequently sought by print, broadcast and Internet media to discuss the latest issues and trends pertaining to criminal acts. He has appeared on programs such at “Entertainment Tonight,” Sky News, the “Today Show,” and has been quoted in articles published by Associated Press,, E! Entertainment, Forbes, Yahoo! News, The Christian Science MonitorLos Angeles Daily NewsBoston HeraldSan Francisco Daily Journal,, and He also has authored many articles that focus on various issues affecting the criminal justice system, and his pieces are published regularly in such publications as the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Currently, LA DUI lawyerShapiro is a member of the Board of Governors of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the Board of the California Criminal Courts Bar Association, the California DUI Lawyers Association, and the National College for DUI Defense.

Having earned his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Shapiro began his career with a solid academic foundation and invaluable legal experience. While in law school, he worked for the New York State Attorney General, Elliot Spitzer, and at several agencies including Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Detainee Unit. He is also a graduate of Yeshiva University in New York City.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

  • Lisa Gail Sherman

    Lou truly is a one-of-a-kind. If I need a referral, two seconds after I email him, I not only will I get a response, but he connects me with truly fantastic attorneys. Last week, I needed to consult Lou on one of my employment matters that has a criminal component. He immediately called me back and stepped me through an extremely complex situation. If you are even considering hiring a criminal attorney for any reason, look no further. Lou works tirelessly for his clients, and because of his experience and relationships, I have watched him get fantastic results for his clients. Most of all, he is humble, compassionate and so giving of himself. What more could you ask for in an attorney?


    Lisa Sherman Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steven S Chung

    Lou is an excellent criminal defense attorney and a wonderful person.


    Steven Chung Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

4929 Wilshire Blvd Ste 691
Los Angeles, CA, 90010



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certified Specialist - Criminal LawState Bar of California2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Public DefenderLos Angeles County Office Of Public Defender2006 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2011 - Present
Criminal Courts Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2011 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People vs. Ran Soo Kohnot guilty

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Publication NameTitleDate
Los Angeles Daily Journalcriminal cases of 20122012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Benjamin N Cardozo SOL Yeshiva UN/AlawN/A
Yeshiva UnivN/AundergraduateN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationDUI2013