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David Philip Shapiro

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  1. Good defense

    Posted by Alex,
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    • I recommend David Shapiro.

    I am a 40 y.o. male computer engineer in San Diego. I made an unfortunate mistake that was discovered and charges filed. I was very worried that my career would be over, not to mention even more severe consequences. I chose David Shapiro based on reading his Avvo reviews and I had a very positive experience with him. David understands all intricacies of the law and knows how to use them defending his clients. When I first met him, he gave me an expected outline of how the events will unfold and what the timeline would be. His prediction was very close to what happened. He did not sugar coat any scenarios and gave me a precise picture of best/worst case scenarios.
    To assure a better defense Mr. Shapiro told me exactly what I should do and what information to collect to explain my circumstances. When additional charges were filed against me unexpectedly, he adjusted the strategy, and this new strategy still fell into the original time frame. As a result, I ended up proactively doing several hours of community service and counseling and got cleared of all charges after David presented my case to the City Attorney. The outcome was very close to the original best case scenario. My overall experience with David Shapiro exceeded expectations and I am very grateful to him. I should mention that his assistant (David M.) who handled the in-take of my case was very comforting. David Shapiro however is a fighter, not a hand-holder. But that's what you want for the final result.

  2. David Shapiro- Absolute best choice for San Diego Criminal Defense

    Posted by Earl,
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    • I recommend David Shapiro.

    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.

  3. Fantastic Outcome!!

    Posted by Jake,
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    • I recommend David Shapiro.

    I have had some legal run ins in the past and was charged with being under the influence. To be honest I was very scared and thought that I might be in some serious trouble. From the very first moment I contacted Mr. Shapiro I was put at ease for my case. Initially i did have to plea to a conviction but within a month Mr Shapiro got the conviction and all accompanying issues such as fines, 4th waiver, and probation dismissed!! I would recommend Mr Shapiro to anyone that has a criminal legal issue. He is extremely knowledgeable about all possible outcomes and returned all phone calls and emails promptly and I never had any fear or did I have to wait for such a fantastic outcome to my case. Thank you Mr Shapiro!!

  4. GREAT and SKILLED Attorney - depends on your needs...

    Posted by erin.piskura, a Criminal Defense client,
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    • I recommend David Shapiro.
    • I hired David 1-3 years ago.
    • David handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Attorney Shapiro is skilled in his profession. He is a competent attorney and I believe he worked hard for the best outcome in my case(s). If, however, you are charged with a first time and are nearly as scared as I was, he may not be the best fit. Although he is a great attorney, I did not find him to be very compassionate - I was in a frenzy (how would this impact my employment? when can I clear up my record? etc.). I found him to be rather impatient with me and am not convinced that he was really concerned about me. Perhaps this was just a personality issue. Despite this, he is a great attorney, a nice guy and he will go to bat for you.

    1. David Philip Shapiro

      David Shapiro

      Lawyer Comment:

      I believe the great majority of our clients prefer that I tell it like it is, as opposed to sugar coating the issues and creating unrealistic expectations.

      My experience the past 7 years, and with 1,000 clients, has been that you can not please every client you represent, irrespective of the number of messes you get them out of or the countless nights and weekends you spend addressing their unrealistic expectations about their case(s).

      Nevertheless, we appreciate the feedback and the references to David Shapiro as a "nice guy," a "great attorney" who is "skilled in his profession," and someone who "will go to bat" for his clients.

      Posted 6 months ago. Flag

  5. Expert in Subject matter

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
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    • I recommend David Shapiro.
    • I hired David 6-12 months ago.
    • David handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    David is really a great lawyer .He made me understand the rules and regulations which i don't know being a foreigner in this country, he also helped me to consult with an immigration attorney and then he himself worked with him to understand to choose best option for me. I am really thankful to David for his great help , i will recommend David to my friends and co-workers as an expert in his subject matter and the away he approaches to resolve the case.

  6. Excellent Attorney

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
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    • I recommend David Shapiro.
    • I hired David 6-12 months ago.
    • David handled my Criminal Defense matter.

    Mr. Shapiro is a very aggressive and knowledgeable attorney. He always keeps his client updated and responds all questions very quickly including weekends. He is also pretty smart and is extremely helpful in working things out. He resolved my case with a wonderful result and I highly recommend this amazing attorney!

  7. Excellent Attorney

    Posted by Dale, a DUI client,
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    • I recommend David Shapiro.
    • I hired David 1-3 years ago.
    • David handled my DUI / DWI matter.

    David keeps his clients well informed about their case and responds very quickly to any questions or concerns you might have. He is a very professional and knowledgeable DUI lawyer. I would highly recommend him.

  8. Amazing experience, wouldn't go to anyone else!

    Posted by Carolyn, a DUI client,
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    • I recommend David Shapiro.
    • I hired David 1-3 years ago.
    • David handled my DUI / DWI matter.

    David Shapiro is one of the best lawyers I have had. I was charged with a DUI a year ago and he was able to get me the minimum sentence due to the circumstance. I was extremely shameful and felt awful that I was being charged as a criminal. When I walked into his office, he sat me down, understood how I must be feeling and assured me he was going to do everything in his power. He was very calm and collected asking me questions and gave me time to answer them, considering the state I was in. That case was handled the best it could have. Then recently, last Sept. I was pulled over for speeding and I had failed the breathalyzer test (as per my probation orders). I couldn't believe it! I went back to David and asked him to help me out with the case, he said no problem I'll take care of it. No need to worry. This was EXTREMELY reassuring due to the fact that I was leaving for Virginia for 3 months in about 2 weeks time. He was able to reassign my court date for me and go in to represent me and.....I couldn't believe it....David got BOTH the DUI probation violation AND the speeding ticket dismissed!!!! I don't know how, but I know it had something to do with having the right lawyer to represent me. If you are ever in either or both situations, I would HIGHLY recommend David Shapiro. You really wont find anyone as skilled in and out of the office and in court at such a fair price. His pricing was a flat rate, which for my finances was more than fair. Thank you SO much David!!!

  9. I SIMPLY CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT MR. SHAPIRO. OUR FAMILY IS BLESSED TO HAVE HIM WORKING OUR CASE. HE IS #1...

    Posted by Terrilyn, a Criminal Defense client,
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    • I recommend David Shapiro.
    • I hired David 1-3 years ago.
    • David handled my Criminal Defense matter.

    Mr. Shapiro is the BEST attorney ever. I had numerous attorney's that I could have chosen but something made me call him and boy what a blessing that call was. Mr. Shapiro is one that I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone that is in need of an excellent Criminal Defense Attorney. In my opinion no one can beat what he does. He is 100% in ALL categories of trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable, and keeping me informed on each and every single thing. Seriously, do not call any other attorney...CALL Mr. David Shapiro...he will make sure you are taken care of. He does not mess around and gets things done. He is worth every dime and then some for the expert services he delivers. He truly cares!

  10. Very helpful

    Posted by Gevrey, a Criminal Defense client,
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    • I recommend David Shapiro.
    • I hired David 1-3 years ago.
    • David handled my Criminal Defense matter.

    David was extremely helpful in letting me know everything that was happening with my case and responded immediately to any questions I may have had about the case. I defiantly recommend him.

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