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Posted by JM
David and his staff are some of the best people I have worked with. I walked in with a DV case, and not only were they understanding but very informative about what was to come. Being in the situation, as charged with a criminal offense really set me to an all time emotional low. I was reassured by the staff that everything would be taken care of and that I was in good hands. They were right. I provided some supporting documentation to help with the pre-case negotiations and David did the rest. My case was DROPPED! David also made it very affordable to be his client, and many attorneys are not so open to payment plans and other terms for retention. I am so thankful that I found David through avvo.com. There are many options, I called at least a dozen, and I am 100% satisfied. David and his staff are very responsive, always able to answer the phone or send you an email. I know David works late nights because he has personally emailed me after hours. He knows the system, he knows network, and he will help you!! He always called once he found out something new, and was never annoyed when I called him for an update in between. David has the professionalism and respect from the peers in his area, often which takes 20+ years to obtain. If you are faced with a charge, give him a call. I initially met with David M., who also was A+ in my opinion. He was also very knowledgeable and amendable. He took great notes which made me confident that my case was taken in full seriousness. If I could even find one thing wrong with anything, it was that they opened the door at 1:03PM, after there announced break from 12-1PM. You can't get a better person on your side, get David!!
Posted by Michael
I unfortunately was involved in a non-injury driving under the influence accident in April of this year. I just wanted to go to court and plead guilty because I was. My wife went on-line and found Mr. David P. Shapiro. He had high ratings and I watched his video. I liked the way he presented himself, so we scheduled an appointment to discuss the circumstances. His Office Manager, David and assistant Elizabeth were very kind and professional. They gathered the details of my incident and scheduled a conference with Mr. Shapiro. My wife and I met with him and we were very favorably impressed. He appeared in court on my behalf, both for the arraignment and to speak with the assistant district attorney as to a disposition. Based on my high blood alcohol and the accident the options for me were pretty limited. Nevertheless, Mr. Shapiro negotiated the most favorable terms I could have asked for. I am now moving through the rest of the process of this mess that I caused. I pray nobody should find themselves in a situation like this; however, if you are, please know Mr. Shapiro will provide you the best defense and great peace of mind during a very difficult time. You should not face this without competent legal representation. He won't sugar coat anything. He will be direct and honest, which is what one would really want. I greatly appreciate his kindness and professionalism, as well as that of his staff, and would recommend him to anyone facing unfavorable legal circumstances.
Posted by a client
The legal system is very complex, very daunting, and quite intimidating. Faced with a misdemeanor charge, I was fortunate to have found David Shapiro to handle my case. David’s superb knowledge of the law and tough, no-nonsense approach is what you need on your side if you are faced with any criminal situation. In addition, David really knows how the San Diego court system works. He knows the players. David’s intimate understanding of the San Diego legal system is a tremendous asset to have in helping to maneuver through the tangled legal web. You may question if you need an attorney, but having David on your side is absolutely the best approach to take. David is extremely responsive by email and phone, and will keep you advised every step of the way. His counsel on the right tactics to take was immeasurably helpful for me. The legal process can take time to resolve itself, but if you are proactive and follow David’s advice, you will not be sorry. In my case, I had my misdemeanor charge fully dismissed without a conviction. I am extremely grateful and thankful to have Mr. Shapiro’s experience and expertise on my side and highly recommend him.
Posted by a client
David Shapiro is a smart attorney who is organized, responsive, respectful, and looks out for you. He helped me with an alleged RO violation that was completely fabricated. The case got filed and DA was persistent to go to trial but David worked hard to understand the situation and to represent me well with the DA. The case was dismissed before trial. I knew from the beginning that David is the man for this job. If you want to be in good hands, hire David Shapiro. Thank you David.
Posted by Iracilda
When I lived in San Diego I needed a lawyer and chose David to help me. I can say that he was very professional, honest and an excellent lawyer. He resolved the case, kept me informed at all times, and at the end returned unused money.
Posted by DAVID M
After having a run in with law enforcement and being presented with a felony charge i knew i need legal representation, i met with various attorneys in hopes of finding the best representation i could. Quickly upon meeting with Mr. Shapiro and his legal staff, i knew he was the attorney i wanted to be representing me. From the moment i contacted his office, to the resolution of my case Mr.
Shapiro and his staff, were pleasent and helpful. Mr. Shapiro is not only a compassionate and understanding of his clients but he is upfront and honest, which i found to be very unique. He made sure to keep me updated on all matters of the case wether good or bad, i appreciated the fact that i was not left in the dark at no point during the process. aside from being great with dealing with his clients he is also a fighter, and with make sure his clients get the best possible scenario. in my particular case i understand their be some consequences but he made sure that they were minimal. he did a great job at making sure that the DA looked at me as more then just a case number, and understood the potential outcomes their judgement could have on my life as a whole. ultimately Shapiro's concern for the case and my future as a whole, and his alongside his hard work resulted not only in the reduction of my charges but he was able to get me the best case scenario. I am very pleased with Mr. Shapiro and his legal team i would recommend him to any one facing any legal matters his a strong knowledgeable attorney and I'm sure he will get you the best case scenario. overall I'm very thankful for his services and i over need legal representation for any other matter he will definitely my first choice.
Posted by Kristin
I hired David Shapiro to represent me back in February 2011. I was charged with a couple of felonies and was scared out of my mind. I had never been in trouble before and I didn't know what to do. I felt hopeless. I thought my life was over because no one gets hired at any job with a criminal record and I have a family to support. David was so patient and informative through the whole process. He explained everything. He never ever sugar coated anything either. He was straight up about everything. It was a long journey but to make a long story short, I started with him being charged with 2 felonies and i left him with an expunged record. It took over 2 years and he worked hard to get me the best scenario he could. I am so thankful I hired him to represent me. If you are reading this because you are in need of a criminal defense attorney, I would encourage you to contact David Shapiro. You will not regret it!
Posted by Cathy
I was dealing with a complaint against me from the Department of Health and Services. At the same time a pending investigation from the Department of Consumer Affairs. I had a good friend of mine who referred me to Atty. David Shapiro. The first time I met David was in his law office. I was very impressed with him the way he approached me. He was very professional, prim and proper, polite, courteous and down to earth person. At that very moment I felt comfortable, safe and secured with him as my legal counsel. David is a positive person. He is very sincere, committed and dedicated to his clients. Very knowledgeable and highly skilled lawyer. He deals with his clients not only pure business but with affection and concern. The thing that I admired him so much is that every time I tried to get hold of him for any questions or clarifications he always responds to me on time or if he is busy for sure I get a word from him at the end of the day. Every penny you pay is worth it and he really works hard for it. He is an EXCELLENT and SUPERB Defense Criminal Lawyer. If only there is more than 5 stars that I could give him as my rating I will. You did an exceptional job. I highly recommend David Shapiro if you need legal assistance. I could assure and guarantee you that you will never regret. Thank you very much David.
Posted by Liz
I want to express my great appreciation for David Shapiro's tremendous expertise in representing our family during a recent legal matter. He patiently guided our family step-by-step through the complicated court process, he always returned our calls or emails promptly and gave us realistic expectations while remaining positive. His professionalism and caring and prompt attention to our needs during this difficult time is why I will recommend him to anyone requiring his services and will most certainly hire him again if the need arises.
Posted by a client
I was in a jam and Googled lawyers, I ended up on AVVO and called a couple of lawyers, I had to leave a message for most and as expected most either didn't call back or acted like it was a hassle to deal with me. I met with David the office manager who gave me a run down of what was expected. I paid in full for a set price for my DV case and am happy I went with Shapiro. While I am irritated that my case didn't get dismissed, Shapiro did the best he could to make sure I had a no negative order instead of the full restraining order. This is great, if you know what the difference is and have a family. Hearing other people say they weren't given a no negative made me realize the I chose the right lawyer.
I would definitely recommend Shapiro as your criminal defense.