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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.
Mr. Shapiro represented my minor son in a felony DUI. He was always accessible, patient, courteous and prompt to respond with all our emails, calls and questions. He was consistently professional and helped us through every step of a very stressful and confusing time. He knows the law and was a priceless asset in the court room. You want him on your side and is well worth his assigned fees.
Mr. Shapiro is a very experienced professional who is extremely knowledgeable about criminal law. The way he carries himself both inside and outside of the courtroom is second to none! I was in a helpless position and had been taken advantage of by a previous lawyer. Mr. Shapiro helped me get my family back as well as make sure I was doing everything I needed to do in order to stay out of jail. He is very detail oriented and made sure I was well informed every step of the way. I truly believe that if it wasn't for him I would not be sitting here with my family today.
After an unfortunate interaction with local law enforcement (my first in 50 years), I was referred to Mr. Shapiro. I interviewed several other defense lawyers and quickly settled on Mr. Shapiro, for 3 reasons: 1) He spends most of his days in the courtroom, and is intimately familiar with the process. 2) He immediately developed a strategy to have the charge effectively dismissed. 3) His fees are reasonable and stated upfront.
Mr. Shapiro is a tenacious fighter for his clients. He thinks fast, talks fast, is very honest in his assessment, and vaguely resembles actor John Turturro. I found him to be honest in his business affairs, strategic in his methods, and very effective in resolving legal situations at the earliest possible stage. He is well supported by his staff (David M.), who explained the legal process to me, and patiently answered all of my questions.
Mr. Shapiro was successful in his efforts to ensure that no charges filed, and I began to sleep again. I hope I never need his services again, but I will always keep his number.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!