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About me

I am a criminal defense attorney with 30 years of practice.  I also handle administrative law , restraining orders, unemployment insurance appeals, family law, bankruptcy, and  matters involving state and local licensing.  I represent clients in all types of criminal law cases from traffic tickets to life felonies.  I practice in all courts, both Federal and State, in California and when called upon in out of state courts pro hac vice.


 


I offer clients a free initial consultation either in San Francisco where my office is located or in Contra Costa County where I live. 


 


 


 


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    32 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 10%
    32 years
  3. Administrative Law: 10%
    32 years
  4. Appeals: 10%
    32 years
  5. Family: 5%
    19 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-500/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jonathan Mark Levitan

    I see so many excellent answers by Mr. Shapiro. What impresses me the most is the clarity of language and the focus on the specific needs of the asker.

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  • Jeremy M Forsyth

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Shapiro is an excellent attorney in the courtroom and, judging from his knowledge of criminal law and related matters of fact, he is an expert practitioner. I would highly recommend his services.

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Contact info

The Law Offices of C. Zadik Shapiro

Fifteen Boardman Pl., #2
San Francisco, CA, 94103

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198511/22/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service AwardBar Association of San Francisco2014
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service AwardBar Association of San Francisco2013
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service AwardBar Association of San Francisco2012
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service AwardBar Association of San Francisco2011
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service AwardBar Association of San Francisco2010
Certificate of ExcellenceSan Francisco Suicide Prevention2009
Certificate of ExcellenceSan Francisco Suicide Prevention2009
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service AwardBar Association of San Francisco2009
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service AwardBar Association of San Francisco2008
Certificate of ExcellenceSan Francisco Suicide Prevention2008
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service AwardBar Association of San Francisco2007
Certificate of ExcellenceSan Francisco Suicide Prevention2007
Certificate of ServiceSan Francisco Superior Court2006
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service AwardBar Association of San Francisco2006
Certificate of ExcellenceSan Francisco Suicide Prevention2004
Certificate of ServiceSan Francisco Superior Court2004
Certificate of ServiceSuperior Court of the City and County of San Francisco2003
Certificate of ServiceSan Francisco Superior Court2002
Certificate of ServiceSan Francisco Municipal Court1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of C. Zadik Shapiro1989 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Michael Stepanian1985 - 1989
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Criminal Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1985 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
blogTaking the Fifth--A Criminal Law Blog2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Florida State University College of LawHistoryMA - Masters1976
University of South FloridaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Know Your LawSearch and Seizure2011
Know Your LawUnemployment Law2010