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David B. Shapiro

Criminal defense Attorney at Murray, UT

5.0   14 reviews

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    Felony and Misdemeanor offenses including Theft, Forgery, Possession and Distribution of Controlled Substances and all other criminal offenses and probation violations.

    28 years

  2. Federal crime
    20%
    Drug Possession, Conspiracy, Hobbs Act, Firearm and other Federal offenses.

  3. Violent crime
    20%
    Including domestic violence offenses, Aggravate Assault, Illegal Possession of Weapons.

David B. Shapiro earned his J.D. Degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1992. Mr. Shapiro began his career defending the accused at the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association, where he worked for seven years as a trial attorney handling several thousand misdemeanor and felony cases. Mr. Shapiro left the public defender office to work for an Internet software company in San Francisco. When he returned to Salt Lake City in 2001, he established his own practice focused exclusively on criminal defense and continued his work assisting clients facing all types of criminal charges in Juvenile, Justice, District and Federal Courts.

Mr. Shapiro was elected by his peers to serve as the President of the 500 memberUtah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has served as a Board Member or Officer of that organization for nearly a decade. The non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting and protecting justice and is involved in educating attorneys so that they can better represent the accused. He is committed to improving the legal profession by protecting the rights of all citizens. Mr. Shapiro is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia.

Mr. Shapiro was selected by Utah Business Magazine to be one of Utah’s Legal Elite for 2015. He has been named as one of the Top 100 trial lawyers in Utah by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Shapiro is admitted to practice law in State and Federal Courts in Utah and Arizona. Mr. Shapiro is fluent in Spanish and frequently represents Spanish speaking clients in criminal matters.

Licensed for 30 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/08/2022
State AZ
Status Inactive
Acquired 1992
Updated 09/18/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact David

Shapiro & Shapiro, PLLC
6040 S. Fashion Blvd.
Suite 200
Murray, UT, 84107

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exelent Advice
Called in with a concern and helped talk me through what i would need to know.
Posted by Michael | July 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One In a Million
As a one time client of Mr. Shapiro I found him to be an extremely forthright, intelligent, sharp-minded attorney who’s not only well versed in Federal and State law but represents his clients with the highest degree of professionalism. Mark my words, you can be assured that David is capable of wielding the full power of the law within the legal justice system to ensure his client’s rights are well protected. In my personal experience, he’s one of the top lawyers in Utah and most likely the country when he’s practicing on the Federal level. When I wanted a steady set of hands, a good heart, and a sharp mind to stand beside me in my time of need – I would have been hard pressed to have a better man fighting for my rights than Attorney David Shapiro.
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Posted by Mayte | May 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy with results
We hired Mr. Shapiro for my mother and she couldn't do any better. We are extremely happy with the results Mr. Shapiro is always available phone/text/email, he has very much patience we are 5 sisters on a case of my mother and he would always have time for each one of us and never frustrated always calm and with a great answer he speaks great Spanish also and that helped a lot too because my mother only speaks Spanish, I would not want to have to deal with anything criminal again but if I was to I wouldn't think about it twice to hire Mr. Shapiro. Thank you again Mr. Shapiro
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best service!
Criminal lawyer hired and he provided great service. He Is very knowledgeable and understanding!
Posted by Chelsea | December 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I would highly recommend Mr. Shapiro, he was very prepared and thorough. He really took a lot of the grief off my shoulders. For going through something so stressful he really made it painless and convenient. As soon as he took on my case, he was very diligent about getting back to me with any updated information and just checking in with making sure we were on the same page. He took care of every single interaction between the courthouse and I, which takes a lot of stress out of the whole ordeal.
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Posted by Ty | November 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't be happier.
David is truly amazing. He has strong relationships with prosecutors, and will do all he can to find the beta outcome. I was in trouble legally for the first time in my life. I consulted a few attorneys and ended up with Mr. Shapiro. Honestly, I had never been more stressed or concerned. I wanted to do the right thing and still protect my future. By getting creative and working with prosecutors, Mr. Shapiro saved my future in a big way. Thank you, David. You have no idea the difference you've made.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Record reduction
I met. David 10 years ago when he was me public defender. He was great to work with then, so I called to hire him to help me get my record reduced from a felony. He was very professional kept me updated often and worked hard on my case. Would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
As an out of state client who could not be in Utah regularly, I was extremely concerned and unfamiliar with the efficiency of the process. David served as an unbelievable shepherd through a very difficult time. He was readily available through the court process and guided me all the way through a full expungement. He was patient in his explanation of the proceedings, professional and efficient in all regards and made a tough situation much easier. I couldn't recommend him more highly.
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Posted by Alexander | April 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you David
David was an amazing attorney numerous times he represented me and got Flawless results I was acquitted of any charges I was innocent of along with reduction of many charges he got me my life back by putting in a 402 reduction II go back to living a normal life without a felony awesome attorney would recommend him a hundred thousand times over.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Dave is a great negotiator, he really knows how to show you as a person rather than a statistic or criminal. It was a HUGE relief having him fight for justice for me.
Posted by Anthony M | April 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
As solid as they come!
Mr. Shapiro has represented me in the past as court appointed lawyer and also recently as a hired representative. This man is a true professional in every since of the word highly knowledgeable, experience and communication skills are top shelf. Every time I have met or talked with him over the phone, being that I'm not from Utah I live in California, he has always been very clear with direction and easy to deal with there was never at anytime that Mr. Shapiro gave me any misguided, misleading advice or any reason to doubt his skill level. All my results were outstanding as my council and met all of my expectations and then some. Overall wonderful and smooth experience something that is very difficult to seek in those situations. If your looking for a straight shooter that knows the system in his area, Mr. Shapiro if you ask me is as solid as they come and would definitely recommend him highly if representation is needed!
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2015
Initially Extremely Anxious
The State of Utah had maliciously placed me on a child abuse registry based on the "kids" word alone. I had no opportunity to dispute the false charges of a very disturbed acting out juvenile delinquent. Nevertheless the power of the false allegations landed me on a secret data base at the State Human Services. As a professional psychotherapist I lost my job and could no longer work in the field with mental health patients. Mr. Shapiro's presentation to the Judge which involved arguing that I had no due process was a violation of my 14th amendment rights. The Judge was mortified by what the state had done and followed Mr. Shapiro's advice that the State must immediately expunge the record and the Judge continued to chastise the State's attorney for counselling the state to over step the bounds of due process. The attorney general defending the state was visibly distraught and even tearful because of the judges severe admonishment to the State's attorney and the state Human Services practices which lack due process. David Shapiro literally saved my job and career....highly recommend this attorney for even the most complicated case.
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Posted by Juliet | July 22, 2015
The best attorney we have ever dealt with.
I have never been a fan of attorney's in general. David Shapiro is my hero and we can't thank him enough. I called him very upset over my son and he appeared in court the very next day and got my son out of jail the next day. He was more concerned about my family than he was about making a fast buck, I will recommend him to anyone and every one. Thank Mr. Shapiro!!!!!!
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Posted by Melvin | March 20, 2015
The Best Attorney Hands Down!!!!!!
Mr. Shapiro is a knowledgeable, well organized, honest man. I'd recommend him to anyone seeking legal aid. He doesn't exaggerate his capabilities, just states and delivers his promise!!!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Shapiro & Shapiro, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Founder
  • Law Offices of David B. Shapiro
  • 2002 - 2012
  • In-House Attorney
  • CrossCommerce, Inc
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Trial Attorney
  • Salt Lake Legal Defender Association
  • 1993 - 2000
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Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President-Elect
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Memeber
  • 2004 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Great lawyer and good guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Shapiro is an excellent attorney. He is very experienced and has been a good friend and mentor to me since I left felony prosecution and started working in criminal defense. I highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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Murray Criminal defense Lawyer David B. Shapiro
David B. Shapiro
Criminal defense Attorney
Murray, UT
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation