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David B. Shapiro

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David B. Shapiro

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.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    22 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Paul M Grant

    I endorse this lawyer. Great lawyer and good guy.


    Paul Grant Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Andrew Eric McAdams

    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.


    Andrew McAdams Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Shapiro & Shapiro, PLLC

5242 S College Dr (490 West)
Suite 190
Murray, UT, 84123-0001


AZInactive 199203/29/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerShapiro & Shapiro, PLLC2012 - Present
FounderLaw Offices of David B. Shapiro2002 - 2012
In-House AttorneyCrossCommerce, Inc2000 - 2001
Trial AttorneySalt Lake Legal Defender Association1993 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPast President2012 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2011 - 2012
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident-Elect2010 - 2011
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Memeber2004 - 2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Brigham Young UniversitySpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Brigham Young UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1989