A native of New York City, David graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies in 2003 and thereafter attended Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2006.
David served as President of the Tulane Criminal Law Society and excelled as a student-attorney in the nationally renowned Tulane Criminal Law Clinic. In connection with his service at the Tulane Criminal Law Clinic, he advocated on behalf of inmates and criminal defendants, including prisoners whose rights had been impinged due to the collapse of the New Orleans criminal justice system in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, garnering recognition in several international news documentaries in the process.
David also worked for Tulane’s Project for Older Prisoners (POPS) and is one of only a few student-attorneys to have successfully argued before the Louisiana State Board of Parole.
David moved to San Diego from New Orleans in 2006 and worked with the San Diego Public Defender’s Office while awaiting bar results, assisting in a wide array of misdemeanor cases in the downtown San Diego state courthouse. He eventually joined San Diego’s most well regarded criminal defense firm in 2007, where he remained until opening The Law Offices of David Shapiro in early 2010. David has handled any and every type of criminal case in San Diego courts and is well regarded as one of San Diego’s best defense attorneys.
This website is meant for marketing purposes only. The website and communications though it do not constitute a client-attorney relationship. David Shapiro is a criminal lawyer with offices in San Diego, California. David defends clients throughout San Diego county and Orange County, including El Cajon, National City and Chula Vista.