Attorney 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 is the current Past President of the 500 member Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 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. Prior to his election to that position he served as a board member and officer. Mr. Shapiro is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia. 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.