Attorney ProfileLou Shapiro - Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer'

Louis J. Shapiro, a dynamic criminal law attorney in Los Angeles, has represented numerous clients in cases ranging from DUI and drug offenses to robbery and check fraud. His reputation as being a strong, detail-oriented advocate and savvy legal mind is why he is viewed as a formidable opponent by many prosecutors.

Formally a deputy public defender in Los Angeles County, Shapiro’s advanced skill set is only matched by his devoted work ethic, one that places his clients in the best position where they often obtain favorable results. Considered one of the top LA DUI attorneys in Los Angeles, Shapiro regularly trains new attorneys in the most effective approaches and methods to handling a DUI defense.

Los Angeles DUI lawyer Shapiro’s expertise is not restricted to only those matters just mentioned, Shapiro often handles more serious crimes such as vehicular manslaughter, child molestation, kidnapping, sexual assault and homicide.  

As such, Shapiro is frequently sought by print, broadcast and Internet media to discuss the latest issues and trends pertaining to criminal acts. He has appeared on programs such at “Entertainment Tonight,” Sky News, the “Today Show,” and has been quoted in articles published by Associated Press,, E! Entertainment, Forbes, Yahoo! News, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Daily News, Boston Herald, San Francisco Daily Journal,, and He also has authored many articles that focus on various issues affecting the criminal justice system, and his pieces are published regularly in such publications as the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Currently, LA DUI lawyerShapiro is a member of the Board of Governors of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the Board of the California Criminal Courts Bar Association, the California DUI Lawyers Association, and the National College for DUI Defense.

Having earned his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Shapiro began his career with a solid academic foundation and invaluable legal experience. While in law school, he worked for the New York State Attorney General, Elliot Spitzer, and at several agencies including Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Detainee Unit. He is also a graduate of Yeshiva University in New York City.

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