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Compassionate Criminal and Personal Injury Law in Baltimore

The Law Offices of David B. Shapiro has been defending the citizens of the Baltimore area for over two decades. Our legal team features seasoned attorneys with diverse backgrounds spanning the realms of personal injury, malpractice, and criminal law.

With deep roots and a long history in Baltimore, Mr. Shapiro has represented the city’s people with professional and compassionate service for over 22 years. His sense of civic duty has driven him to help people in thousands of cases throughout his career in the prestigious legal courts of the Maryland & D.C. Bar, U.S. District Court, 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He remains committed to providing affordable service to his local clients while ensuring the best possible outcome, whatever their situation may be.

Legal battles can be the most high-stress periods of a person’s life. Whether you are faced with crippling injuries or life-altering criminal charges, you need a legal team with the experience, expertise, and drive to protect your rights.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury Law

Baltimore Criminal Charges Require an Aggressive Legal Defense

Being charged with a crime in Baltimore is a serious matter—your freedom, future, and reputation are all put on the line. Whether you are facing felony or misdemeanor charges, a conviction can have drastic and far reaching consequences for your career and well-being.

Criminal charges require well-informed and dedicated attorneys to win you the best possible ruling for your case. Felony and misdemeanor charges in Baltimore include:


Burglary is defined as entering someone else’s property with the intent of committing a crime. The term conjures up images of men in ski masks creeping into residential homes, but many other types of properties are included, such as watercraft, businesses, and warehouses.


Driving with a BAC above .08 is illegal in the state of Maryland. Without a good DUI attorney, driving under the influence can lead to steep fines, a suspended license, or even jail time. When charged with a DUI, it’s important to contact a knowledgeable criminal lawyer as soon as possible.

Drug Crimes

Drug crime is a blanket term, including (but not limited to) trafficking, possession, and the sale and manufacturing of controlled substances. These charges carry harsh penalties in the state of Maryland, and have life-altering effects for the accused.

Shoplifting / Retail Theft

Depending on the value of the items stolen, shoplifting in Maryland can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony—resulting in high penalties and even prison time. A shoplifting charge on your criminal record can also make it extremely difficult to get a job in the future.

Assault & Battery

Assault and battery are two separate and very serious charges in Maryland. Depending on the individuals involved and the severity of injury, the accused may face jail or prison time, not to mention a permanent violent crime conviction on their record. Contact us to discuss your options to secure the best result possible.

Domestic Violence

Thousands are charged with domestic violence in Maryland every year. A domestic violence conviction carries severe legal penalties, and can ruin your career and reputation.

Holding Negligent Medical Professionals in Baltimore Accountable for Malpractice

We place our health and confidence in the hands doctors and other medical professionals—which makes it all the more catastrophic when those medical professionals behave in a careless or reckless manner on the job.

Birth Injury

When a doctor or nurse acts negligently during a birthing procedure, the newborn can suffer permanent brain injury that results in serious conditions such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, or autism. A lawyer can provide you and your family with aggressive legal representation and compassionate counsel in the event of a birthing injury to ensure your child gets the best care possible.

Surgical Errors

Surgical errors often lead to serious disability or death. Common examples include inadvertently piercing an organ, severing a nerve, or leaving a foreign object in the body. You can hold a negligent surgeon accountable for their error through a medical malpractice claim. Through a successful claim, you may be able to recover compensation and ensure the surgeon does not continue to harm others.

Medical Negligence

Medical negligence of all kinds has the potential to cause serious and lasting harm, injury, and disability. But when it comes to ligating these cases, there are often many legal obstacles. In many cases, patients have agreed to accept some risk when undergoing certain treatments or procedures.

A Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney for the Greater Baltimore Area

Our dedication to getting concrete financial results for our clients sets us apart. While other personal injury law firms boast high profile cases with huge payouts, they neglect to mention the actual sum of money their clients receive after the firm takes its cut. Our legal team operates a little differently: we make it our personal goal to maximize the amount of money you bring home for you and your family.

At our legal practice, we know injuries and accidents can be devastating to both your finances and physical and emotional well-being. While nothing can make up for the trauma you suffered, financial compensation can help you cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and any other costs associated with recovery.

Some common examples of personal injury cases include:

Truck Accidents

Whether it’s a drowsy or intoxicated driver, unsafe equipment, or overloaded cargo, negligent trucking companies and their drivers can be an enormous danger to others on the road. Because unique laws regulate commercial truck driving companies, trucking injury suits require a knowledgeable, experienced truck accident lawyer.

Auto Accidents

These traffic accidents resulted in 55,232 injuries and 635 fatalities. In Baltimore, where the largest population lives, we have the lion’s share of these traffic accidents.

Slip and Fall Accidents

All property and business owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment for others. If they fail to do so, it can lead to slips, falls, and other injuries. If you were injured on the premises of another, you may have a premise liability case.

Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud perpetrators are not exclusively individuals acting alone. Sometimes the unscrupulous actions of a major credit card company constitute fraud. Some of these fraudulent actions include hidden fees for cash transactions, masked APRs, and failing to acknowledge past payments.

Food Borne Illness

Foodborne illness is no laughing matter—bacteria from unsafe food handling practices make 1 in 6 Americans sick every year, and serious cases of food poisoning can lead to hospitalization or even death. These complex lawsuits require an attorney with a strong background in foodborne sickness cases.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Trauma to the brain has devastating, long-lasting effects for victims. It’s imperative to contact an attorney as soon as possible, to begin to gather the necessary medical evidence for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) lawsuits.

Asbestos & Lead Poisoning

All property and business owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment for others. If they fail to do so, it can lead to slips, falls, and other injuries. If you were injured on the premises of another, you may have a premise liability case.

Defective Products / Product Liability

From prescription drugs to car tires to playpens, we depend on the things we buy to be safe and work as advertised. When companies cut corners, it can lead to illness, injury, or even death for their customers.

Wrongful Death

Nothing can replace a lost loved one. But wrongful death lawsuits can help cover the unexpected costs of medical bills and funeral expenses, while holding the responsible party accountable.

An Experienced Baltimore Lawyer Who Protects Area Citizens

Regardless of the legal matter or area of the law, Mr. Shapiro approaches every case with both aggression and empathy, never shying away from challenging or complex situations. His determination, versatility, and knowledge has helped him to win thousands of personal injury and criminal cases. Mr. Shapiro is renowned for successfully handling some of the country’s most high-profile cases, including Duval vs. Bristol Meyers Squib, where Mr. Shapiro won a victory for his client in a product liability case argued before the United States Supreme Court.

If you are seeking expert legal representation in Baltimore, David B. Shapiro can help. Mr. Shapiro has the experience, skill, and resources you need to protect your rights, liberties, and interests, and obtain the most favorable results possible for your case. When you contact The Law Offices of David B. Shapiro, Mr. Shapiro will listen to your situation with compassion and without judgment before explaining your options in a clear, upfront, and honest manner.

He will work with you to build the most powerful case possible, collecting evidence, gathering witnesses, and consulting with experts. Mr. Shapiro will be your most valuable ally throughout the legal process and beyond, regardless of the legal matter you face.

Case Results

Felony DUI Charges

The client was found NOT GUILTY due to police misconduct.

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Auto Accident

$1.25 mill-full policy limits recovery for automobile accident. Offending driver ran a red light and their...

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Client Testimonials

Simply The Best

I was so shocked and upset about my son getting arrested for DUI just outside of Baltimore and I really did not know where to turn. I called several criminal lawyers and met with discourteous...

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Shapiro Is An Excellent Lawyer

I have used Mr. Shapiro on a number of legal matters and he has been an excellent counselor in both state and federal matters.

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The Baltimore Attorney You Need After Suffering Injury or Being Charged with a Crime

A Baltimore native who even owns a café in Mount Vernon, David Shapiro truly cares about the area and its people. He believes both in making Baltimore safer for everyone by holding negligent parties accountable, and that everyone should have the right to the best defense possible if they have been charged.

At their heart, these beliefs both champion the little guy – someone who has been railroaded into facing serious penalties for a crime deserves help just as must as a person who has been harmed by a defective product. If you choose to work with David Shapiro, you can be sure that he will do everything in his power to ensure the best possible outcome in your case.

Mr. Shapiro does more than try, though. He has litigated literally thousands of cases – many of them incredibly serious for the people involved – and achieved an incredibly high success rate. When you’re involved in a situation that can change your life forever, you need someone on your side who is a proven winner and understands not just the law, but the local system and the people that you will be facing off against. With more than 22 years of practicing in Baltimore, you can trust in David Shapiro.

Do not delay. The sooner Mr. Shapiro starts working on your case, the better your chances of success.
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