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David P. Shapiro

David P. Shapiro



With a background representing emerging and established business entities, David Shapiro excels in providing end-to-end legal support to clients looking to navigate the complex legal landscape of running a successful business.

From drafting and negotiating business contracts to regulatory and complex transactional matters, he provides his clients with a full range of legal services.

Mr. Shapiro specializes in several areas of business law, including Corporate and Business Law and Transactions, Health Law, Employment Law, Leasing, and Professional Ethics & Discipline.

He particularly enjoys the challenges, obstacles, and opportunities that arise when handling legal matters for businesses. With a sharp legal acumen and an unwavering commitment to his clients, his is a respected name in the legal community.

He is the current President of the Maryland State Bar Association, a member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, and actively leads and participates in a number of community events and organizations.

Mr. Shapiro earned his J.D. from The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America and is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Contact David Shapiro today to schedule a consultation and discuss your legal needs. He is ready to help you navigate complex legal issues and successfully grow your business.


  • J.D., The Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, 1997
  • B.A., University of Maryland at College Park, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Honors & Distinctions

  • President, Maryland State Bar Association (current)
  • “2023 Top Leader in Law,” The Daily Record (2023)
  • “2023 Leaders in Law Award,” The Daily Record (2023)
  • Best Lawyers in America – Best Lawyers (2023) – Corporate Law
  • “Influential Marylander Award,” The Daily Record (2022) – Law
  • Committee Chair of the Year – Bar Foundation of Montgomery County, Maryland (2022)
  • “Top Attorneys,” Bethesda Magazine (2019, 2021) – Business/Corporate – Health Care – Employment – Employer
  • Listed in Legal Leaders’ Washington D.C. & Baltimore’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015 in the areas of Health Care Law, Labor and Employment Law, and Government Law
  • “Legal Elite – Top Business Attorney,” SmartCEO (2011)
  • Section Chair of the Year – Bar Association of Montgomery County (2007)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated