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Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates

Criminal justice attorney in Columbia, MD
Reviews: 37 | Overal Rating: Good
Friday 8:45AM–5:15PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday 8:45AM–5:15PM
Tuesday 8:45AM–5:15PM
Wednesday 8:45AM–5:15PM
Thursday 8:45AM–5:15PM


Review Left On 02/28/2020
Ruby and Rain

I was charged with second degree assault at eight months pregnant when my bf at the time called me the N word and I shoved him on the chest. He lied and things were really difficult before and after the pregnancy. When I went to this law firm, they were really nice and worked with me throughout the whole process. I was highly conflicted because I am not an abusive person. Thank you David for helping me through the process and being responsive every time I needed help.
Review Left On 02/28/2020
Erin Sharrow

We use mr lake for my boyfriend and we couldn't be more greatful for how much of a great attorney he is, if your looking for someone that will fight hard for you and truly care then mr lake is your guy! He truly cares about the people he represents and it shows! The world needs more attorneys like justin lake! Mr lake we are forever thankful for getting our family back together and everything you did for us!
Review Left On 02/28/2020
Deborah Furches

This law firm is very highly recommended by me! They were so nice from the front desk to the attorneys. Great experience!
Review Left On 02/28/2020

Shapiro, Zwanetz and Associates have once again made an amazing choice with the addition of Justin M. Lake, Esquire!! Justin brings to this amazing Law Firm competence, care, thoughtfulness and equally important, Justin listens. If you are in need of representation that will truly be there for you from start to finish; Shapiro, Zwantez and Associates should be the only call you make!
Review Left On 02/28/2020
deb kendrick

Hopefully, I won't need David Zwanetz soon, but he will be my go to attorney forever. He prepped me, guided me and made significant recommendations which assisted me regarding a charge that resulted in an outcome that could have been horrific. I have never seen an attorney so in-tuned with the details of the case. He articulated every aspect to the judge in a professional yet compelling way. He suggested other individuals who should attend and speak during court. He prepped with them as well. I just can't say enough. David is the ultimate attorney!!!
Review Left On 02/28/2020
Paul Won

I highly recommend Mr Zwanetz for a lawyer! Had an amazing experience working with Mr Zwanetz, very polite and professional.
He reassured me he is doing everything possible to help me with my situation and the end result was unbelieveable!
Thank you so much Mr Zwanetz and I really appreciate everything you helped me with and if i hear anyone else needs a Similar problem you will be the first i recommend!

Review Left On 02/28/2020
Darren Klinefelter

The professionalism and knowledge that was shown during my time with David Zwanetz was unparalleled. He consistently showed his experience in the way that he explained and advised me on my legal counsel. His candor within our meetings made me feel that my case was very important and was reinforced by the result of my case. Great work!
Review Left On 07/28/2019
John Doe

I’m posting this review as John Doe to be anonymous to the world but want to leave a concise, truthful, and important review about Shapiro Zwanetz and Associates. I waited a bit to write this review and I will try to keep this short with as much detail as possible. I was basically alleged of severe crimes and the police department started an investigation. It was shocking to my family and friends and it disrupted and almost destroyed my way of life. The police raided my home and looked for evidence to support the allegations. From the start, I was respectful and denied these allegations and I was extremely cooperative and answered all questions since I knew I was innocent and have nothing to hide. After many months, nothing came about to support the allegations but the detectives thought they had something and arrested me with several charges that would have put me behind bars for a very long time. It was shocking, traumatic, and an extremely difficult time for my family and friends. I had Shapiro Zwanetz come on board late in the game to fight for my innocence and boy did they fight. I had the pleasure of working with one main lawyer, who led the fight and started engaging with his team. I won’t put his name out but he knows who he is. I’ve never met anyone so detailed and thorough. It was as if he was not a lawyer but a FBI investigator and he started looking at everything with a fine comb and an enormous magnifying glass. Once he saw the files from the detectives, he saw there were some serious lack of duties performed by the detectives and the entire investigation was poorly done. It was as if the detectives believed I was guilty from the start and only looked for what they could prove to make me guilty instead of looking to see the truth of the entire matter. The Shapiro Zwanetz lawyer stepped in, went to court and requested an extension to give him a little extra time to prepare and it was approved. Then this law office when into red alert, paused just about everything they had and tackled my case to prove my innocence. The lawyer and his team looked at everything from day one of the alleged crime, the location of where I was, the bystanders, the friends I was with, the exact time of what the accuser stated, to the exact time I stated, and the exact time my friends stated and locations of everyone within the several days. Then he went through whatever evidence that was provided and he broke those down to get a clear picture. If you go into this lawyer’s office, he has a giant white board that he uses for several cases. He erased everything and put my entire case on it as if it was some sort of equation and scene from the movie “the accountant”. I felt I was watching a movie as he was locating the criminal. At the end of the day, he stated “the devil is in the details”. After a month, he was able to prove the lack of investigation and had over 15 alibis to prove my innocence. What’s even more amazing is he also took the steps to show additional alibis for many different days and scenarios, if the accuser decided to change the story, which he expected, and provided a detailed report to the county. After many back and forth discussions, the county dismissed the case and the police expunged my records. This lawyer and is team did an unbelievable and most impossible task in such a short amount of time, and in my eyes, they performed an operation that many do not know about and did not receive any recognition for. At the end of the day, they were just happy for my family and I, and were proud to support someone who was innocent. I can’t thank them enough and usually I don’t say this to anyone but they saved my life and the life of my family. I would not be where I am today if this lawyer and his team didn’t accomplish the impossible. Most importantly, the fees were more than appropriate and they were extremely generous with their time. I highly recommend this law office and their staff. Anyone reading this is hopefully not in a similar situation but if you are, Shapiro Zwanetz is the go to. Trust me, it saved my life.
Review Left On 06/28/2019
karen lee

Before meeting with David, I was nervous because I heard horror stories of lawyers dragging the case and charging more, and actually my phone conversations with other lawyers seem to prove there is some truth. However, when I met David I knew I met the right lawyer. He wasn't concernee about how long my story was going to take. He wanted to know every bit of detail in our initial consultation. Not only this David knew exactly what to do in every situation. He had all charges completely dropped, worked extensively to get the right people engaged. David worked for us like a family member. He is our hero. We are so grateful God allowed us to meet the right person at right timing. He is truly the best. We cannot thank him enough... David may charge 5% more than other lawyers but he will save your 1000% on your fees in the long run, and most importantly David is the best at what he does, and he truly cares for his clients.
Review Left On 06/28/2019
Alex Stacks

Got a decent representation the 1st time bit charged me more than twice for the 2sd. Jason is out the country and his partner tried to scroo me over by charging 3× as much. Unless you speak to Jason this firm is no help unless you want give up your money.
Review Left On 06/28/2019
Rich Langley

My experience was with David and his team and I am so very grateful for them and to them. They are passionate, kind, hard working, responsive people who fully invested themselves in my case. I was fortunate to get positive results because at every corner they worked hard and zealously to ensure the best possible outcome. I wasn’t jut a case, I was a person who they cared about. I would highly recommend David and his team. He is a hard working, caring, sharp, passionate attorney.
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Liz Silverberg

Compassionate and smart. Winning combination. I will always refer to Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Laurie Frederik

I have seen both Jason Shapiro and David Zwanetz in action and they are impressive – intelligent, prepared, and passionate about making sure their clients get the best possible representation against injustices in the system.

David Zwanetz has also represented the firm by coming down to talk with University of Maryland students about the culture of law and lawyers. His willingness to take time out of his very busy schedule to help in the education of young people is an amazing professional gesture

I highly recommend Jason Shapiro and David Zwanetz. They are the first people I call whenever I need legal advice.
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Nicholas Madiou

I have known David almost my entire life, as a friend and as a colleague. David and his firm know how to get their clients results. This is a law firm you can trust.
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Gage Ealey

I hired David as my lawyer and from the very beginning he showed great professionalism, confidence and understanding. He and his staff exceeded my expectations and were able to get me the most favorable ruling possible. I wouldn’t rather have any other lawyer in this case as David truly gave 100% to my case inspite of it being a smaller case. Would recommended to anyone to consider David to represent them.
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Jeremy Evans

Dave, Jason & Assoc. are EXCELLENT at what they do... I will continue to refer ppl to them that ever need their services.. THANKS SO MUCH. GUYS..
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Gary Higley

I would highly recommend Shapiro and Zwanetz. Their integrity and legal acumen is beyond reproach. They have the experience and knowledge to get the best outcome possible with your case. Talk to them before you hire another attorney. You will be happy you did.
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Aung La N Sang

Great service, always there when I need him. You can count on them to have your back!
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Phone Kyaw Moe Myint

Humble, honest and professional! These guys are legit and u can definite count on them!
Review Left On 02/28/2018

I’m a daughter of a criminal defense lawyer myself and I would highly recommend Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates. I know David Zwanetz. He is intelligent, thoughtful, and caring with his clients. He is an active participant in the community, engaged in thought-provoking commentary with his blogs, and he’ll give you the best defense when in need.
Review Left On 02/28/2018

They are plethora of great information and knowledge. I have used services and guidance plenty of times of no charge as they are their to provide a service that best benefits us. If they don't have or provide the service they will gladly direct you to the right partner which I have also used and I highly recommend them. I know Dave personally as well as friend and can vouch for his ethics and work drive. You can't go wrong with Shapiro and Zwanetz... OSS!!
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Byung ju Lee

Mr. David Zwanetz is true expert in law practice. I always ask him whenever there are legal situations to deal with and not only he is great professional lawyer, he deeply cares about you as a person and make sure you can get yourself out of bad situation. Definitely trust this firm and use them.
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Julie Haynes

David Zwanetz is the best you could ask for. He hears you out, has natural intuition and razor sharp skills! He has a brilliant way of thinking and is always ready for a challenge. He truly cares and is 100% dedicated!
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Eli Albrecht

David is a unique breed of lawyer. He is simulateously aggressive in his representation while kind, patient and caring as a person. Being represented is not always the most pleasant experience, but with David one is in steady hands.
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Nick Robinson

Awesome law team!!! Gave me my freedom back...thanks to Mr. Shapiro and Mr. Zwanetz. I appreciate all your expertise and experience!!!
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Kathy Bloom

David Zwanetz is someone you want in your corner. He is a dedicated, extremely competent attorney. I highly recommend him. You won’t be sorry with Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates.
Review Left On 02/28/2018
lax umbc

I have used jason shapiro for the past 18 years for civil and criminal help. He is an outstanding attorney and is a beast when it comes to representing you as your attorney. Would never use anyone else in howard county or state of md. Even hired him for a case in deep creek lake md w/great results.
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Karl Turban

I have known Jason Shapiro for almost 20 years and found him to be of the highest integrity. So much so I told my wife to hire him when she had a legal problem. After 15 years as a Probation Officer with Howard County I have seen a lot of attorneys and he rates among the highest.
Review Left On 02/28/2018
David Rios

I got Jason as my lawyer. From the initial consultation I was confident in his abilities to represent me well in court. He's been in law for a while and knows what he's doing with court cases.

I heard of him through my girlfriend and she highly recommended him after a few successes with him.

I would definitely use him again if I ever need representation in the future.
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Josh Bross

I would highly recommend Shapiro, Zwanetz & Associates to anyone needing a lawyer. Mr. Shapiro is the absolute best at what he does. Not only is he incredibly knowledgable, but professional, sincere, and kind. He takes the time to answer all of my questions and makes me feel comfortable with any direction we take.
Review Left On 02/28/2018
honda mans

Was better off with public defender. Over charges to do plea bargains
Review Left On 02/28/2018
Charles Buzzfien

Not a fan. Take your money and leave you hanging.
Review Left On 02/28/2017
Ken Kiatta

Shapiro & Zwanetz & Associates have been fantastic. Great communication, friendly staff, excellent representation. They get the job done. Thanks !
Review Left On 02/28/2017
Nicole German

Best attorney's in the area. The entire staff truly cares about their clients.
Review Left On 02/28/2017
Sheri Morgan

The best firm in the metropolitan area by far. The attorneys and staff are professional, knowledgeable, caring and detail oriented.
Review Left On 02/28/2017
Chris Tran

The best in business! Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates is known for their amazing services that include being responsive at all times and helping to keep their clients informed throughout the entire process. Dave Z is very friendly and is great at answering any questions to make sure that I felt comfortable and informed as a client. Would have to recommend this firm to anyone in Maryland!
Review Left On 02/28/2017
Lloyd Irvin

Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates is my go to law firm! Over the years I've used them for a wide variety of cases. They don't beat around the bush and tell it like it is. I've dealth primarly with David Zwanetz and he is beyond top notch.

He knows the law like the back of his hand and truly lives to help people defend their rights. HIs passion can be seen when you first speak to him. There is absolutely no way on earth I would refer anyone to any other law firm.

He's also as honest as they come, if you come to him with something outside of his area of practice, he'll tell you and refer you to the best guy in that area of practice. He actually did that for me for one of my businesses.

If you have an issue you owe it to yourself to speak to this law firm. I'll be the best thing you've ever done if you're in trouble and need help!

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