Firm Overview

The Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C. offers legal counsel and representation in the areas of trust litigation and administration, estate litigation and administration, probate law, and general estate planning in the Los Angeles area.

The firm has been providing experienced and dedicated representation for over a decade in both complex and sophisticated trust, probate and estate matters.

Our mission is to provide each and every client with personalized, one-on-one attention, so they never feel like a case number. We understand our role as our clients' advocate and adviser, and pride ourselves on working closely with each client to obtain the best possible outcome for their case.

Main Office

Main
11900 W. Olympic Boulevard
Suite 730
Los Angeles  CA  90064

Phone
  • (310) 773-0377
Fax
  • (310) 826-5456

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, for probate administration cases only

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We charge a reasonable flat fee for most of our estate planning. Probate fees are fixed by statute.

Hourly Rates

$350 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

After hours and weekends by appointment only.

Office Manager

Karen Shapiro

Emergency After Hours

No

Estate Planning
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The Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C. offers legal counsel and representation in the areas of trust litigation and administration, estate litigation and administration, probate law, and general estate planning in the Los Angeles area.

The firm has been providing experienced and dedicated representation for over a decade in both complex and sophisticated trust, probate and estate matters.

Our mission is to provide each and every client with personalized, one-on-one attention, so they never feel like a case number. We understand our role as our clients' advocate and adviser, and pride ourselves on working closely with each client to obtain the best possible outcome for their case.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I entered trust and estate administration and litigation through my experience as an environmental advocate at the united states department of justice environmental enforcement division and my non-profit work with land conservation. My practice has gravitated through my interests and my strengths.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I encourage my clients to better understand and investigate their legal matters. Often, the best and most practical approach is hiring competent legal representation to inform them of their rights and responsibilities. I strongly discourage hiring paralegal or non-legal document preparers. I make my best efforts to keep my clients informed about the law and the process.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Generally, yes.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I accept limited scope representations. Unfortunately, many low and middle income clients simply cannot afford to have attorneys represent them throughout the entire legal process. If my client's best alternative is self-representation, I make my best efforts to adequately prepare them to move forward.

David A. Shapiro

I previously interned at the United States Department of Justice and Honorable Henry E. Needham. Additionally, I worked for several non-profits.

I have very strong analytical skills and try to empathize with my clients. I make my best efforts to truly listen to my clients needs.

Foremost, I listen to my clients' concerns and map out a solid strategy to accomplish their goals. Then, I put together my team and diligently follow through with our plans. My knowledge, experience, and dedication assist me, but what often sets me apart is that I care. My style is compassionate, easy-going and professional.

Personal interests:

My family, travel, tennis, and mystery novels.

License
  • Bar Number: 213175
    California , 2001
Education
  • University of California-Hastings College of the Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2000
    San Francisco, CA
  • University of Texas-Austin
    Bachelor of Arts , 1995
    Austin, TX

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