With more than 50 years of combined experience as criminal defense attorneys in Utah, the attorneys at Shapiro & Shapiro have represented the accused in thousands of cases ranging from the most minor infraction to capital murder and all types of case
Shapiro & Shapiro, PLLC was formed in 2011 when twin brothers Steven and David combined their decades of criminal defense knowledge and experience to establish a law firm focused exclusively on protecting the rights of people accused of crime.
The firm is one of the most experienced and respected criminal defense law firms in the State. They bring to the firm their extensive knowledge of criminal law and their long-standing relationships with the prosecutors, judges and other personnel. Shapiro & Shapiro looks forward to using that combined knowledge, expertise and dedication to assist clients charged in criminal matters.
6040 South Fashion Blvd.
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Steven is a 1992 graduate of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. He began his legal career with the Salt Lake City firm of Clyde, Pratt & Snow where his practice included criminal defense work in local and national white collar cases predominantly in Federal Trial and Appellate courts.
Steven then moved to the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association to begin a practice focused on criminal defense in the State courts. In his more than 13 years of public defense work, Steven gained extensive experience in cases ranging from minor infractions to the most serious offenses.
With many years of significant courtroom and trial experience and training, Steven was one of a small handful of Utah attorneys qualified under law to serve as court appointed counsel in death penalty cases. In that capacity on multiple occasions he successfully negotiated resolutions that avoided the death penalty and literally spared the life of his clients.
After leaving public criminal defense work, Steven has continued to focus exclusively on criminal defense in State and Federal Court. He has represented clients in a number of high profile cases ranging from murder to child sexual offenses and is a proven advocate for his clients.
As a result of his ability to demonstrate weaknesses in the evidence and his dedication to his clients and the protection of their rights, he has recently secured outright dismissals or jury trial not guilty findings for clients facing serious charges including rape, child sex abuse, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, sodomy on a child, residential burglary and felony drug offenses. He brings that same devotion to each case.
Steven is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer School of Law, Macon, Georgia, and has been appointed as a mentor for young lawyers by the Utah Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice in State and Federal Court in Utah, Idaho and Washington and is fluent in Spanish. Steven has been recognized by his peers as one of the State’s top Criminal Defense attorneys by having been named by Utah Business Magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite for 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Bar Number: 6330
J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University
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