Attorney Steven Shapiro
24-7 Group Highly recommends Attorney Steven Shapiro if you or your family member has a Criminal Defense Matter in the state of Utah.
Steven G. Shapiro
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.
As a result of his 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 selected by Utah Business Magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite for 2013.
Steven now joins his twin brother David in the formation of Shapiro & Shapiro, PLLC. Together they have created one most experienced criminal defense law firms in the State. They bring to the firm their extensive knowledge of the legal system and their long-standing relationships with the prosecutors, judges and other personnel and look forward to using that combined knowledge, expertise and dedication to assist clients charged in criminal matters.
Just recently Steve was selected by the Utah Business Magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite in Criminal Law.
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