Year admitted to bar: 1987
Admission to U.S. Supreme Court Bar: 2003
Law School: University of Baltimore School of Law
Degree: Juris Doctor
College: University of Baltimore School of Law
Born: August 28, 1961 Washington D.C.
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI/DWI, Personal Injury, Traffic Cases, Juvenile Law
Education: University of Maryland (B.A. 1983); University of Baltimore (J.D. 1987).
Memberships: Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association, Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office, 1988-1991; American Inns of Court 1991-2005; Howard County Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Division (Chairman) 1991-2005; Maryland State Bar Association; Maryland Trial Lawyers Association; Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association (Board of Directors; President, 2010-2011); Howard County Bar Association.
Special Agencies: Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for Howard County (Chairman) 2007-present, (Member) 1990-1994
Publications: Monthly article on new developments in Criminal Law and Procedures for the Howard County Bar Newsletter, The Barrister (1991-2005)
Awards: Best Lawyers in America; “LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell/Lawyers.com,” Peer Review Rated Award for High Ethical Standards and Legal Ability; Named as one of Maryland’s Superlawers; Named as one of the Top Lawyers in Maryland.
Public Speaking: Guest lecturer for over 20 years at the Howard County Police Academy, regarding giving testimony and preparing cross examination. Featured speaker at numerous events for the Howard County Public School System, Congregation Beth Shalom, Congregation Temple Isaiah, and the Jewish Federation of Howard County. Keynote speaker at continuing legal education seminars sponsored by the Howard County Bar Association on Defending DUI Cases; Domestic Violence Cases; and Defending Narcotic Cases. On-air legal commentator for a local Baltimore television station regarding the case of State of Georgia v. Ray Lewis.
Employment: Former Senior Member and Chief of Criminal Division, Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz; Former Managing Partner, Shapiro & Tucker; Former Assistant State’s Attorney, Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office; Former Director, Juvenile Justice for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney Office
Jason A. Shapiro has been been named “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America. The “Lawyer of the Year” honor is exceedingly rare, conferred upon a single attorney in each practice area within a designated metropolitan area.
The award reflects exceptionally high marks—for talent, accomplishments and integrity—and is the product of a rigorous peer-review evaluation process conducted by Best Lawyers throughout the year. The “Lawyer of the Year” commendation testifies to the respect earned by these practitioners from leading lawyers in that same practice within each community.