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Columbia Attorneys

Bringing Over 50 Years of Proven Legal Skill to Each Case We Take

When your rights and future are on the line, the consequences of a bad outcome can be devastating. You need a legal team you can count on. Since 2005, Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates has helped Columbia residents to fight their court battles and preserve their interests. We are your friends that defend. Our boutique law firm keeps a short client list to make sure we give each case the complete attention it deserves. Whether you have been arrested on criminal charges or were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, our Columbia lawyers are eager to help you fight for the outcome that best fits your needs and situation. We offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose by calling us today and getting started on planning for your case.

Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates is the law firm you can count on. Our focus on client-centered legal service has earned us a strong reputation in our industry, with two of our attorneys maintaining a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating. Our firm has also been rated by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best law firms for DUI/DWI defense in Baltimore, and when you work with us, you will quickly understand why. We have garnered a long list of positive client reviews from people who, like you, faced difficult situations and needed not only guidance but support. We are here for you, and we are available 24/7 for any urgent needs you have. Call us today and schedule your free consultation now. Let us show you why we do what we do.

Great Reviews from Happy Clients

Interested in seeing what our clients have to say? Head over to our Reviews page to read more. Our firm keeps a short client list in order to make sure we can offer the close attention your case deserves. With us on your side, you can feel confident that we will use our industry experience and relationships to give you the best possible outcome for your situation. Do not hesitate to call us and find out what Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates can do for you. Call now.

  • “I owe the outcome all to you.”


  • “I will no doubt recommend my friends to Shapiro & Zwanetz if they ever need legal help!”


  • “You are a fantastic attorney and very special person.”

    R & M

  • “I am beyond impressed by your argument and the obviously great result you got.”

    A congratulatory email received by a fellow attorney sent to Jason Shapiro after a Not Guilty verdict.

  • “You truly are not only a fantastic lawyer!”


  • “I was very impressed with the case preparation and the actions that you advised for me and my son.”


  • “I hope to be as successful as you one day!”


  • “I appreciate the time and effort that you gave in helping me to secure a favorable outcome in court”


  • “Your prowess in and around the courtroom remains superior and just validates my and your clients trust and appreciation for you.”

    Former Client

  • “He was successful in calming my fears and giving me confidence at a time when I was very stressed.”


  • “The passion he displayed for the defense field gave our group new respect for such work.”

    Timothy P.

  • “You never cease to amaze me.”

    L & JS

  • “Words can't do justice for the amount of gratitude I feel for your team!”


  • “He is a young charismatic lawyer, with superbs skills, and persuasiveness.”


  • “Dave, Thank you for everything you’ve done regarding my case.”


Meet Our Team

Not all firms are created equal. As one of only a handful to be given the title of Tier 1 Baltimore DUI/DWI defense firm, we have decades of experience gathering evidence to support our clients and helping them effectively tell their side of the story. You are not alone in fighting for your rights. We are here to help you build a case. Whether you need to avoid criminal consequences or are struggling to obtain compensation for a serious injury, Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates stands ready to fight for you. Our industry awards and positive client reviews are a testament to our commitment. Let us be your advocates. Call today and take advantage of our contingency fee pricing and free consultations. Get started now.


  • US World Report
  • Avvo - 2
  • Avvo - 1
  • Shapiro - Best Lawyers
  • Best DWI
  • Best Lawyers
  • Top Attorneys

Our Practice Areas

This Isn't a "Paycheck" - This Is Our Calling.

At Shapiro, Zwanetz & Associates (SZA) we believe in thinking differently from most lawyers and law firms. We help our clients understand and accept their legal situation; we work with them to confront and improve that situation, while seeking the best outcome available at law. We recognize that each client is a unique individual, each deserving of the highest client/customer service; and we just happen to get our clients excellent results while we deliver that exceptional service.

Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates

7226 Lee Deforest Drive, Suite 207
Columbia, MD 21046

Phone: (410) 927-5137

Regular Hours
  • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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We are about getting the best result for our clients.
  1. We are available for you 24/7.
  2. Every initial consultation is free and no-obligation.
  3. We are highly recommended and awarded by various associations.
  4. Our clients love us. Take a look at our reviews page!
  5. We approach every case as a team.
  6. We are a team of former prosecutors and know how the other side thinks.
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