Zelenitz, Shapiro & D'Agostino, P.C.
Please Call: 718-523-1111
Our attorneys understand the many questions that come up during the divorce process; questions about your children, assets, financial future, etc. We’ll work to get you the best possible outcome from the proceedings, and protect you from making an emotionally-based mistake that could jeopardize the quality of your life and make it much harder to move on.
David A. Shapiro
My name is David Shapiro and I’m originally from Long Island. Both of my parents were teachers early in their careers but later on my mother became an interior decorator and my father a Pharmacist.
I graduated from G.W. Hewlett High School and then went to George Washington University in Washington, D.C. I chose GWU because I loved Washington D.C. and I wanted to be in the center of our democracy.
While in college, I worked various odd-jobs; valet parking, at a pharmacy and for a top criminal defense attorney. While working as a legal assistant for Benjamin Brafman, Esq. a renowned criminal attorney in NYC, I began to really focus on what I wanted to do after college. Becoming an attorney appealed to me since I always had a desire to help people.
For Law School, I wanted to be closer to home so I enrolled at Touro College and graduated in 1995. After graduating, I interned for Judge Frederick Schmidt, Civil Court, Queens County. While with Judge Schmidt, I was able to get an inside-look at how cases are handled from the Court’s perspective. I was in the Courtroom every day observing various lawyers presenting their cases in the Court. It was a great learning experience to see how some of the best lawyers in the city did their job.
I then joined the firm of Stanley R. Waxman, P.C., in Mineola, NY. Mr. Waxman’s firm was a medium-sized insurance defense firm and I learned quite a bit about the defendant’s (those being sued) perspective.
I moved from Mr. Waxman’s firm to the law firm of Gary R. Weinberg, P.C., a personal injury firm on Court St. in Brooklyn. Working for Mr. Weinberg provided a great opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs or tort litigation and see the practice of law from the plaintiff’s (those filing a lawsuit) perspective.
In 1998, I decided to partner with several other attorneys and we formed the law firm of Gildin, Zelenitz & Shapiro, P.C., which became the current firm of Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, P.C.
Although much of the work I do centers on family law, I also do quite a bit of work in other areas of law, including Commercial & Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Landlord – Tenant Litigation, Criminal Defense, Real Estate Law & Estate Planning.
I look forward to helping you with your legal matter.
Marital Status: Married 14 years
Children: One girl and one boy
Hobbies: Being with the Family, Golf, Skiing, (Don’t do it enough) Travel, Yankees!
Pro-Bono Work: Focus of this practice is to provide reduced rates, while still providing high quality representation. Have numerous client in financial need who have nowhere else to turn.
Education: The George Washington University, 1992, B.A. Speech Communication & Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 1995, J.D.
Bar Associations: New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Queens County Bar Association
Admitted: New York; United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York & United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Please Call: 718-523-1111