MATTHEW W. SHAPIRO

ATTORNEY

BIO

Matthew Shapiro is a California attorney specializing in Cannabis law.  Given the dynamic nature of his practice, Mr. Shapiro is experienced in many areas of the law including, but not limited to criminal defense, corporate formation, contracts, land use, and regulatory compliance.

 

Having graduated from the University of San Diego with both an MBA and a law degree, Matthew is uniquely capable in serving the needs of his corporate clients in various parts of the logistical supply chain, including retail, manufacturing, and agricultural businesses.

 

Mr. Shapiro is a firm believer in the rights of American citizens and ensuring the government does not overreach the power lawfully granted to it by the People.  Throughout his legal career, Matthew has fought for the rights of his clients by procuring the dismissal of numerous unjust felony prosecutions, the return of unlawfully seized medical cannabis, and helping compliant businesses maintain operation in the face of legal threats from state and municipal governments.

 

Mr. Shapiro is a member of the California State Bar, the U.S. District Court Southern District of California Federal Bar, the San Diego County Bar Association, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Legal Committee, the National Cannabis Bar Association, Americans for Safe Access, and the Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter.

EDUCATION
Juris Doctor, University of San Diego, 2013
Master of Business Administration, University of San Diego, 2013

B.S. in Management, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University, 2005

CALIFORNIA BAR ASSOCIATION
Bar Number: 292542
Admission: 12/03/2013

CREDENTIALS:
NORML Legal Committee, Member
National Cannabis Bar Association, Member

Americans for Safe Access, Member
San Diego County Bar Association, Member

MAPS Legal Committee, Member

Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter, Member