David Benowitz

David Benowitz has amassed nearly two decades of legal experience litigating thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases at the district, state, and federal level. Mr. Benowitz’s wide spectrum of legal experience includes defending those charged with assault, DUI, drug, gun, and sexual offenses, in addition to white collar crimes. Top AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell for ethical excellence and legal prowess, Mr. Benowitz’s colleagues hold him in high esteem and consider him among one of the best attorneys in the criminal defense profession.

Having scored a perfect 10 by Avvo, which compiles both peer and client ratings, places Mr. Benowitz in the upper echelon of the most effective and prolific criminal law attorneys in Washington, DC. In addition to his stellar ranking, Mr. Benowitz’s track record also reflects his ability to provide effective and sound representation. As a vigorous defender for the criminally accused, Mr. Benowitz fights passionately for his clients. His extensive trial experience has served him well in constructing strong defense strategies. Whether defending clients in protracted white collar cases, or finding deficiencies in the prosecution’s case prior to trial, Mr. Benowitz is a formidable courtroom adversary.

Employing a skillful fusion of preparation and coordination, Mr. Benowitz personalizes his legal defense to address the nuances of each client’s case. To reinstate composure, confidence, and control in intimidated and disheartened clients, Mr. Benowitz focuses on fostering a strong attorney-client relationship.

Given the breadth and depth of his legal experience, Mr. Benowitz is regularly consulted for expert statements and interviews by local newspapers and broadcast news organizations. Most recently, he has become an outspoken critic of DC’s sobriety testing program and the dubious implications for those convicted of alcohol-related offenses in the District of Columbia.

Mr. Benowitz is the only Washington, DC-based criminal defense attorney board-certified as a criminal advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Benowitz is also a faculty member at Harvard Law School’s nationally renowned Trial Advocacy Workshop. He is a professorial lecturer at The George Washington University School of Law, and a regular guest faculty member with Gideon’s Promise, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspire and train legal professionals to provide the highest quality defense representation to people unable to afford an attorney.

As one of two founding partners of Price Benowitz LLP, Mr. Benowitz helps lead a team of approximately 20 attorneys. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and Maryland and he is admitted to the federal bars for the U.S. District Courts of the District of Columbia and Maryland. He also serves on the executive committee of the National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 Trial Lawyers and was named a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. Mr. Benowitz is also an active member of the National College of DUI Defense.

Mr. Benowitz holds a BA in American History from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with honors. He earned his JD at The George Washington University Law School and obtained an LL.M in Trial Advocacy from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

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