The team of attorneys and staff at Greenspun Shapiro PC

Greenspun Shapiro PC is a dedicated and innovative law firm committed to integrity and service to their clients.

The attorneys achieve excellence in criminal and traffic defense, personal injury, and other civil matters in state and federal courts. The firm has earned the respect of the Northern Virginia community by defending individuals in difficult and often high-profile cases, ranging from criminal murder and manslaughter charges to DWI / DUI charges and minor traffic violations such as reckless driving and speeding. Greenspun Shapiro PC expertise also includes personal injuries, medical malpractice, wrongful death, expungements, business litigation, and product liability.

Team Approach for Your Legal Needs

When you hire Greenspun Shapiro PC, you are not hiring a single lawyer to represent you. Instead, you are hiring a team of lawyers who work collaboratively to resolve your legal issues. We will get to know you, understand your priorities, and we will work with you to achieve your goals.



Honors and Recognition

The attorneys of this Martindale Hubbell AV-rated law firm in Northern Virginia have been heralded as premier litigators in Washingtonian Magazine's Top Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and The Legal Elite. The firm and attorneys have been consistently recognized among the legal community with some of the most prestigious accolades in the industry. 

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating1

Martindale-Hubbell Award

Firm: Greenspun Shapiro PC
Attorneys: Peter Greenspun & Jonathan Shapiro

Our attorneys were rated by other members of the bar practicing in similar areas of practice and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. Reviewers are asked to assess their colleagues' general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice. 

The ratings include review of the following areas:

Legal Knowledge - Lawyer's familiarity with the laws in his or her specific area of practice(s)
Analytical Capabilities - Lawyer's creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge
Judgment - Lawyer's demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue
Communication Ability - Lawyer's capability to communicate persuasively and credibly
Legal Experience - Lawyer's degree of experience in his or her specific area of practice(s)

Martindale-Hubbell Pre-eminent Award

Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (1996 – Present)

The Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers is hosted by Martindale-Hubbell and includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.

Lifetime Achievement Selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys®

Lifetime Achievement selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit a Lifetime Achievement award.

America's Top 100 Attorneys Badge

Selection is not achieved based on a single accomplishment or a single great year of success, but rather on a lifetime of hard work, ethical standards, and community enriching accomplishments that are inspiring among the legal profession.  To help ensure that all attorneys selected for membership meet the very high standards expected for selection, candidates for lifetime membership are carefully screened through comprehensive Qualitative Comparative Analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, lifetime achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community impact.  With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys®, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of attorneys in the community.

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100

Peter Greenspun has been continually selected as a Top 100 Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This national organization provides networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for trial lawyers.

The National Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7.

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Washingtonian Magazine

Greenspun Shapiro PC was named The Face of Criminal Defense by Washingtonian Magazine! (2017)

Peter Greenspun:

• "How Can We Help You?” Top Lawyers: Criminal Defense (2013-2014)
• Washington’s Best Lawyers: Stars of the Bar, top Virginia Lawyer, Criminal Defenders (2011)
• Top Lawyers: Criminal Defense Attorneys (2011-2012)
• Power Players: “They’re Just People” If your legal career is on the line, Peter Greenspun is the man to call (2010)
• Top Lawyers: 30 Stars of the Bar, No. 16 (2010)
• Top Lawyers: Criminal Defenders (2009)
• Big Guns: Washington’s Top 30 Lawyers, No. 14 (2007)
• Washington’s Top Lawyers: Criminal Defense “Who to Call When You are Under Arrest!” (2004)
• 30 of Washington DC’s Best Lawyers, No. 10 (2003)
• “Need a Good Lawyer?” Washington’s 75 Best Lawyers, No. 14 (2002)
• “Heavy Hitters,” No. 21 (1997)

Jonathan Shapiro:

• Washington’s Best Lawyers: Stars of the Bar, Criminal Defenders (2011)
• Top Lawyers: Criminal Defenders (2009)
• Washington’s Top 800 Lawyers “You’re Going to Trial” (2007)
• Washington’s Top Lawyers: Criminal Defense “Who to Call When You are Under Arrest!” (2004)

Super Lawyers Award

Virginia Super Lawyers

Peter D. Greenspun (2006 – Present)
• “How Can We Help You?” Top Lawyers: Criminal Defense (2013-2014)
• Uncle Sam Wanted Him: How Peter Greenspun, a table-pad manufacturer’s son from Philadelphia, wound up representing Caleb Hughes, Marv Albert and John A. Muhammad (2010)

Jonathan Shapiro (2007-Present)

Washington DC Super Lawyers

Peter Greenspun (2007 – Present)
Jonathan Shapiro (2008 – Present)

Virginia Law Foundation

Virginia Law Foundation Fellows BadgePeter D. Greenspun (Fairfax) – Class of 2020

Virginia Law Foundation's Fellows are recognized as leaders in the legal field in their practices and also in their communities. This group is comprised of 600 of the best and brightest legal practitioners who are committed to the highest ideals of the law.

Attorney Peter Greenspun along with the other Fellows are nominated confidentially by their peers.

Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer Award 2018

Northern Virginia Magazine, Top Lawyers

Peter D. Greenspun

  • Criminal Defense (2010, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Criminal Defense, DUI/DWI, White Collar, Personal Injury Defense: General, Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice (2014)

Jonathan Shapiro

Virginia Business Award

Virginia Business, The Legal Elite

Voting for the Legal Elite is open to any licensed Virginia lawyer. Electronic ballots are emailed each June to nearly 14,000 lawyers throughout the commonwealth. 

Lawyers are allowed to vote for members of their own firms, but they also must vote for an equal number of attorneys in other firms for their ballots to be counted. “Outside” votes are given a higher value in arriving at each nominee’s total score.

Peter Greenspun, 2000-2005, 2009, 2011: Criminal Law
Jonathan Shapiro, 2009: Criminal Law

Best Lawyers in America AwardBest Lawyers in America

Peter Greenspun: White-Collar & Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense (1999 – Present)
Featured: The Washington Post Magazine: The Washington DC Area’s Best Lawyers,
2006 Edition, October 1, 2006

Jonathan Shapiro: White-Collar & Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense (2009)

Greenspun Shapiro PC: Featured: The Washington Post Magazine: The Washington DC Area’s Best Lawyers 2009 Edition

George Mason School of Law

Mason Law News, Volume 3, Number 1: Distinguished Alumni – Featuring Peter Greenspun

American University, Washington College of Law

Peter Cicchino Alumni Award for Outstanding Advocacy in the Public Interest Within the United States

Jonathan Shapiro (2001): Mr. Shapiro has distinguished himself as a criminal defense attorney, particularly in capital punishment cases, some of which he has pursued all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Shapiro made the news when he was knocked unconscious by one of his clients in court, but nonetheless sought to remain counsel.

The Friends of Ayuda Award – 2001 Recipient: “Greenspun & Mann”

Ayuda Award

“The Friends of Ayuda Award has historically been given to persons outside the Ayuda family who have contributed financially or via in-kind services, or have been otherwise supportive of Ayuda’s mission and goals.  Ayuda wishes to thank and honor Greenspun & Mann for all their pro bono work completed for Ayuda’s immigration client, Maria Sanchez.  Mrs. Sanchez, a Legal Permanent Resident and long time victim of domestic violence, was wrongly accused, on two occasions of domestic violence.”

1 CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.