Profile

David Benowitz

Price Benowitz LLP
409 7th Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 271-5249
www.criminallawdc.com


David Benowitz is a founding partner at Price Benowitz LLP, a thirty-attorney firm, where he has successfully represented clients in all phases of federal and state investigations and criminal litigation.  He has 22 years of experience handling white collar and criminal defense matters in federal and local courts around the country, including the “Africa Sting” FCPA prosecution dismissed by the Department of Justice, the former President of an African nation charged with bulk cash smuggling that resulted in a small fine, and a high ranking naval officer in a wide-ranging government corruption probe.  He represents CEOs, federal government contractors, financial services executives, and employees in a variety of investigations and criminal prosecutions.

David began his career as a Staff Attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS), recognized as the top public defender office in the country, from 1995-2001.  While at PDS he represented clients in serious criminal cases, including first degree murder, first degree sexual abuse, armed robbery, and carjacking.

David received an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in 2006.  He graduated from the George Washington Law School in 1995 near the top of his class, where he was a member of the George Washington Law Review, the Moot Court Board, and participated in the DC Law Students in Court Program.  David obtained his undergraduate degree cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honors American History.

David is a faculty member at Harvard Law School’s renowned Trial Advocacy Workshop and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Building Trial Skills Program.  He is the only Washington, DC criminal defense attorney to be certified as a Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and he is an Executive Committee member of The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers. David has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV Preeminent rating, is rated a perfect 10/10 by AVVO, and has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” since 2013.  He was Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for the Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section of the DC Bar from 2013-2014.

David is licensed to practice law in:

       
  • District of Columbia
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  • Maryland
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  • Virginia

David is admitted to practice before the following courts:

       
  • Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
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  • Court of Appeals, Maryland
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  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
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  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
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  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
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  • United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (pro hac vice)
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  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California (pro hac vice)
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  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (pro hac vice)