David Benowitz – Attorney at Law


David Benowitz is a Washington, DC criminal lawyer with experience representing clients facing a wide range of different charges. He has been awarded the highest AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has a perfect 10/10 score on the AVVO rating system. Mr. Benowitz is also the only Washington, DC criminal defense attorney to be board-certified as a criminal trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Throughout his career representing clients in the District of Columbia, Mr. Benowitz has earned a reputation for taking an aggressive, detail-oriented approach to each case he represents. He is dedicated to building a strong defense strategy for each client, geared towards obtaining the best possible result in their case, whatever the charge they face.

Mr. Benowitz graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with honors before graduating near the top of his class from the George Washington University School of Law. During his time in law school Mr. Benowitz was a member of the school’s Law Review and Moot Court Board. He went on to obtain an additional advanced degree in Trial Advocacy from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Mr. Benowitz began his career with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia before founding Price Benowitz, LLP.

He is barred in DC and Maryland and is admitted to the federal bars for the U.S. District Courts of the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Mr. Benowitz is a faculty member at Harvard Law School’s nationally-known Trial Advocacy Workshop and is rated as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Washington, DC by the National Trial Lawyers.  In 2013, Mr. Benowitz was named a SuperLawyer in criminal defense. In addition, David Benowitz has been awarded the following honors from the Washington City Paper’s Reader’s Choice “Best of D.C.” series Best Lawyer 2015, Best Lawyer 2014, Best Lawyer 2012, and Best Lawyer 2011.

Please contact us to schedule a free consultation so that one of our aggressive criminal lawyers can begin to review the facts of your case and build a strong defense strategy. Price Benowitz LLP has offices around the Washington, DC Metro area that offer legal representation in a full range of defense and personal injury matters. Please visit our Maryland office’s criminal lawyer page and Virginia office’s criminal lawyer site for more information on those offices, or to schedule a free consultation.

David Benowitz In His Own Words

In the question-and-answer pages listed below, David Benowitz speaks about his personal experience as an attorney, and prominent issues facing attorneys and their clients in federal and white collar cases.

“Who is The Best Criminal Lawyer?”

This is a question that has no answer. In addition, in our opinion, this question does not accurately capture what you should be looking for in an attorney. Instead of looking for “the best criminal lawyer in DC,” look for an attorney who you feel is right to represent you. You will be working closely with your attorney during a stressful time in your life. The best criminal lawyer for you case will likely be the attorney you feel you can trust, who has experience handling similar cases, and who understands your goals in your case.