Price Benowitz LLP
David Benowitz has 25 years of experience handling criminal defense and white collar matters in federal and local courts in Washington, DC and around the country. He began his career as a Staff Attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS), recognized as one of the top indigent defense organizations in the nation, 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 founded Price Benowitz LLP, now a 40-attorney firm, in 2004, with the goal of assembling a team of aggressive, committed defense attorneys who do everything in their power to help their clients achieve the best possible result in their matter. The firm has expanded to include attorneys dedicated to plaintiff’s practice, including personal injury and medical malpractice matters.
At Price Benowitz, David has represented clients and companies in a variety of high-profile white collar and criminal matters, 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 has done extensive pro bono work with the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project and on other matters that has resulted in two clients serving life sentences being freed from prison.
David has been a faculty member at Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop since 2012. He is certified as a Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a member of the Executive Committee 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.