National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
About Matthew Shapiro
Matthew Shapiro is a California attorney specializing in Cannabis law. Given the dynamic nature of his practice, Mr. Shapiro is experienced in many areas of the law including licensing, criminal defense, corporate law, contracts, land use, and regulatory compliance. Having graduated from the University of San Diego with both an MBA and a law degree, Matthew is uniquely capable in serving the nee... read more »
Matthew Shapiro is a California attorney specializing in Cannabis law. Given the dynamic nature of his practice, Mr. Shapiro is experienced in many areas of the law including licensing, criminal defense, corporate law, contracts, land use, and regulatory compliance.
Having graduated from the University of San Diego with both an MBA and a law degree, Matthew is uniquely capable in serving the needs of his corporate clients in various parts of the logistical supply chain, including retail, manufacturing, and agricultural businesses.
Mr. Shapiro is a firm believer in the rights of American citizens and ensuring the government does not overreach the power lawfully granted to it by the People. Throughout his legal career, Matthew has fought for the rights of his clients by procuring the dismissal of numerous unjust felony prosecutions, the return of unlawfully seized medical cannabis, and helping compliant businesses maintain operation in the face of legal threats from state and municipal governments.
Mr. Shapiro is a member of the California State Bar, the U.S. District Court Southern District of California Federal Bar, the San Diego County Bar Association, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Legal Committee, the National Cannabis Bar Association, Americans for Safe Access, and the Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter.
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|Area of Practice||% Focus|
|Real Estate Law||20.00%|
|Local Government Law||20.00%|
|California||Member in Good Standing||2013|
|The Law Office of Matthew Shapiro||2015 – present|
|Associate, The Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich||2014|
|University of San Diego||Business||MBA||2013|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||2013|
|Pennsylvania State University||Business||Bachelor's||2005|
|Member||Americans for Safe Access||2016 – present|
|Member||National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws||2016 – present|
|Member||National Cannabis Bar Association||2016 – present|
|Member||Surfrider Foundation, San Diego Chapter||2016 – present|
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