David Benowitz has over 25 years of experience handling criminal defense and white collar matters at the federal and local court level. David has practiced in Washington, D.C. and around the country, but began his career as a Staff Attorney for the Public Defender Service (PDS) in the District of Columbia, which has been recognized as one of the top indigent defense organizations in the nation. In this role, he represented clients in serious criminal cases from first-degree murder, to armed robbery and car-jacking.
David founded Price Benowitz LLP with the goal of assembling a team of aggressive defense attorneys committed to doing whatever it takes to achieve the best possible result for their clients. At the firm, David has represented clients from a wide array of high-profile white collar and criminal matters including CEOs, federal government contractors, and financial service executives and employees in a variety of investigations and criminal prosecutions. David has also represented cases involving the former President of an African nation charged with bulk cash smuggling, a high-ranking Naval officer implicated in a wide-ranging government corruption probe and was involved with the “Africa Sting” FCPA prosecution dismissed by the Department of Justice.
David is the only Washington, D.C. criminal defense attorney to be certified as a Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also an Executive Committee member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers of all National Trial Lawyers. David has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV Preeminent Rating, a perfect 10/10 by AVVO, and has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” ever since 2013. From 2013-2014, David was Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for the Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section of the DC Bar.
David received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991, graduating with cum laude distinction. He went on to graduate from the George Washington School of Law at the top of his class, where he was also a member of the George Washington Law Review, the Moot Court Board, and the DC Law Students in Court Program. In 2006, David continued his education in trial law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law where he received his LL.M. in Trial Advocacy. David is a current faculty member at Harvard Law School’s renowned Trial Advocacy Workshop as well as the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Building Trial Skills Program.