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Justin James McShane

Justin James McShane


DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer
The McShane Firm, LLC
Harrisburg, PA
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Attorney Biography

If you are looking for the best DUI Trial Lawyer in Pennsylvania, look no further than Attorney Justin J. McShane of The McShane Firm. Based in Harrisburg, Attorney McShane is the most highly qualified Pennsylvania DUI lawyer and criminal defense attorney.

Attorney McShane is a trial attorney who specializes in using forensic science in defending citizens amongst us who have been accused by the Government. He is nationally known and well-regarded for being a skilled and fierce litigator, but is also well known for his strong understanding and in-depth knowledge in all forms of forensic science.

He is a litigating attorney for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. He has earned Board Certification both in DUI Defense Law by the National College for DUI Defense (the first and only Pennsylvania Lawyer to do so and also was the youngest person in the United States ever to be so certified) and as a Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.

He has also earned certification in Forensic Sobriety Assessment, the first attorney to do so in the nation. He is a Sustaining Member, A State Delegate, and Regional Coordinator with the NCDD. He is the 2012 NCDD Dean’s Award recipient.

He is a frequent invited guest lecturer at national, state and local seminars that are attended by prosecutors, police, investigators, lawyers, judges, academics, scientists and policy-makers.

He has been invited three times to lecture at the ACS National meeting and has presented twice at the 2011 and 2012 AAFS national meetings. He was named a fellow with the American Institute of Chemists.

He has been named a Senior Assistant Chromatography Instructor by the American Chemical Society. He serves as the co-chairman of the Forensic Science section of the American Chemical Society-Chemistry and the Law Division. He is the Chairman/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC, a six attorney criminal defense and DUI law firm.

He maintains two blogs:

Pennsylvania DUI Attorney Blog and The Truth About Forensic Science.


Practice Areas

 
DUI / DWI (80%)
 
Criminal Defense (20%)

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Résumé - Justin James McShane

Bar Licenses

Pennsylvania State Bar
Pennsylvania
Member in Good Standing
2001

Work Experience

The McShane Firm, LLC
Chairman/CEO at The McShane Firm, LLC
2003

Assistant Attorney at County of Dauphin
20012003

Legal Intern conducting trials at Dauphin County
19912001

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Education

Penn State Law - Pennsylvania State University
Penn State Law - Pennsylvania State University
JD - Juris Doctor
2001

Franklin and Marshall College
BA - Bachelor of Arts
1998

University of Limerick Law Department1997
1997

Georgetown Preparatory School
High School
1994

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Associations

American Chemical Society
Chemist,
Analytical Chemistry Division
American Chemical Society
2009

National College for DUI Defense
Sustaining Member,
State Delegate
National College for DUI Defense
2005

Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2001

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2001

American Bar Association
Member
American Bar Association
2001

DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Charter Member
DUI Defense Lawyers Association

National College for DUI Defense
Member
National College for DUI Defense

Co-chairman Forensic Science section
American Chemical Society
2011

Lifetime Member
Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh
2010

Founding Member/President
Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys (PADDDA)
2010

Member
National Fire Protection Association
2010

Member
National Conference of Standards Laboratories International
2010

Member
Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice Source Code Coalition
2010

Member
Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley
2010

Member
American Society for Testing and Materials
2010

Fellow
American Institute of Chemists
2010

Member
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law (NORML)
2009

Member
Pennsylvania Innocence Project
2009

Member
Central PA Local Section of the American Chemical Society
2009

Member
Federal Bar Association
2003

Member
Pennsylvania Bar Association
2001

Co-chair of Rising Stars (Young Lawyers) Division
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Rising Stars Section
2001

Member
Dauphin County Bar Association
2001

Member
American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA)
2001

Founding Member
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
2001

Member
American College of Forensic Examiners International
2001

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Awards & Honors

American Chemical Society,<br /> Chemistry and the Law Division
Earned Designation -
ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist
American Chemical Society,
Chemistry and the Law Division
2014

National College for DUI Defense
Dean's Award
National College for DUI Defense
2012

Outstanding Achievement Award
Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Attorney
2012

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Commercial Recognitions

Community Leadership badge
Recognized for Community Leadership
Lawyer Legion
2021

Professional Involvement badge
Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
2021

Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
2013

Rising Star
Super Lawyers Magazine
2012

Rising Star in Criminal Defense: DUI
Super Lawyers Magazine
2011

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Justin James McShane
The McShane Firm, LLC
4807 Jonestown Rd Suite 148
Harrisburg, PA 17109
www.themcshanefirm.com
Office: 717-657-3900
Fax: 717-657-2060

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Bar Membership Information

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania -

Justin James McShane - PA attorney information with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania - Find more information about Justin James McShane on The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania website including status and disciplinary history.


Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

PACDL serves to protect the rights of the accused by supporting and educating criminal defense lawyers.


National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.


DUI Defense Lawyers Association -

The DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Inc. (DUIDLA) was founded in 2014 by a group of 27 charter members. The group prides itself on the quality of its Spring and Fall CLE seminars which help train hundreds of dedicated drunk driving defense attorneys on innovative techniques for fighting these unique and complicated criminal offenses.


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