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The field of DUI defense is constantly evolving, and the experienced DUI attorneys of The McShane Firm are constantly working and training to stay on the cutting edge and provide you with experience, aggressive representation.

Here’s a collection of the latest news and blog posts from our ever-busy firm:

CPPA reelects Cathi Leigh McAdams as President, Amanda Jones as Vice President

April 12, 2016

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Cathi Leigh McAdams has been reelected as President of the CPPA (Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Association) for this year. Alongside her, Amanda Jones has been elected VP for the same period.

The mission of the CPPA (Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Association) is:

To promote, protect and advance the paralegal profession and its interests through fostering creative expansion of paralegal roles, at all times operating within the boundaries of the profession; to offer continuing education to paralegals; and to encourage communication between individual paralegals and paralegal associations regarding developments in the profession.

Hard-work and dedication in preparing and researching each case has resulted in well-deserved success for both, Cathi and Amanda.

The McShane Firm congratulates Cathi Leigh McAdams and Amanda Jones on their achievements and a job well done!

Mike Giaramita to Speak at Seminar Concerning ‘Preemption of Municipal Firearms Ordinances: Is There Room for State and Local Regulation of Firearms?’

March 26, 2015

 

The recent amendment to the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act has made major changes by significantly expanding standing for gun owners and by arguably increasing the scope of preemption of local municipal gun regulation.

While important issues concerning the new legislation are being litigated, experts on the issue will present their views at the following seminar: ‘Preemption of Municipal Firearms Ordinances: Is There Room for State and Local Regulation of Firearms?’ Our Litigation Associate, Mike A. Giaramita Jr., will be speaking at this seminar (Friday, April 17, 2015) to address some of the key points concerning the recent amendments.

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Cathi Leigh to Represent CPPA at National Federation of Paralegal Associations

March 24, 2015

 
Cathi Leigh McAdams was recently elected as President of the Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Association (CPPA). Cathi Leigh has previously served as CPPA’s 1^st Vice President and 2^nd Vice President.

The mission of the CPPA is:
To promote, protect and advance the paralegal profession and its interests through fostering creative expansion of paralegal roles, at all times operating within the boundaries of the profession; to offer
continuing education to paralegals; and to encourage communication between individual paralegals and paralegal associations regarding developments in the profession.

Cathi Leigh will be representing CPPA at the National Federation of Paralegal Associations annual Joint Convention in Portland, Oregon May 1-3, 2015.

This achievement is a testament of the hard-work and dedication Cathi Leigh puts into preparing and researching each case and the level of excellence she offers to our clients.

The McShane Firm congratulates Cathi Leigh on this achievement and a job well done!

Attorney Richard Roberts Admitted to Third Circuit Court of Appeals

March 16, 2015

 
The McShane Firm congratulates Attorney Richard Roberts who were recently admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

To learn more, please visit his attorney profile:
Attorney Richard Roberts

Judge strikes down three gun laws in Harrisburg

February 26, 2015

 
Today, Judge Dowling issued an opinion ultimately granting U.S. Law Shield’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction with respect to three of the five contested Harrisburg gun ordinances. The Court additionally declined to stay the proceedings, which means the litigation will continue. Attorney Justin McShane and Mike Giaramita of The McShane Firm are representing U.S. Law Shield in this case.

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Hugney Freed After Nearly 36 Years

January 23, 2015

 
James Hugney Sr. was jailed for 35 years, 11 months and 3 days for a an arson that never happened. He was convicted through a jury trial based on the theory that he set his house on fire, pouring flammable liquid around the bed of his then 16-year old son, in a fit of rage. Attorney Justin McShane and his team at Them McShane Firm worked tirelessly on this case and retained international fire experts to prove that the science was wrong in his original conviction. Today, Mr. Hugney was released from prison.

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U.S. Law Shield Plans to Sue the City of Harrisburg

January 13, 2015

 
U.S. Law Shield, represented by The McShane Firm, has sued the City of Harrisburg over its gun laws which are in opposition to state law which states that laws pertaining to gun and ammunition are to be passed at the state level not local.

“The capital city must follow the laws that that capital passes,” said Attorney Justin J. McShane of The McShane Firm who is the lead attorney in the lawsuit and is the US Law Shield of Pennsylvania Program Attorney. “Responsible gun owners follow the law. It is time for Harrisburg to learn that it is not above the law.”

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Article co-authored by Attorney Justin McShane in “Voice for the Defense”

May 2, 2014






 
A new article co-authored by Attorney Justin McShane has been published in “Voice for the Defense”, a publication of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. The article entitled “PBTs for Drugs: Oral Fluid Collection Devices” discusses the science behind portable breath test devices which are being used to screen for drugs.

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JUSTIN MCSHANE’S QUALIFICATIONS IN DUI DRUG CASES

March 27, 2014






 
Not every attorney is equipped to defend DUI drug cases. In fact, almost none are. Just because someone has a law license and therefore can represent you, doesn’t mean that he or she is competent to represent you. But who wants an attorney who is only competent? Don’t you deserve the very best? There are a number of scientific disciplines involved in DUID cases.

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247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

March 19, 2014

 
Today, Attorney Katherine Kennedy and Attorney Justin J. McShane of The McShane Firm presented before the 247th American Chemiscal Society National Meeting & Exposition held in Dallas Texas. This is a scientific meeting with approximately 15,000 people in attendance. Attorney Kennedy presented on “DNA Mixture Interpretation Statistical Variance in Forensics.” Attorney McShane presented on “Linear Dynamic Range Challenges in Forensics.”