Joshua Auriemma (Appellate Advocate Specialist) has been instrumental in the overturn of numerous verdicts, and brings this valuable form of insurance to your case along with a commitment to fight aggressively for your rights. As an Associate specializing in appeals, he uses his skill set and superior research and writing skills to challenge unfavorable trial verdicts in the Superior or Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Joshua Auriemma’s Philosophy
Josh spends countless hours in research and investigation because he firmly believes that superior research is the key to appellate success. Few specialists can match Josh’s specialized focus and dedication, and his hard work has been noted and lauded by many of his peers. He believes in the famous quote “I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.”
Areas of Practice
Joshua Auriemma focuses exclusively on appeals, and is quickly gaining a reputation in Harrisburg and all over Pennsylvania as one of the foremost attorneys in appellate law. He will examine your case very carefully and aggressively fight for your best interests in relentless pursuit of the best possible outcome.
Advanced Legal Training
Like all of the attorneys at The McShane Firm, Joshua has attended numerous advanced training seminars and programs to enhance his knowledge of appellate law, criminal law and DUI law. In addition to his DUI training, Joshua has attended several seminars on appellate law, such as the Appellate Advocacy Practicum – a course taught by various members of the Superior, Commonwealth and Supreme Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. With this background, Joshua ensures that every aspect of your case is examined for appellate issues and raised in a professional manner so your rights are properly secured. Additionally, Attorney Auriemma is certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), Field Sobriety Test Instructor and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) by NHSTA –certification higher than most Pennsylvania police officers.
Joshua Auriemma graduated from the Penn State University – The Dickinson School of Law. He was the Admissions Editor for Penn State Law Review. He was inducted into both of the Dickinson School of Law’s top honor society, the Woolsock Honor Society and the Order of the Barristers. He was the recipient of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award, CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Trusts & Estates and Dean’s Scholarship. While in law school, he was a Summer Fellow at the Stanford Law School: Center for Internet & Society. He has a hard science background which complements the scientific and forensic science-based defenses that the McShane Firm. LLC are well known for. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude, in Physics. He worked at the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC): Submillimeter Laboratory as a Radar Data Algorithm Developer. He also worked at Columbia University, Nevis Laboratories collaborating with CERN to develop visualization software for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Finally, he was employed at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). When not working, Josh pursues his hobbies which includes being the founder of popular legal tech blog Legal Geekery, with 60,000 unique visitors per month.
As an Associate specializing in appeals, Joshua Auriemma uses his skill set and superior research and writing skills to challenge unfavorable trial verdicts in the Superior or Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Contact him today for your free consultation.
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Commonwealth v. Karns: Per se DUI charge dismissed due to a lack of a whole blood conversion factor
Commonwealth v. Karns (PDF) Mr. Karns was found guilty of DUI Highest Rate (BAC above .16%) by the trial court upon evidence from a blood test that reported his BAC to be .189%.
At trial the Bedford County District Attorney’s Office presented Christine Ickes, the medical lab scientist from the UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital who prepared and analyzed Mr. Karns’ blood sample. As the test was done on non-whole blood, a conversion factor accepted by the scientific community must be presented under Pennsylvania Law. The prosecution did not present any evidence of a conversion factor. During cross-examination, Attorney McShane exposed the lack of a whole blood conversion factor before the trial court.
The Superior Court of Pennsylvania reviewed the appeal and found that without a valid conversion factor, the evidence presented by the Commonwealth was insufficient for the per se conviction and overturned the conviction for the charge of DUI- highest rate of alcohol.