Criminal Defense Attorney in Harrisburg


Why who you pick as your attorney matters

Most attorneys fail to think about this from your perspective. They look at it from their own point of view. How QUICKLY can they get the money. How QUICKLY can they close the case out. Not us. We love to work. We outwork the government every time. Knowing that there is so much more on the line than just the criminal prosecution, we have you covered. Just look at these lifelong consequences:

Felony Conviction Consequences in Pennsylvania

Misdemeanor Conviction Consequences in Pennsylvania

When selecting which attorney to hire, please consider:

  • Can you call anytime and talk to a live person?
  • Do they offer payment plans with no credit checks?
  • Will your attorney be attentive and explain what’s going on?

At The McShane Firm, we answer yes to all of these questions. We strive to provide you with a great customer service experience during this tough time.

What our clients say

Justin McShane is top flight. I don’t put statements like that in writing for just anyone. Anyone in need of a lawyer, especially concerning a criminal case, would be hard pressed to find better. Thanks, Greg



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Attorney Eric G., San Diego CA

Justin has been, and continues to be a role model for myself, and for many other attorneys across the world. His command on science is unreal. But he also possesses a special talent: he can take huge complex issues, and break them down so they can be understood by everyone. His personality shines as a teacher/professor, and his drive really inspires everyone around him to push themselves to greatness. His approach is one of honesty; objective honesty. And that’s exactly what we need to keep in the Courts across this nation.


The government doesn’t want you to hire us. They are counting on that you will get the “usual” attorney. The single attorney law firm. Either the guy who wears ridiculous outfits of green pants, a yellow blazer with crocodile shoes or the cheap guy who talks a good game to you, but folds like a house of cards in the courtroom. We fight. We are more than just a single guy: 8 attorneys and 23 total staff. All we do is DUI and criminal defense law. That’s it. Nothing else. We are a finely tuned weapon of mass acquittal. We are without any doubt the best criminal defense attorney in Harrisburg. We’re The McShane Firm:

What is The McShane Difference?

  • We take time to understand your personal needs and goals. Then we cater our legal strategy to fit you.
  • We care about you. We listen and return phone calls. We will take time to explain things so you are not left anxious in the dark.
  • We will make this as easy as possible. We will try to minimize the number of times you have to be in court which means less disruption of your work and family life.

Does this sound like what you are looking for in an attorney? If yes, then take the next step and call (717) 657-3900.

You can find cheaper, but you cannot find better

We do allow for payment plans and take circumstances into account. We are reasonable in our fees. You can always find cheaper. You cannot find anyone better qualified. We are internationally known, locally experienced, fiercely independent and have guts like no other attorneys. When you refuse to lose, when you know you deserve the best, and when it’s all on the line, do what the government doesn’t want you to do: Hire The McShane Firm


Our Clients are entitled to a Bill of Rights which states:

  • Our clients have the right to expect, we will be proactive in communication. You will hear it from us first. We will return all phone calls, texts and emails promptly.
  • Our clients have the right to expect plain speaking, straight shooting. No B. S.
  • Our clients have the right to expect us to do it right the first time, every time.
  • Our clients have the right to expect us to be on time and professionally prepared for all court appearances, and all meetings.
  • Our clients have the right to expect that they will be fully informed at all times.

This is our promise to you. Call today to get us on your side: (717) 657-3900.

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