Reviews

At The McShane Firm, our attorneys are among the most highly-regarded DUI lawyers in the State of Pennsylvania. We fight aggressively for the rights of our clients, and one look at our client reviews shows our dedication. Our attorneys’ training and determination has earned them numerous impressive kudos, including a perfect 10.0 rating for Attorney Justin McShane on Avvo.com, SuperLawyer Rising Star recognition for Attorney Tim Barrouk, in addition to the many positive reviews and testimonials below.

Take a moment to read some of the reviews below, then contact us for your free initial consultation about your DUI or criminal case, and you too will find out why The McShane Firm is The DUI Difference.

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Featured Reviews

Atlanta’s top DUI attorney, William "Bubba" Head, endorses Justin McShane:
Michigan’s top DUI attorney, Patrick Barone, endorses Justin McShane:

Justin McShane and his entire staff made me feel like they took my case personally and really cared about a suitable outcome of my case. All my calls and questions and emails were answered very quickly. Heidi was especially helpful and very professional. I would highly recommend The McShane Firm for any representation.
C.A - DUI


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Attorney Justin McShane and his team fought the fight for me and never gave up.... It was quite the battle, but his impeccable representation and performance rendered justice. I was cleared of all charges and am so thrilled to be moving on with my life!
DUI


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The Mcshane firm is very knowledgeable, and handled my case very quickly, I recommend this firm to anyone who is seeking a attorney Justin McShane he's the best Sincerely JLG
JG - Probable Cause, Traffic Stop


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From Clients

I was facing highest tier DWI and Shawn looked into every possibility and what my specific concerns were and got me the outcome I was looking for. Always responding to my late night emails or texts and always seemed to be on my side. It was a pleasure to work with Shawn and the firm.
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First, let me say that Heidi Etter is nothing short of an angel, she kept me informed the whole way thru my case. Justin McShane was well worth every red cent that I paid. He was honest and upfront and answered every one of my questions timely. He is very knowledgeable and was completely prepared when he arrived for my preliminary hearing. This was my first and last run-in with the law and I couldn't be happier with the complete dismissal of my DUI charges (albeit with prejudice). Justin was meticulous in his cross examination even with the countless objections by the ADA. He hadn't even gotten started before the Judge insisted we move along. Should the charges be re-filed, I will definitely have Justin McShane and Heidi in my corner.
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I was well represented and we did the best we could with a bad situation. I had many charges thrown out and the offense was effectively pled to a lesser charge.
P.H - DUIView Original Testimonial


Justin McShane and his entire staff made me feel like they took my case personally and really cared about a suitable outcome of my case. All my calls and questions and emails were answered very quickly. Heidi was especially helpful and very professional. I would highly recommend The McShane Firm for any representation.
C.A - DUIView Original Testimonial


The McShane Firm did better for me than I ever could have imagined. They got me a full dismissal. Justin's knowledge of DUI law and procedures was extraordinary. He saw my case the whole way thru my preliminary hearing and a refile by the state. He was even ready to go to trial if that's what it took. The McShane firm not only got me the results that I was looking for, but treated me like real person rather than just another client. They answered every question that I had as well as walked me thru any problems that I encountered along the way. I would definitely recommend them to all of my friends and family. Thanks again Justin and the McShane Firm.
Melissa - DUIView Original Testimonial


Attorney Justin McShane and his team fought the fight for me and never gave up.... It was quite the battle, but his impeccable representation and performance rendered justice. I was cleared of all charges and am so thrilled to be moving on with my life!
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The Mcshane firm is very knowledgeable, and handled my case very quickly, I recommend this firm to anyone who is seeking a attorney Justin McShane he's the best Sincerely JLG
JG - Probable Cause, Traffic StopView Original Testimonial


The McShane firm was extremely helpful in working my DUI case. They responded to all questions and concerns that I had both quickly and professionally and were reassuring all along the way. Most importantly, Justin McShane's knowledge of DUI procedures is second to none and he did an excellent job extracting very favorable testimony for my case at my preliminary hearing. This is a firm that will treat you well, make the entire legal process seamless, and wow you with their expertise. I would highly recommend Justin's services to anyone who is facing DUI charges and will accept nothing but a not guilty as an outcome.
J.S - First Offense DUIView Original Testimonial


Attorney McShane, I trusted you and your team with my freedom! Your knowledge and efforts were extraordinary. I could feel your confidence in the court room. You were always straight forward about my case and I appreciate your honesty. I have nothing but the highest respect for you. I can now move on with my family, my job, and my life thanks to all of you at The McShane Firm. -DM
DM- DUI 2nd Off RefusalView Full Testimonial


Attorney McShane was personable, professional and owned the courtroom. I felt like th judge respected him and knew that he was well prepared and his facts accurate.
JH - Acquitted of DUI Highest RateView Original Testimonial


It was a scary situation to be fresh out of college, getting limited job offers and to make a mistake that could possibly result in a 2nd DUI, but Justin was always straight forward with me, gave me the good and the bad and in the end achieved exactly what I had asked of him.
Client TZ- 2nd DUI ChargeClient TZ who was facing his 2nd Pennsylvania DUI Charge is satisfied with Attorney McShane


I have never seen or her of a more talented group of people and I believe if people really care about their life and future they'll think real hard about hiring you guys.
SL - Harrisburg, Indecent Assault dismissedView Original Testimonial


Justin, I believe, is the best bar none. Not only just in the courtroom but also for just being a great guy. I've always been told not to trust an attorney but Justin I trust along with the whole firm.
SL - Harrisburg, Indecent Assault dismissedView Original Testimonial


You have always been honest, that is so important. Also your hard work - you never leave loose ends. You know your job and do it at the highest level. You are all winners. Thank you for giving your all!
SL - Harrisburg, Indecent Assault dismissedView Original Testimonial


Plain and simple, it was awesome. You guys kick butt. All the money that was paid was worth every penny. I will never forget you all. Thanks for all your help.
SL - Harrisburg, Indecent Assault dismissedView Original Testimonial


I felt your firm had everything under control. you were on top of things and most of all I knew I did not have to worry about anything - which was great.
ML - HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


I felt he truly cared about me and not just the money. He is possibly the most intelligent person I've ever met.
TM, Harrisburg (DUI)View Original Testimonial


I could not be happier with the Attorney I selected. There are hundreds of local attorneys and Justin McShane is by far the best. His services are worth every penny.
TM, HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


Unfortunately, this wasn’t my first time facing DUI charges. I already had a prior conviction and this time I was involved in an accident on my way home from a friend’s party.

Justin McShane is really an excellent attorney. He worked hard for my cause and I can’t express how much I appreciate his hard work and dedication. He got my DUI charges dropped and worked hard to minimize my other charges as well. He always returned my phone calls, which in my experience, is very rare for attorney running a practice as busy as his.
Anonymous (2nd DUI charge)From Attorney McShane's Avvo profile


Justin is very responsive. He returned all of my calls, many times immediately. He really cared about my case and was able to protect me from jail. He is excellent. If you need a criminal defense attorney hire him.
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I am a single mother and because of work could not spend enough time watching over my son. Unfortunately, he became involved with gangs and out himself in a very bad position. One of his friends was involved in a homicide and my son was being charged as well.

My sister recommended Justin McShane and we decided to have him represent us. He worked really hard and was very prepared. He cross-examined every witness and in the end my son was acquitted of all of the felony counts and left with a misdemeanor.

When I took my son to Mr. McShane’s office to thank him, he went out of his way to talk to my son about his involvement in gangs. He explained how serious these charges were and that if he continued in that way he could get into a lot of trouble. It looks like my son took that to heart because he has been staying at home more and we’ve been talking about getting him back into school.

Thanks Justin. You’re not only a good lawyer but a good man with a golden heart.
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Thank you for your very professional handling of my son's case. I appreciate your efforts and your candor. I very much appreciated your explaining the case to me and the need for an expert witness. Your communication skils are excellent and it really helps clients understand the implications of their case. Your follow-up is also remarkable considering how busy you are. I truly appreciate all you have done for [my son]. He is a great young man who used poor judgment in getting into his vehicle after a few drinks. Hopefully that will never happen again.
TM, Harrisburg (DUI)via direct email


Dear Justin,

I want to sincerely thank you for your incredible honesty, integrity, and professionalism in the case of my DUI back in February, 2009.

After my arrest on December 29, 2007 you have given my case the care and respect beyond what any other attorney wanted to give me. After the initial meeting with you I was impressed so much that I actually could not believe what I was hearing. You described how you would go about handling my case and described to me what no other attorney could describe because of their lack of knowledge and experience in this field. I had sat down with two other attorney’s in the DUI field and came out in a very depressed state. The first attorney told me to just plead guilty, the other attorney said for $500 he would take care of my case. He never said exactly how or what he would do for me.

When I sat down with you Mr. McShane you told me how this was my livelyhood, I realize even more today how important it was, I could never have worked with another trucking company or any other job of any meaning if I would have been convicted of DUI, for that matter I would had lost my job of $23 per hour driving truck. It was your persistence and determination to see to that I was found NOT GUILTY. I had been to the Dauphin County Courthouse over 7 times, due to the fact that the police department would not bring evidence and or police officers who were required to appear and either or the evidence or the police officers would not show up. If it weren’t for your persistence in filing motions in the court for this evidence and or police officers named this case would have went to trial and I would have been found GUILTY. Many times I was about to give up when you explained to me that could give up, but that you had felt had a solid case and if I did what you had asked of me that you felt with an 80 to 90% confidence, I would be found NOT GUILTY.

Your professionalism, knowledge of all the equipment involved in a DUI, your expert witnesses, and the handling of the entire case is something to be added to the law books. In fact I think it was mentioned that this case is a break through in many way's and that it will go down in case law? I have even went under my name in [Google] and have found the case.

I have not thanked you enough and I cannot thank you enough or express my deepest thanks not only to you, but to your entire staff! The professionalism, knowledge, experience and caring of your staff is second to none!

With my warmest regards,
-Paul L. Kaylor

Paul L. Kaylor, HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


My wife and I liked the way we were talked to with care and concern like we were family.
DW, HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


Justin McShane represented me in February 2009 before Judge Evans on a DUI case. He and his team got me a complete and total not guilty victory. It was awesome! I am a CDL truck driver and if I had even an ARD that means I would have lost my job, my house and everything. Thanks Justin. You guys are AWESOME!
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When I got this email from Justin asking me to write a review on him on this site, I dropped everything I was doing to do it. Unfortunately, my daughter has a drug problem. We have been struggling with it for years in the family. She was caught by the police and sold to an undercover. Justin made it get through ARD so she would have no felony on her record and is now a college student and has a bright future. We cannot believe how great he is.
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If anyone in the Harrisburg area is looking for a lawyer, you should call Justin McShane. I am a free man today and I believe that is due to his efforts and superior knowledge. He helped me to avoid jail time and I was only left with community service and a reasonable fine.
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The McShane Firm is proven. With his work ethic I have no doubt Justin and his staff will continue to provide the best DUI service available.
BM III (DUI with CDL), HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


Justin was extremely professional and handled my case efficiently and thoroughly. He kept me informed throughout my case as to any new or additional information that was provided to him. I am very satisfied with the preliminary hearing and would definitively recommend him to others.
C.M., HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


Mr. McShane experience and knowledge pertaining to my D.U.I. are second to none.
BM III (DUI with CDL), HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


[Attorney McShane] has always been there for me. Returning my calls in a timely manner. Reassuring me; keep my hopes up. [...] I just want you to know that I am thankful for everything you have done for me and i know you will continue in your diligence regarding what I face in the future. I have the utmost confidence in you and the resources of your firm.
J.D., HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


I really appreciated the fact that my case was handled as a collective effort. While Justin was my attorney, the entire office including the receptionist did an excellent job to keep me informed on every aspect of my case.
C.M., HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


I have a CDL and probably would have lost my job. Justin understood the importance of this and worked above and beyond my expectations.
BM III (DUI with CDL), HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


I think back some months ago when I was desperate and went to the Public Defenders office and received no help from them and they gave me five names of attorney that might be able to help with my case. I left that office not knowing what my future might hold. I tried calling the first three names with no luck. Either no one answered or I got an answering machine. Your office was the fourth name I called and someone did answer. I remember our initial telephone conversations. Lengthy ones that most attorneys would not have show such interest and reassuring in nature. Because of those first calls I knew I had found someone that was honest and could help me with the problem I faced. I don't know why during business hours on a weekday those first three calls weren't answered; all I do know is that I am sure glad they weren't.
J.D., HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


I am very pleased with my experience with The McShane Firm. So far everything has been handled professionally. I have not had any problems getting in contact with my attorney or in understanding the exact terms of my case.
C.M., HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


[I am] satisfied and impressed how much Justin did to help my cause. I can't say enough how I appreciated his dedication.
J.M., HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


From Peers

Troy McKinney, shareholder, Schneider & McKinney, P.C.

Justin's work in keeping up with the science and the law of DWI Defense goes well beyond what most lawyers consider adequate, but his desire to help his clients get the best possible result means that adequate is not enough.

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Attorney Victor Carmody, Jr., Managing Attorney, Victor W. Carmody, Jr., P.A.

Justin McShane is one of the most prolific and detail orientated Attorney's in the field today.My office has had referrals from his office and all of our staff have been impressed with the professional manner in witch Justin has handled these matters.I would highly recommend Justin to all who seek his services.

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Attorney Cory Yager, Associate Attorney, Head, Thomas, Webb, & Willis LLP

I have had the opportunity to meet and discuss DUI/DWI issues with Justin at several advanced level DUI/DWI seminars. Justin is very knowledgable in the field of DUI/DWI law and is very passionate about defending his clients. Justin is always willing to share his ideas and he is a leader in the DUI/DWI industry.

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Attorney J. Matthew Guilfoil, Managing Member, The Guilfoil Law Group, L.L.C.

I met Justin through the National College of DUI Defense, which is a group of the best DWI attorneys in the country who meet several times a year for the best training lawyers can get in the field. Of all of the amazing attorneys in the group, Justin stands out as one of the best I have met in the country. On a listserve full of great minds that bounce ideas, Justin's knowledge and ability to think outside the box on the most difficult cases and fact patterns presented is unsurpassed. I would highly recommend him to any client needing to win at all costs.

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Linda Callahan, CEO, Callahan Law

Justin McShane is a dynamic attorney, aggressive in defense of his clients, and a leader in the field of DUI defense, demonstrating his superior knowledge of forensic breath and blood testing technology. When facing a DUI charge, it is important that a person retain an attorney who has the cutting-edge knowledge, skill and talent to bring credible challenges to the evidence the prosecution presents. Mr. McShane is that attorney and I strongly endorse him.

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Attorney Tracey Wood, member, NCDD

Justin is an excellent dui attorney who possesses an astonishing ability to recall just about every scientific study in the area. He gets my highest recommendation.

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Attorney Vincent Tucci, President, California DUI Lawyer's Association

Justin McShane works tirelessly on behalf of his clients. His skill and reputation are only outmatched by the effort he puts forth for every client he is privileged to serve. I would highly recommend Mr. McShane to anyone looking to hire a DUI attorney in Pennsylvania.

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Brad Schreiber, Criminal Justice Lawyer, The Schreiber Law Firm

Justin McShane's dedication and devotion to his clients is unsurpassed. His knowledge and skill as an advocate are unparalleled. His drive and motivation make him an obvious choice for anyone who needs their rights protected. He cares about you and what happens to you when others only say they do.

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Attorney Stephen Hamilton, Owner, Boatwright & Hamilton, LLP

Attorney Justin McShane is a powerful advocate for his clients. He is always prepared and very successful in the courtroom. His scientific knowledge and preparation is amazing. He knows and understands science and can apply it in a "common sense" approach way that jurors and judges can understand. Without a doubt, Justin McShane is a TRIAL ATTORNEY. He fights hard for all his clients and works tirelessly. If you need a Criminal Defense/ DWI attorney in Justin's area, there is nobody else that I would hire.

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Attorney Robert Baska, Partner, Baska & Favata

Justin is one of the most knowledgable and aggressive DWI/DUI defense attorneys I know. He shares his experiences willingly, and I look forward to each nugget. If you are lucky enough to have Justin as your attorney, you have a tireless champion on your side.

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Attorney Craig Rosenstein, Scottsdale AZ

I've met Justin at various DUI seminars around the Country. His commitment to his client's is evident in his unending desire to be the best attorney anywhere. His library of valuable and pertinant studies is the envy of attorney's nationally. I highly recomend Justin to anyone accused of DUI.

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Attorney Cory Yager, Atlanta GA

I first met Justin at a Blood and Urine Seminar held in Atlanta, Georgia that focused on the science behind DUI/DWI blood and urine testing. Justin showed his knowledge of this area of DWI law during the course and also shared many other trial tactics and strategy ideas to try to get the best results for accused drivers. Since then I have seen Justin at many other courses including a San Diego Blood and Urine Course where he was invited to be a speaker. Justin is always willing to do whatever he can to be the most prepared and knowledgeable DUI lawyer he can be. More than that Justin has a passion for DUI/DWI defnese and is willing to share his knowledge with anyone who is willing to listen. Justin is a top notch DUI attorney and I highly recommend him.

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Attorney Brian Leininger

Justin is the top DUI defense attorney in Pennsylvania. He gets great results for his clients through hard work.

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Attorney William Head, Atlanta GA

Justin is a dedicated, determined and dependable advocate for his clients. He is as serious about defending people charged with criminal offenses as any accused citizen could ever want to find. Hire him with confidence.

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Attorney Steven Fagan

Justin McShane is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney. He works tirelessly for the benefit of his clients.

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Attorney Bruce Robinson

Justin's a good man and a fine attorney. Very comprehensive and well connected.

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Attorney Evan M. Levow

Justin is one of the greatest DUI lawyers in the country. His litigation skills are top notch, and his knowledge of DUI literature is off the charts. Anyone lucky enough to have Justin McShane as his or her attorney in a DUI case has one of the greatest DUI warriors to be had in the battle.

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Attorney Bruce Edge

Justin is a consumate lawyer. He is a fighter but also has a wealth of knowledge at his finger tips. He is the man you want protecting you in a time of need.

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Attorney Mark Stevens

Justin is widely regarded as an expert in all aspects of DWI defense. I highly endorse him as a criminal defense attorney.

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Attorney Alfred Staubus

Justin McShane is an outstanding defense attorney with a wonderful, helpful staff. He knows both the legal and scientific aspects of defending DUI cases. He is the top DUI defense attorney in the state of Pennsylvania. I highly recommend Justin.

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Attorney Linda M. Callahan

Justin is a brilliant lawyer and a warrior for his clients.

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Attorney Mary Catherine McMurray

Justin's knowledge and familiarity with the literature continually amazes me. He is an incredible resource and contact.

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John Piotrowsky

Justin and I were classmates and teammates at Franklin & Marshall College. Justin is an individual with high integrity and strong moral character. I realized early on in our friendship that Justin was the type of person I wanted to be associated with. He consistently demonstrated a work ethic and desire to win that was second to none. This characteristic contributed to his success as an accomplished Division I wrestler and outstanding academic student at F&M. Justin's relentless determination to achieve excellence carried over into his professional career as a lawyer. He takes the same tenacity he displayed on the wrestling mats at F&M into the courtroom. Justin puts 110% of his effort into each client 's unique situation to achieve a positive outcome. Without question, I can say that Justin will fight to the bitter end defending his clients. It gives me great pride to highly recommend Justin for any future endeavor he decides to pursue.

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Attorney Jaime Balagia

Justin has exploded onto the national DWI trial lawyer scene over the past few years with a fresh approach to defending the Constitution and his clients. Justin is always willing to stop what he is doing to help out his fellow trial lawyers and I am glad to call him a friend. Justin is driven towards successful defense of his clients. It shows in his presence at the best national training seminars, the certifications he has attained, the cross examination strategies he has shared with me and through his ever expanding DWI library. Justin is always developing new theories on advancing the interests of his clients by staying one step ahead of the State when it comes to knowledge and dedication to work.

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Attorney Jon Saia, Columbus OH

Justin is an excellent DUI attorney. Justin's reprutation for blazing new trails in DUI defense is unmatched. I highly recommend retaining Justin as an attorney.

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Attorney Robert Baska

I learn every day from the knowledge this outstanding DUI/DWI attorney shares with his peers. He is a skilled and aggressive litigator, and no one works harder. If you are lucky enough to have him as your attorney, you are in the best of hands.

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Attorney Linda Callahan, Seattle WA

I strongly endorse Justin McShane. He is extremely knowledgeable in the science and law involving alcohol-related offenses. He attends many, if not all of the advanced legal seminars in DUI science, forensics and technology. He is aggressive in defense of his clients and he is a perfectionist--he strives for the best result possible in every case.

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Attorney Timothy Bussey, Colorado Springs CO

You want an educated advocate to fight for you on your DUI case? Call Justin. I know Justin from the National College for DUI Defense Attorneys. Justin knows the science and the law behind DUI prosecutions. Justin is a top shelf DUI defense attorney.

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Attorney Steven Fagan, Des Plaines IL

Justin McShane's knowledge of DUI is exhaustive - which matches his work ethic perfectly. The client who trusts his case to Justin makes a wise decision, and I highly recommend his work.

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Attorney Darryl Genis, Santa Barbara CA

I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. McShane works hard for his clients, and gets great results. His knowledge of the law, procedure and science is top shelf. He really cares for his clients, and it shows in the passionate way that he advocates for them. The prosecutors fear him, and the judges respect him. If he is your lawyer, you are certainly in good hands.

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Attorney Richard Kodzis, Millersville MD

I have had the pleasure to closely observe Attorney McShane, and have assisted him in a matter. He is one of the most dedicated and prepared attorney's I have observed in my fifteen years in practice. He is absolutely dedicated to his clients. One of the VERY BEST.

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Attorney Karen Missimer, Glendale WI

Justin's encyclopedia of scientific defenses is impressive. But even more impressive is his ability to explain those defenses to juries in plain English! He is a DUI warrior; and I would not hestitate to recommend him to a family member or friend in need.

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Attorney Joshua Dale, San Francisco CA

This Pennsylvania lawyer rocks - you should not miss an interview with Justin should you need a consultation about a DUI or criminal case. Mr. McShane and his crew continue to fight cases w/ knowledge and experience.

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Attorney Deandra Grant, Plano TX

Justin is an excellent advocate for his clients. He has a keen knowledge of both the law and the science related to DUI/DWI cases. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him.

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Attorney Allen Trapp, Carrollton GA

Justin's nickname is "The Library." For someone of his age his encyclopedic command of the scientific literature was at first quite surprising. But he keeps producing, and after awhile I began to assume that Justin would have the answer. Thing about it: he always does.

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Attorney Brian Leininger, Overland Park KS

I have gotten to know Justin McShane through the National College for DUI Defense and have seen him rise to a highly respected position. He is one of the first people I turn to for advise and brainstorming on my most difficult cases.

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Attorney Donald Ramsell, Wheaton IL

Justin McShane is one of the most knowledgeable, well-liked, and creative DUI/DWI defense attorneys in the country. I do not hesitate in stating that clients would be well-advided to hire Justin McShane and his firm for any case.

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Attorney Manny Daskal, Eureka CA

Justin has an incredible ability to understand and provide necessary assistance related to complex issues of law and science, particularly as related to DUI/DWI law.

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Attorney Robert Leonard, Marietta GA

Justin is one of the most creative and well prepared lawyers that I know. Whenever I have a complex legal question, Justin is one of the guys I go to first. Good friend, Great lawyer.

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Attorney Kelly Case, The Woodlands TX

Justin McShane is the lawyer that other lawyers go to for answers to their difficult cases. His work ethic and knowledge set him apart from others. I highly recommend him.

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Attorney Edward Loss, Glendale AZ

Justin McShane and I are both long-time members of the National College for DUI Defense. Justin is well respected as one of our most scientifically knowledgeable members and enjoys a national reputation as one of the finest DUI lawyers in the country.

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Attorney William Head, Atlanta GA

Justin brings a yearning to succeed to the table as a criminal defense attorney. He trains himself and his staff attorneys at the highest level to be ready to attack any flaw in the State's case or any prevarication by a police officer who guesses that Justin will not have found the "smoking gun" in the case. This pride of preparation is not something that can be taught to a trial lawyer --- it is self-generated. Justin has earned my endorsement through hard work and dogged determination to be the best attorney in Pennsylvania.

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Attorney Patrick Barone, Birmingham MI

Justin is fast becoming known nationally as a top DUI defender. He is gaining this reputation by sharing his knowledge and his access to scientific works with other lawyers, thereby demonstrating his commitment both to the profession as well as to his clients. Justin has an excellent understanding of the law and science involved in drunk driving defense, and he will do everything possible to win his client’s case. If Justin agrees to take your case then you can rest assured that he will leave nothing to chance, and will do everything to maximize your chances of winning. I highly recommend him.

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Attorney Andrew Alpert, Upper Marlboro MD

Justin McShane has had unparalleled success in defending DUI and criminal cases in central Pennsylvania. As a former Public Defender, he is not afraid of taking on prosecutors and tough or seemingly hopeless cases. Justin is one of the top people in the Country with respect to knowledge about hospital blood tests and demonstrates his knowledge through thorough cross examination of experts and hospital staff. He is tireless on behalf of his clients and has a tremendous track record. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone charged with a DUI in central Pennsylvania.

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Attorney William Bly, Biddeford ME

Justin is one of the best DWI attorneys I know. Period. If I were unfortunate enough to find myself on the wrong side of the law, Justin McShane is the first and only attorney I would turn to. His breadth of knowledge and commitment to his clients is truly amazing. He is a tireless and zealous advocate who has developed a reputation for fearlessness in the courtroom. When any attorney has a question regarding DWI work, Justin always has the answer. He is without peer in Pennsylvania and I count myself fortunate to count him as not only a colleague, but a very good friend as well.

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Attorney Stephen Hamilton, Lubbock TX

Attorney Justin McShane is a powerful advocate for his clients. He is always prepared and very successful in the courtroom. His scientific knowledge and preparation is amazing. He knows and understands science and can apply it in a "common sense" approach way that jurors and judges can understand. Without a doubt, Justin McShane is a TRIAL ATTORNEY. He fights hard for all his clients and works tirelessly. If you need a Criminal Defense/ DWI attorney in Justin's area, there is nobody else that I would hire.

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Attorney Bruce Robinson, Baltimore MD

I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Justin now for a while, and while I agree he might want to do something about his picture I can say with great enthusiasm he is one of the most motivated and detailed lawyers I know. He is constantly pushing himself and his team forward in the unending quest for legal knowledge; not only does he attend continuing education seminars regularly but he provides the same training for his people. Additionally, he puts on his own seminars for the benefit of other lawyers. He is very well versed and aggressive. Excellent choice.

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Attorney Douglas Aaron, Manchester TN

This fine attorney is known and respected throughout this nation. While I do not live in Pennsylvania (I live in Tennessee), I communicate with Attorney McShane on a regular basis. At a recent conference in San Diego California, Attorney McShane was selected to deliver a presentation on how he successfully fought and won a recent case when the government's chemical test showed Attorney McShane's client was more that four (4) times the legal limit for blood alcohol. Other presenters included the foremost experts in the world (Sweden, Canada, United States) on DUI/DWI topics. Attorney McShane understands complex topics and can speak about them at length with no preparation. His library of books and artices on issues involved in DUI/DWI is sought after by attorneys throughout the country. I could not give Attorney McShane a higher endorsement. He is truely a hard working and intellectually dominant attorney.

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Attorney Gary Pirosko, Denver CO

I met Justin through the National College for DUI Defense and attended the most advanced DUI blood testing seminar in the country with him. He is one of the most intelligent and innovative DUI attorneys I have ever met. I would send a family member to him for representation without hesitation. And, as a former DUI police officer, DUI defense investigator, DUI prosecutor, and DUI defense attorney, I know a LOT of DUI attorneys. He's the best!

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Attorney Theodore Vosk, Bellvue WA

Justin McShane is quickly gaining a national reputation as an outstanding criminal defense attorney. Regardless of the charge, Justin is a true champion for his clients, even achieving results many other more seaseoned attorneys would find almost impossible. I cannot recomend Justin highly enough. If I were charged with a DUI in Pennsylvania, Justin would be the first lawyer I called.

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Attorney Reviews for McShane

From Clients

Tim was there for me through every step of my DUI case. He was patient, knowledgeable, honest and always looking out for my best interest. He won my case, keeping my record squeaky clean. Beyond thankful for Tim!
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I couldn't have asked for a better attorney than Tim. He was so patient with me through the whole process and answered every question I had regardless of how stupid they were. This was my second DUI in 4 years and I refused any testing which calls for an automatic license suspension. Tim fought Penndot on the refusal charge and won and also took my DUI case to trial and won. NOT GUILTY on everything. He is worth every penny I spent. If you are looking for a great attorney I would highly recommend Tim.
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Current law enforcement official, as well a young man with 2 college degrees and military service with past law enforcement. Since the age of 10 I wanted nothing more than to be a police officer. Under the limit under arrest was my encounter. This was the worst experience of my life. I thought my entire life/world was falling apart. I was not intoxicated but arrested still. Everything in my entire life was going to be taken away from me, I need the best lawyer I could find. Tim Barrouk saved my life and my future, we had to go along with all the process of sitting with DJ and all the hearings but Tim was right by my side the whole time and always a phone call away. He was the best lawyer I had ever seen. Mere minutes before my trial, the worst months of my life were leading to this moment, fear, panic and more emotions than I had ever experienced. Five minutes before the trial the Trooper shook my hand and talked to my attorney Tim Barrouk. They agreed to NULL PROSS the DUI charges and completely drop it all. I was in tears for months and when I heard this news it was as if someone let the air back into my lungs. My life has never been better. I gave my life for my country, friends and family and when you are in fear of losing it all The Mcshane firm will be there 100 % of the way. I will always be in his debt. This will be the hardest experience of your life but you will be in the best hands possible. I thank god every day for giving me Tim and his staff. I am still pursing my career to the best of my ability and know my potential. A piece of mind is the best thing you can have and they WILL give it to you.
First Offense DUI


During a very difficult and trying period of my life I was unfortunately charged with a second offense DUI in York, PA. I went through all of the expected angst and fear and read the hundreds of attorney advertisements that I received in the mail throughout the following week. I did not receive an advertisement from The McShane Firm. As you might expect I was anxious to retain an attorney as I faced a maximum penalty of up to 5 years in prison, 5 years of probation to follow, huge fines, and a lengthy license suspension. So I picked one out the bunch and retained someone. On my first meeting, the lawyer outlined the penalties that he expected as outlined above and suggested I simply accept the minimum punishment. There was no talk of actually defending the case. It was then that several people I spoke with recommended the McShane Firm. I called and Tim Barrouck took my call immediately. He answered my questions and refused to talk about penalties and instead told me that his focus was on winning the case. I immediately called the other attorney and let him know that I was hiring Tim. It cost me my initial retainer to the first lawyer but it was one of the best decisions of my life. I cannot begin to describe Tim Barrouck adequately. He is relentless in his service to clients: answering emails on weekends, returning phone calls promptly, being patient, and demonstrating the highest degree of expertise. At both the preliminary hearing as well as the evidence suppression hearing he challenged the prosecution’s assertions and the police officer’s testimony and was able to successfully thwart many key elements of the Commonwealth’s case. It was amazing to watch Tim in the courtroom and I can only say that it was a sight to see him represent me with such confidence and zeal. In the end, Tim Barrouck was the reason why my outcome was so positive. He saved me from 90 days of jail, 4.5 years of probation, 6 months of license suspension, and thousands in fines. He was professional, accessible, personable, and actually cares about the clients he represents. He has a full legal team at the firm with a top notch paralegal assistant. This guy is the real deal folks. In my experience, you get what you pay for and Tim Barrouck is worth every penny. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being faced with a DUI charge or other serious criminal offense please take my advice and hire this man. I sincerely doubt there will be a better first choice that you can make in your defense.
Paul - Second Offense DUIView Original Testimonial


I would highly recommend The McShane Firm.. I was extremely satisfied with the outcome of my case and the services they provided. They were always prompt with returning emails and updating the status of my case. I will also say when I was originally charged I called them on the 24 hr answering service line and received a return phone call that afternoon, which was on a weekend and they took the time to explain my concerns. This was excellent customer service and allowed me to put my trust into The McShane Firm.
D.M - Second Offense DUIView Original Testimonial


Your firm is prompt, personal and professional. You are understanding and sympathetic yet very forthright regarding the seriousness of my issue. Cathi was always available for questions and kept me calm throughout a very traumatic situation.
First Offense DUIView Original Testimonial


Tim has been upfront with me concerning this very important matter. His cross examination of the arresting Officer only inforced my belieg that this is not a matter that I should go alone. I look forward to working with Tim going forward with this case. Kathi Leigh has been very helpful in answering questions that I've had. Never an enjoyable situation, but I feel good about the direction we are taking.
Joseph - DUIView Original Testimonial


I am very satisfied with the way things are being handled for my fiance and pray to continue to get this outstanding service throughout his case.
DRUG / GUN POSSESION


Attorney Barrouk was very professional in handling my case at the MDJ hearing. He was particularly skilled in his questioning of witness testimony in order to expose the full truth of my case. In the end the charge was dismissed and I can now move forward with this unfortunate circumstance behind me.
WF - Driving while license suspendedView Original Testimonial



I would recommend anyone charged with a DUI to the McShane Firm. In dealing with the McShane Firm, both Tim and Cathi did an amazing job of keeping me informed throughout, and answered any questions I had in a timely manner (immediately or that day). Communication and understanding are two very important things to me, as this is a serious offense both personally and professionally. Both Tim and Cathi did a great job from start to finish, and I could not have asked for anything more. I appreciate everything they have done for me this far in the process.
D.B - Second Offense DUIView Original Testimonial



D.E - First offense DUIView Original Testimonial


Initially, we had some issues. However, after speaking with Cathi Leigh she was able to clearly answer all our questions. She was also able to alleviate some concerns we had about a previous conversation Bill and Cathi Leigh had and it appears there was a misunderstanding on our behalf. We apologize for that misunderstanding and look forward to continue working with the McShane Firm.
B.S - First Offense DUIView Original Testimonial


In trouble with the law for DUI?! Take it from me, Tim Barrouk at the McShane Firm has been nothing but a major help to get me through the major trouble I am in. While handling my 1st offense DUI, I pathetically encountered a 2nd offense in another county. Tim is handling both my cases and has nothing but my best interests in mind. He is very knowledgeable and is doing everything in his power to limit the repercussions of my unfortunate situation. Tim is always eager to answer all of my questions and keeps me well informed of his "gameplan." I did not want to risk retaining an inexperienced attorney, did my research, and luckily found Tim!
J.M - DUI (1st & 2nd Offense)View Original Testimonial



J.S - DUI (2nd Offense)View Original Testimonial


My attorney Timothy Barrouk did a wonderful job by getting my charges dismissed. He was helpful the whole time and I could call him whenever I had any sort of questions.
A.G - Public DrunkennessView Original Testimonial


This was my first DUI in PA and if it wasn't for the Mcshane firm and there great Attorneys (Tim Barrouk) I could have faced some serious trouble. There is no other firm out there that can do what this team can do. I highly recommend to anyone needing help in a dui situation.
Brian - DUI First OffenseView Original Testimonial


My overall experience has been exactly as every review I have read on your website. Very experienced knowledgeable staff, eager to take on what I thought was impossible. From initial consultation to the preliminary hearing, it has been an exceptional experience.
DA (DUI: Highest Rate w/ Accident)


Seeing him (Attorney Barrouk) in action was jaw dropping and very incredible to see and knowing he was beside me, representing me, put me ease. Tim was amazing from start to finish and only looking out for my best interests which to me is everything.
DA (DUI: Highest Rate w/ Accident)


I was impressed with our attorney. Tim was able to communicate on a personal and professional level. Although you have several clients, we were made to feel like we were your only client.
JR - HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


I knew before hiring your firm you were what I needed in my situation. I had researched other firms, but yours stood out for what I had to have in order to win. . . knowledge of the DUI law and people with the expertise.
JG - HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


With any guilty verdict on any charge I would have been given 20 months of back time in a PA DOC Facility. Your firm gave me another chance. I will recommend you to anyone who wants their own second chance.
BS - HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


Mr. Barrouk and the rest of your firm were able to get a Nol Pros order for all of the charges. Happy doesn't begin to describe it. Everyone was very kind and [I] feel like I played a part not just as a defendant. Thank You.
BS - HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


Unfortunately I am the owner of some bad decisions in my life. Choosing the McShane Firm isn’t one of them. This was my second DUI case and I was afraid that I was going to lose my license. This time I only had some light drinks but was unlucky and got pulled over. Obviously, I was very scared and confused. How would my prior violation affect this case? Am I going to jail? Will I lose my license? These were just some of the questions swirling around in my head. I settled down and called a bunch of lawyers. The first one that called me back was Attorney Tim Barrouk. The first thing I liked about him was his compassion. He really cares about his clients and fighting for their rights. Tim was willing to do the dirty work that other attorneys in my previous cases were not. Where they settled and took the easy road, Tim went to bat for me. Watching Tim in trial is remarkable. When he sets foot in the courtroom, he is the expert. From the onset of his cross-examination, the state trooper, (who had over twelve years of experience) never had a chance. The result- Not Guilty. I highly recommend Attorney Tim Barrouk to anyone facing a DUI violation. His knowledge and hard work is unmatched- and that’s why he is the best.
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I was treated with respect. Not only by Attorney Barrouk, but by all staff I interacted with. I was kept informed and all options [were] thoroughly discussed with me. [Attorney Barrouk] fought to get the best resolution of my case. I did not feel he was "just going through the motions."
DM, HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


I called at midnight the night before my hearing and spoke with Attorney Barrouk for almost an hour. He attended my hearing and got my charges dismissed.
T.M., HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


Patient, friendly. Sympathetic to my issues. When I initially called about representation, Attorney Tim Barrouk was very helpful and made me feel at ease. He informed me of my options, and I received information in the mail within 3 days.
BM III (DUI with CDL), HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


Tim was very nice. He always kept me up to date with what was going on and what was going to be my best option. He returned all of my phone calls right away.
E.H., HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


From Peers

Attorney John Barnes, Knoxville TN

Tim is a nationally respected DUI trial lawyer who anyone charged with a crime would be lucky to have on their side. I know Tim through the National College of DUI Defense, to which he has dedicated an enormous amount of time and resources. His efforts to stay at the forefront of the science and technique of DUI defense show in the outstanding results that he achieves in the courtroom on a regular basis.

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Attorney Brian Manchester, Bellefonte PA

I met Tim almost two years ago. We both belong to the National College for DUI Defense. Tim is an excellent DUI trial lawyer and his knowledge of the science behind blood and breath testing puts him in the top tier of DUI trial lawyers in the country. If you are charged with a DUI offense, Tim will put in 110% for you and I recommend him highly.

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Attorney Richard Holcomb,Honolulu HI

I met Tim at a recent National College of DUI Defense seminar at Harvard Law School. Tim is involved in a nationally renowned DUI practice that exhibits unmatched leadership in the profession. Tim and his co-workers are your "go to" guys for DUI defense in Pennsylvania.

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Attorney Michael Sherman, Pittsburgh PA

Tim Barrouk is a very skilled DUI trial lawyer who has taken to heart the phrase “knowledge is power.” Tim has an extensive background in forensic science which far surpasses the everyday lawyer. He utilizes his background and experience to get superior results for his clients. Tim is someone I highly endorse to handle DUI cases.

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Attorney Josh Lee, Vinita OK

Being the senior associate at the prestigious McShane Firm is plenty of evidence to show Tim as one of the nations top "young gun" DUI attorneys. He didn't get to where he is by being a decent attorney. He has the best training and experience one can get. Combine that with his dedication and willingness to fight and you have one powerful fighter on your side.

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Shawn went above and beyond for me tp help me get through this situation. I was looking at some very negative consequences and he fought for me to get the very best outcome possible. I am so thankful I had Shawn and Amanda on my side. They answered every question I had and went out of their way to make sure I had all the information provided to me so I could remain positive during this experience. Thank You!!!!!!!
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Shawn and his assistant, Amanda, were super helpful throughout my whole representation. They were super quick to get back to me, and explained everything in detail. As this was my first offense, I had a million questions and they were always understanding and put me at ease. Shawn and his team are great to work with and I would hire him again if I needed to!
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Scared and racked with anxiety, I reached out to Shawn after being charged with a Tier 3 DUI while traveling through PA on vacation. Being an out of state resident and first time offender, I was clueless about what the PA court system could do to me. Shawn immediately put me at ease just from our consultation; clearly and concisely walking me through all the options I had. Right after hanging up the phone I knew I wanted to hire Shawn to represent me.

Between the time we first spoke and the date of my hearing (approx. 8 weeks), Shawn and his (absolutely AMAZING) paralegal, Amanda, kept in constant communication with me: providing real-time status updates about my case, reminders of key milestones so I wouldn't miss them, and detailed instructions on where to go and what to expect on the day of my hearing.

When I arrived at the courthouse Shawn had already spoken to the D.A., had all my paperwork squared away, and took me to a private area to chat through next steps. After meeting with the magistrate, Shawn stayed with me for another 45 minutes helping me map out key dates going forward, the different fee amounts I'll need to keep in mind, and who my main point-of-contact would be during probation.

Honestly, I can't say enough good things about Shawn and Amanda both. These two are top notch: they understand every nuance of PA DUI law, have one-on-one relationships with the right people in the court system, and were ALWAYS available if I needed to get a hold of them.

Shawn and Amanda, I can't thank you both enough!
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Attorney Dorward helped me with my DUI case, which included two additional charges. He was able to get the DA to drop the two additional charges and get me into the ARD program. I am very thankful for all is help and would highly recommend him.
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I had a total of 7 charges including a DUI. Shawn negotiated with the DA and had 6 charges withdrawn. I was sentenced with 6 months probation.

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Shawn is an amazing attorney and person. He would not settle for what the DA was offering and continued to tell me we would get to where we wanted and delivered 100%. Was able to negotiate a deal for no jail time and to keep my license on a DUI charge. Highly recommended!! Thank you Shawn!
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Shawn Dorward is an amazing lawyer! Not only did he negotiate my case so that I could keep my job as a CDL operator, he also was available if I had questions/concerns throughout the whole judicial process & even afterwards! I highly recommend Shawn. He not only is a personable person, but also very professional when needed to be. Thank you so much for everything Shawn!!
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This has been my second time needing help from Mr. Dorward and both times he was nothing but great to me listened to my concerns always there when I had questions and answered them well and just did an overall great job both times very greatfull
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I feel that Mr forward was a great attorney. He explained everything in great detail and helped me with any little thing that I needed. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a food attorney.
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My daughter has been charged with a very serious crime. It has been a nightmare. I have become a babbling nervous wreck, but Shawn still listens to me. From day One, he has been fighting for her. Not only is He knowledgeable and professional, but He is the kind of person that grasps the human side of the problem and cares. I have so much faith in his abilities and I know my daughter is in good hands.
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Shawn Dorward did an excellent job in representing me. He responded very quickly to all my questions and concerns. I could tell he really cared. The staff are very friendly and responsive as well.
C.M - First Offense DUIView Original Testimonial


Courage, Professionalism and a Strong comittment to the defendant are all alive and well at the McShane firm! Courage, professionalism and personal dedication to my needs were what I experienced when I was being served by the McShane firm. I feel as though this team treated me as they would want to be treated if they were in my situation. I can't imagine how I could have been served better!. Attorney Shawn Dorward's character and relentless drive to serve my situation made me feel that although we faced a very stressful time ahead I had chosen the right person and the right firm to represent me. Thank You Shawn and Thank You McShane firm!
D.G - Speeding Charge


I just completed the preliminary portion of the process. While there are a number of court related processes left, I have been impressed with Attorney Shawn's professionalism thus far.
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Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug ParaphenaliaView Original Testimonial


Attorney Dorward was professional, and diligent in the handling of my sensitive case. He distinguished himself as a winner in my opinion by settling my case out of court. The professionalism Shawn displayed was only matched by his charisma, and ability to keep his client calm. I give Shawn 10 out of 10! I will recommend his services to anyone I know in the future!
DrugsView Original Testimonial


Shawn Dorward is an Outstanding Attorney.
W.M - Second Offense DUIView Original Testimonial


I have finally found a law firm and an attorney who want nothing butthe best for their clients. It feels like they are truly looking out for you and your well being instead of just going through the motions to make it easier on them. I look forward to getting my life back. Thank you Shawn!!!
Jason - DUI second offenseView Original Testimonial




James - Second DUI offenseView Original Testimonial


Shawn was quick to contact me upon initial request and took a personal interest in my case, which was complex due to prior charges as a youth and a change of resisdency to another state. Denise was also very supportive. Thank you all.
D.K - Second DUIView Original Testimonial



A.Z - Sample AssaultView Original Testimonial


Shawn did a great job. I am an attorney so I was not always the easiest client to work with. Shawn respected my ideas and we worked together collaboratively. Obviously this was a very serious matter that could have had serious adverse consequences to my professional reputation. Shawn presented a successful defense and did a great job in the courtroom.
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Attorney Dorward had my cases of DUI completely dismissed and saved my CDL license.
JR- CDL DUI DismissedView Original Testimonial


Very Professional, you worked for me. I've had lawyers before that did nothing but accept the fees.
DM- Harrisburg


From the first time I talked with Shawn, I knew that was who I wanted to represent me. He is by far the nicest lawyer I have ever dealt with.
KL - HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


I felt that from the beginning Shawn and his staff truly cared. Shawn assured me he would fight for me and I believed him. I have decided to move forward with the fight, and wouldn't want any other attorney.
ML - HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


It was my very first time hiring an attorney and I believe I made an excellent choice by going with Shawn Dorward. He made everything completely clear and very easy to understand what was going on. He gave me great advice and was game for whatever choice I made.
JK - HarrisburgView Original Testimonial


This was not my first marriage that ended up in a bitter divorce. However, I can say that Shawn handled this case much better than my previous case. The important things to me were getting this over with and protecting my assets. Shawn made sure that I was protected and treated fairly. When we first met we drew up a plan of how we wanted this to all work out. I can say that everything went according to our plans. I highly recommend Shawn. He’s the one you want in your corner.
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Attorney Michael Sherman, Pittsburgh PA

Shawn Dorward is a well-known DUI defense attorney who is respected by his peers for his outstanding trial skills. Shawn has traveled all over the United States to learn the latest scientific techniques and trial tactics involved in defending DUI cases. Shawn possesses superior knowledge in defending DUI cases. I endorse Shawn’s work as a DUI defense attorney. He’s someone you can trust to handle your case.

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Attorney Jesse Hernandez, San Antonio TX

Shawn is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. His work ethic and desire to get the best results for his clients separate him from his peers. When I have clients in Pennsylvania that ask me who I recommend they hire for their criminal defense cases I tell them: Shawn Dorward.

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Attorney Richard Lawson, Atlanta GA

He is well thought of in the legal community. He is a skilled litigator and negotiator. You are well-served with him on your side.

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Attorney David Brengle, Troy MO

Attorney Dorward is a trained in the latest and best DWI defenses. I know that he attend DWI training seminars on a regular basis where he has developed skills rivaling the best DWI defense lawyers in the nation. Attorney Dorward is a part of the leading DWI defense firm in Pennsylvania. Any person in Pennsylvania would be lucky to have Attorney Dorward working on their case.

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Attorney Todd La Neve, Clarksburg WV

Shawn is a rising star. His style and presence match perfectly with a solid legal mind and combine to make him an attorney in whom clients can be confident and comfortable. His role in the McShane Firm just ensures that he will continue to receive top-notch training and experience that will set him apart from the pack in PA. I happily endorse Shawn's quality work.

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Attorney Glen Neeley, Ogden UT

What a lawyer. Shawn is an awesome trial attorney. I met Shawn at a training seminar in PA. He had the courage to go first in demonstrating his skills in the Court room. I was in awe. He has the ability to take a complex story and tell it to the jury in a simple and understandable fashion with passion and confidence.

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Attorney Michael DelSignore, Stoughton MA

I had the opportunity to see Shawn deliver an opening statement at a recent seminar and find him to be extremely persuasive and skilled trial lawyer. He is a confident and effective speaker. I would recommend him to anyone facing DUI or criminal charges.

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Attorney Robert Keefer, Harrisonburg VA

I recently had the opportunity to work with Shawn at a seminar on developing the ability to successfully communicate with juries. Shawn has abundant natural skill as a communicator and worked hard to become even better to protect his clients. Shawn has also made the commitment to understand the science behind the tests the police attempt to use in determining who is a drunk driver. So few lawyers make that commitment even though everyone who helps those charged with DWI/DUI should. I strongly endorse Shawn.

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Attorney Robert Leonard, Marietta GA

I have met Shawn and several very high level seminars and I am very impressed with him. I wish that I had the foresight to try to get all of the training that he has at such an early stage in his career. He is definitely a force to be reckoned with. He works for and is trained by one of the best in the business, Justin McShane.

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Attorney Patrick Ferris, Douglas GA

I recently attending a conference with Mr. Dorward at the Harvard University Law School. Shawn and I were both assigned to have our trial skills evaluated by the nation's best DUI trial lawyers. Shawn was awesome. He is a dynamic trial lawyer, able to adapt to those unexpected circumstances that arise in trial even for the most prepared lawyer (and I know that Shawn thoroughly prepares for trial). I would trust Shawn to represent anyone, even myself, in a DUI trial.

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Attorney Marcos Garza, Knoxville TN

I had the opportunity to meet Shawn at the DUI Defense College at Harvard University during its summer session. Shawn is not only exceptionally bright, he is dedicated to provided the very best legal representation possible for all of his clients. His commitment to the practice of DUI defense shows in his drive to perfect is skills and maximize his clients' chance of obtaining a "not guilty."

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Attorney F. Powers, Charlotte NC

On occasion I meet an attorney whom I immediately say to myself, "Wow, this person has it together." I've watched this guy at work. I've seen his natural trial skills and frankly, I left impressed after our sessions at the National College of DUI Defense (Summer Session) which took place at Harvard Law School. Not only is he an excellent attorney, he works for a firm for whom I have a tremendous amount of respect. You won't go wrong using this smart, zealous attorney. He's a top-notch attorney from a top-notch firm.

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Attorney Michael Romano, Bend OR

Shawn, and the other attorneys at The McShane Firm LLC, are committed to providing top-notch defense for all motorists in the unfortunate position of being charged with DUI in Pennsylvania. I would not hesitate to recommend Shawn and the McShane Firm to anyone looking for the best representation in DUI defense.

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Attorney Douglas Chanco, Atlanta GA

Shawn and I met at a Drug Recognition Expert seminar his firm sponsered. He and I discussed several complex legal issues involving citizens charged with DUI's in states other than where they are licensed to drive. Shawn is a very knowledgeable attorney who added much to the highly technical discussion. Furthermore, he is surounded by other very talented DUI/DWI Defense lawyers who make up an excellent team. I would most certainly recomend him to anyone accused of DUI. I endorse this lawyer's work.

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Attorney Andrew Alpert, Bowie MD

I met Shawn while attending a Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor Course and was very impressed by his drive and desire to provide the best possible defense for his clients. I would recommend Shawn to anyone seeking skilled representation for a DUI offense in the state of Pennsylvania.

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Attorney Richard Kodzis, Millersville MD

I strongly endorse Attorney Dorward. I have had the opportunity to closely observe his work ethic and his dedication to his clients. Unlike far to many DUI/DWI defense attorneys, Attorney Dorward is extremely knowledgeable of his craft, and takes the effort to maintain his skill at the highest level. He works hard for his clients, and it shows in results. I frequently encounter him at advanced training not only in Pennsylvania but throughout the east coast. I unhesitatingly endorse him.

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Attorney Craig Rosenstein, Scottsdale AZ

Shawn and I met at a blood seminar in San Diego. He is a smart and capable attorney who impressed me with his knowledge of blood analysis issues. I would recomend Shawn to anyone accused of DUI.

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Attorney Cory Yager, Atlanta GA

I met Shawn at a high level Forsensics Course in San Diego, California. Shawn tackled the scientific material at the course with enthusiasm and through our conversations showed that he is very committed the Defense of allegedly impaired drivers. Shawn is also a member of the National College for DUI Defense and is very knowledgable in the field of DUI/DWI law.

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Attorney William Bly, Biddeford ME

Shawn has been practicing law for a short time but he has been studying the fine points of criminal litigation for a long period of time. Shawn clerked for Justin McShane while studying for the bar. During that time, Shawn was involved in numerous cases and helped Attorney McShane prepare for trial. While learning from the best, Shawn has been busy developing his own style and finding his own voice. He is a charismatic lawyer and a skilled trial attorney. His experience is vast in comparison to his time in practice and in fact, he already has more trial experience than many attorneys with 10+ years of experience. If you are considering retaining Shawn you should have absolute confidence in his abilities and commitment to your case.

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Attorney Bruce Robinson, Baltimore MD

I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Mr. Dorward for a number of years now and am pleased to say he is one of the attorneys that is vigilantly staying on top of and honing his skills in the DUI field. The laws and technology regarding DUI detection and defense are constantly changing and Mr. Dorward has demonstrated his desire to continue learning by regularly attending local and national DUI seminars. He is a fine attorney.

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Attorney Gary Pirosko, Denver CO

I met Shawn through the National College for DUI defense. We attended the most rigorous DUI blood testing courses in the country together. Very few DUI attorneys could pass the final test, but Shawn shined. When your liberty is on the line, look no further.

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If you need Legal advice or how things work within, the Pa Legal System, McShane Firm is the first place to go!
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Attorney Adrienne Teodorovic, Denver CO

I used to work with Katy at Tiftickjian Law Firm before she left to pursue an opportunity to work for one of Pennsylvania's top DUI defense and criminal defense firms--The McShane Law Firm. Katy cares for her clients and has a passionate and effective approach to criminal and DUI defense. I am proud to have called her my mentor when I was new to the profession as she challenged me and taught me to be a passionate representative of justice. I endorse Katy as I know her ability to effectively defend the accused is paramount and exemplary.

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Attorney Zachary Cooper, Philadelphia PA

I endorse Katherine without any reservation. You can feel confident walking into Court with her by your side that she will fight zealously for the absolute best outcome.

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Attorney Deandra Grant, Richardson TX

Ms Kennedy is highly trained in both the law and forensics. You cannot go wrong with her by your side in a criminal case.

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Attorney Nathan J. Dineen, Germantown WI

Katherine is an excellent lawyer. She is a dedicated lawyer who goes above and beyond to help her clients. Not only does she do this in the courtroom, she does it outside of the courtroom as well. Katherine recently graduated from the American Chemical Society DUID Course. This course has limited admissions and is a very intense hands on DUI defense course. This is just one example of the dedication Katherine has to her clients. She will fight when others generally tell their clients to plea. I highly endorse her.

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AAttorney Justin James McShane, Harrisburg PA

Attorney Kennedy is without a doubt a fantastic trial attorney. She is a key attorney at The McShane Firm. Her attention to detail, and desire to be perfect drives her to achieve great results. She uses her reputation, knowledge, and experience to make a difference in the lives of many. I trust her greatly.

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I couldn't have made a better choice in choosing Mr. Jefferis to represent me. He eased my anxieties while also being upfront and frank about my situation which I respected. He kept his word and did everything he said he would every step of the way and helped me get into ARD. A few months after my preliminary I had a few questions. Even though he was no longer representing me he was still happy to email me and call me back in a timely manner and advise thoroughly in non-jargon terms. I'd recommend him to anyone for representation. He won't let you down!
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I hired Jason to represent me for my prilimanry hearing. We meet a few days before to talk about the case and he was very intentative and took notes and came to court really. Which allowed for my charges to be dismissed and gave a really good cross argument and was very knowledgeable about what he was trying to prove.
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Simply put, Jason is a life-saver. He is very easy to talk to and most importantly he made me feel like he was looking out for my best interest throughout the entirety of my case. In the end, I couldn't have asked for a better result, he completely blew my expectations away.
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Jason is a great attorney who is prepared and is excellent at advocating for his clients.
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After being pulled over and charged with possession of small amount and paraphernalia, I was facing a loss of license, probation or worse. Jason was very knowledgeable and kept me informed through every step. More importantly he talked to me like another person and not just a client, even calling to follow up on another unrelated case. We had a very favorable outcome with just a small fine. I would definitely recommend.
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