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!
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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 found this firm online, while trying to research lawyers for a loved one. I was thankful for their pages of information. They answered lots of "now what" types of questions we had. Other attorney pages I found just wanted you to contact them. Another attorney, who was local to me, but not my loved one, got back to me quickly, but only with a desire for my loved one to call them, to see how they could personally help/be hired, even though it was further away from them.  
I contacted the McShane firm, via online chat, and Linda was very helpful. She gathered the basic information, about the case, and suggested I call, which I did, letting a message, because it was in the evening. Sarah called me back, the following morning. She said that my information was reviewed and, although it was a little outside their zone of service, they would be willing to take the case, but there would be some extra travel expense. Or, she had a referral for me, located close to the case, if I wanted it. (Yes, please!) She even answered additional questions I had, which she had absolutely no obligation to do. What a blessing! If I needed a lawyer, in the Harrisburg area, I would definitely contact them, again!
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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.
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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

Attorney John Bateman, Greenville SC

Justin McShane is a true lawyer-scientist, who brings cutting edge developments to the courtroom in defense of his clients. Highly recommended!

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Attorney Adrienne Teodorovic, Denver CO

Justin is a committed practitioner, who zealously advocates for his clients. He's the most knowledgeable attorney-scientist I know. He uses his wealth of knowledge not only to better his clients, but also to better the profession. He's never too busy to help a colleague, and that's one of the many things that make him so valuable to this field. I endorse Justin and his team at the McShane Firm.

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Attorney Randal Moore, Benbrook TX

Top notch when it comes to the application of science to the law.

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Attorney Kathleen Carey, Chandler AZ

I endorse this lawyer. I know Justin through our mutual membership and responsibilities in the National DUI College. Justin is one of the best and brightest in his jurisdiction / state as well as at a national level. His devotion to training others and continuing being the best he can be by knowing more than any client could hope for from their attorney.

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Attorney Herman Martinez, Houston TX

I endorse this lawyer.

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Attorney Bryce Fetter, Winter Park FL

I endorse this lawyer.

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Attorney Carleton Penn, Leesburg VA

Justin is known by his peers of the National College for DUI Defense as "The Professor" because of his depth of knowledge and innovation defense. Carleton Penn III

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Attorney J. Beale, Woodbridge VA

I endorse this lawyer. Justin McShane has devoted himself to learning all there is to know to the scientific aspects of a DUI or DWI case that can be crucial to a "not guilty" result in your case. Burk Beale

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Attorney Eric Ganci, 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.

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Attorney Mark Cogan, Portland OR

I was referred to Mr. McShane by a colleague who was impressed by his expertise and diligence. Mr. McShane graciously agreed to work with us as local counsel in an important matter pending in Federal Court. In doing so, Mr. McShane demonstrated his dedication to performing in the highest tradition of the Bar. Mr. McShane strikes me as a smart and dedicated attorney. I will not hesitate to refer clients to him whenever I have the opportunity to do so. I know Mr. McShane will work hard for any client who comes into his care.

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Attorney Peter Marek, Stockton CA

He is the preeminent authority on DUI/DWI in PA. He is a skilled trial lawyer with excellent contributions. reviews and standing amongst his peers. If you want the best PA DUI/DWI attorney than schedule a consultation.

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Attorney Christopher Basner, Haddonfield NJ

Attorney McShane's in depth knowledge of DUI law and the science behind DUI defenses make him a top choice for DUI lawyers in the Harrisburg area! I have seen him in court; he is a zealous advocate.

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Attorney Tad Nelson, Houston TX

Let's just start with Justin is great! I have known Justin for about 8 years. I am older than Justin by at least 10 years. I have been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for 19 years..... NOBODY, and I mean nobody has done for my practice and my understanding of the science of criminal defense, especially DWI defense than Justin McShane. This young man is a great lawyer, this young man is an amazing teacher, this young man is an unbelievable litigator, but most of all this young man is a great person that is a great friend and at the end of the day when you hire a lawyer if you hire one that isn't a great person, one that is morally bankrupt you really have hired nothing! So go hire Justin, you will be lucky because you have a great lawyer...I will be lucky too, not because I too have a great lawyer, but because I have a great friend! ONEI CAN BE PROUD OF!

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Attorney David McKenzie, Fairview Village PA

I have known Mr. McShane for many years now. I can say with absolutely no reservation that Mr. McShane is one of the finest lawyers in his field. He is attentive and accommodating to his clients. He is tenacious in the courtroom and his legal prowess is second to none. I highly recommend Mr. McShane.

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Attorney Dana Palmer, Mckinney TX

Justin McShane is nationally recognized as a go-to expert in DWI defenses

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Attorney Brian Sullivan, Lynnwood WA

Mr. McShane is nationally recognized as an outstanding advocate and stellar courtroom litigator.

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Attorney Mary Mendini, Durham NC

I highly endorse this lawyer and would recommend without hesitation him to anyone who is charged with impaired driving in the Harrisburg PA area.

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Attorney Michael Boyle, Grand Rapids MI

The Attorney that other Attorneys turn to for education, assistance, and guidance.

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Attorney Jay Cohen, Houston TX

Justin is the kind of lawyer that raises the bar for all defense lawyers. Justin is on a mission to educate others, juries, judges, and other lawyers. He is always more than happy to take the time to answer questions at any time of the day. I highly endorse this lawyer. Thank you!

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Attorney Matthew Fry, Saint Louis MO

Justin is an excellent attorney. He is always working hard to serve his clients. Not only is Justin very knowledgeable on the law, he is always willing to help his fellow lawyers in the community.

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Attorney Jason Korner, Saint Louis MO

The work that Mr. McShane has done in the field of DUI defense is truly inspiring. He has the ability to think outside the box to find new ways to challenge the results of chemical tests in DUI cases. He is one of the rare attorneys that makes the other attorneys in his field better.

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Attorney Scott Athen, Owings Mills MD

Justin is on the forefront of DUI defense both in the State of Pennsylvania, and Nationally. Pennsylvania does not recognize specialties in Legal practice, and although he can't hold himself out as a "specialist", Justin took the extraordinary steps to become the first and only lawyer in Pennsylvania to be BOARD CERTIFIED in DUI defense. There is not another lawyer I would even THINK about sending someone to for a DUI other that Justin. Hands down Justin is the BEST DUI lawyer in Pennsylvania.

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Attorney Christopher McCann, Santa Ana CA

I've seen Mr. McShane's work and heard him speak at seminars. He is by far one of THE best DUI lawyers in the COUNTRY. If I needed a DUI lawyer, without a doubt I would hire this guy. Simply the best.

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Attorney Lawrence Wines, St. Peters MO

He is one of the most knowledgeable and talented DUI/DWI attorney I know. His contributions to the profession by being an author, lecturer and sharing information on the NCDD list serve is unparalleled. Simply he is the best of the best. If I had to vote for the number one DUI/DWI attorney in the United States he would get my first place vote. There are many great DUI/DWI attorneys out there but there is only one Justin McShane. If you are charged with a DUI/DWI in Pennsylvania and you don't hire Justine, then you just made a huge mistake. He has my ultimate respect and trust.

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A judge of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas

Counsel [McShane] is known to the Court as a zealous advocate for his clients, meticulous in his creation of a record for appellate review, and dogged in his pursuit of any issue which could accrue to the benefit of his client. In his usual fashion, attorney McShane meticulously created a record of the encounter between the two, and citing the applicable law argued for dismissal of the juror. [Attorney McShane engaged in] the effective, tactical cross examination of the witness and the investigating officers.

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Attorney Jon May (May & Cohen P.A.)

Justin is an extraordinarily dedicated advocate who cares very much for the profession and his clients. There are many lawyers who have reputations that are undeserved; some were never any good to begin with and others were great once but have lost the passion for their work. Not Justin. He's the genuine article

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Attorney Jon May (Miami, FL)

I recently consulted Justin on a scientific matter that had arisen in a white collar criminal case in federal court in Houston. All I can say is that I was more than impressed with the breadth of his knowledge and his evident dedication to the profession. He is exactly the kind of lawyer I would retain if I needed representation.

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Attorney F. Powers, Charlotte NC

Justin McShane is a top notch lawyer. He is known both as a formidable advocate and creative legal mind. I respect his work ethic, his dedication to the craft of practicing law and his shining example of excellence in the legal community. Justin is smart, tenacious and compassionate. It gives me great pleasure to endorse him. Counsel and the accused would be well advised to contact him immediately if you need sound, experienced legal advice.

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Attorney James McKinney, Nashville TN

I endorse this lawyer's work. I met Justin at A Blood Alcohol testing seminar recently. Any DUI lawyer that attends these types of seminars is leader in the area of DUI defense.He presented a short lecture on a recent case he tried .The defenses were excellant. I highly reccomend Justin for anyone charged with a crime in Pennsylvania.

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Attorney David Franks, Lake In The Hills IL

Justin McShane is an extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and energetic attorney. A zealous advocate, he keeps on the “leading edge”of, and immerses himself in, all aspects of DUI defense. Creative, articulate and highly skilled. If there is a weakness in the prosecutor’s case, McShane will find it. Justin McShane is a prosecutor’s worst nightmare.

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Attorney Bruce Robinson, Esq., Owner, Law Offices of Bruce Robinson

Justin is a talented and energetic attorney who has both the capability and the contacts to get things on behalf of his clients. However, he doesn't just stop there, Justin goes the extra distance to bring those around him up to speed such that everybody advances as a result of the detailed and comprehensive work that he does. This reference is born out in the superior results he continually achieves on behalf of client's in very difficult situations.

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Attorney Jamie Balagia, Owner, Law Office of Jamie Balagia, P.C./DWI DUDE

Justin has risen quickly into the advanced ranks of our national DUI Defense Attorney group with his non-stop assault on excellence. Justin is constantly developing new strategies and defense theories for his clients and is always quick to respond to our requests for assistance. I have attended national DUI training seminars with Justin and his commitment to our profession is a breath of fresh air. I have not seen a more thoroughly prepared attorney than Justin and wholeheartedly endorse him as an absolute warrior in the courtroom.

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Attorney William C. Head, Senior Partner, Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis, LLC

Justin is a serious attorney who understands and empathicizes with the clients he represents. He studies the law and criminal trial practice techniques continuously. His level of dedication to knowing any and every angle for winning his clients' cases is refreshing, especially when I see so many attorneys ready to plead their clients guilty at the first court appearance. For an attorney in the first decade of law practice, I don't know how any Pennsylvania attorney could be better prepared for handling DUI and criminal matters than Justin. He walks the walk and talks the talk --- of acquittal.

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Attorney Evan M. Levow, Managing & Senior Partner, Levow & Associates, P.A.

Justin is a dedicated warrior for his clients. As an adversary, get out of his way, as he is determined to do the right thing for his clients. As a potential client, do whatever you can to hire him, as he is your best hope for a positive outcome in your case. I am continually impressed by Justin's work ethic and abilities.

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Attorney Lenny Stamm, Owner, Goldstein & Stamm, P.A.

Justin McShane is an extremely capable and motivated young attorney who spares no effort in defense of his clients. He is smart and dedicated and has taken advantage of every opportunity to advance his knowledge in pursuit of improving his courtroom skills.

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Attorney Bruce Edge, President, Edge Law Firm, p.c.

Justin is the attorney you want if you are in trouble. He is obsessive about the law and has created the most impressive library of information at his fingertips. He is constantly assisting other attorneys throughout the U.S. when they are stumped. He is tireless and single-minded when it comes to defending his clients. Justin is a warrior.

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Attorney Christopher Cessna, Owner/Attorney, Cessna Law Office, LLC.

December 9, 2008 Dear Justin: I hope this letter finds you well. I wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I enjoyed seeing you last week at our DUI seminar in Atlanta, and to thank you for always being so unselfish with your time and knowledge of DUI defense when we get a chance to visit. It has been a real pleasure getting to know you over the past few years. Ever since meeting you at one of our National College of DUI Defense seminars, I have come to find that although we are privileged to be part of such a small, prestigious group of truly accomplished and nationally known DUI attorneys, you are one of the more innovative and respected among their peers inside this very select group. Thank you for sharing your defense strategies and your overall knowledge on how to beat these very difficult cases. As one very well known DUI attorney said, “If it were easy, everybody would be doing it.” But we know that the vast majority of attorneys simply are not capable of winning these cases. Well, now I know why you do win so many. I learned more from you last week in Atlanta from our discussions on our private list-serve on how to beat a DUI than I have while spending over $15,000.00 a year traveling to these high priced expert seminars. I always enjoy seeing you, and I rest easy knowing that if nothing else, as long as I get some time to visit with you, I will always leave our seminars a much smarter attorney than when I came. Great seeing you! Thanks again for your fine company and your expertise on how to beat these seemingly unbeatable cases! Sincerely, Christopher H. Cessna

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Jan Semenoff, Owner, IT&D Ltd.

Justin, and his firm, offer well-reasoned and strong defenses for their clients. Justin will be a strong advocate for his clients, and will argue tenaciously in court. Justin has a strong knowledge of the science of breath alcohol testing, and has spend a great deal of time and money bettering his understanding, and the understanding of his associates, in the intricacies of alcohol testing.

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Attorney Bob Keefer, Attorney, Keefer Law Firm PLC

Justin is very hard working and extremely knowledgeable about DUI defense. Justin has impressed other members of the National College of DUI Defense with his understanding of the science behind these cases as well as the depth of his library – not something easy to do.

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Alfred Staubus, President, A & A Consultants, Inc.

Justin McShane is a highly knowledgeable and effective attorney in the area of DUI defense. I am extremely impressed with his ability to recall and provide critical scientific literature references needed to document the faults in the state's testing of DUI suspects. He is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend as the best DUI defense attorney in his part of the country.

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Attorney Bob Battle, Owner, Virginia DUI, Traffic & Criminal Law

As a Virginia DUI lawyer, I realize how complex of a specialty it is for those with the desire to reach the top of this niche. Justin McShane has proven that he not only has the desire but the talent which have made him an amazing DUI Lawyer. Not only does his knowledge of the complicated technical aspects of issues surrounding the field tests, breath machines and blood tests surpass 99.9% of all lawyers, but it is his ability to translate this knowledge into effective and persuasive trial issues for his clients that makes him one of the country's finest DUI defense lawyers.

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Attorney Donald Ramsell, Owner, Ramsell & Associates LLC

Justin McShane is the penultimate DUI Attorney. He has infinite resources available to defned a DUI case, and he has the highest of skills to get the job done. In short, if anyone can beat a DUI, it's Justin McShane. Quite frankly, Justin McShane knows more about how to win a DUI than 99% of the attorneys that I see out there claiming to be experts in the field. Justin McShane has earned a spot as one of the top DUI attorneys in the country by proving that he can win the unwinnable. I would advise anyone arrested fro a DUI to have their case reviewed by Justin. Justin McShanes lawfirm is recognized in the field of DUI defense for Justin's high skill levels. These high skill levels are also evident in all of the associates and employees at Justin's law firm. He demands and receives the best from his highly talented staff of attorneys.

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Attorney Andrew Alpert, Owner, Meng & Alpert, LLC

Justin McShane is one of a group of young lions in the DUI defense bar. He has had unparalleled success in defending DUI cases in central Pennsylvania as well as other criminal matters. As a former Public Defender with extensive death penalty cases, 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 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 Steven Fagan, Principal Partner, Fagan, Fagan & Davis

Justin McShane is a hard-working, zealous, unrelenting advocate for his clients. The amount of knowledge Justin has acquired on the topic of DUI defense matters is vast, including an enviable amount of scientific literature that knows how to put to use. Very few lawyers in the country have acquired the skill and knowledge necessary to successfully navigate the toughest of DUI matters, but Justin is certainly one of them, and constantly strives to be a better advocate for his clients every day. I highly recommend Justin to anyone who wants the chance to hear those two sweet words - "Not Guilty!"

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Attorney Mark L Stevens, Lawyer, Law Offices of Mark Stevens

Justin is nationally recognized as a top gun DWI defense attorney. He is highly intelligent, zealous and committed to winning. I recommend Justin highly.

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Attorney Brian Leininger, Owner, Leininger Law Offices

Justin McShane has earned the reputation as the top DUI defense lawyer in Pennsylvania. The key to his success is his relentlessness in turning over every stone to find whatever will help his client win an acquittal. I frequently consult Justin for ideas on my own cases.

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Deandra Grant, Owner, Law Office of Deandra M. Grant PC

Justin is a top-notch attorney with training and experience that put him above his competitors. I would not hesitate to refer clients to him.

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Robert Leonard, Owner, Leonard, Rickman & Holloway, P.C.

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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Bruce Tarbox, Owner, Bruce Tarbox, P.C.

Justin's dedication to and expertise in the defense of those accused of driving while under the influence is respected by lawyers from across the country. When these lawyers have a question about matters of science and the law, Justin is a reliable and ready resource. Client's can trust that he will provide the best defense possible. I recommend him without reservation.

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Braden Pollock, Owner, Legal Brand Marketing, LLC

Justin is an outstanding lawyer and businessman. He has proven to be honest and of the highest moral and ethical standards. I highly recommend Justin and his firm for your legal matter or for any other business relationship.

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Attorney Glen Neeley, Owner, Glen W. Neeley, Attorney at Law, P.C.

Justin is a member of the National College of DUI Defense. He is one of the best of the best at defending clients in DUI defense. Attorneys nationwide look to Justin for advice on how to defend their clients. Justin attends several cutting edge seminars each year to stay steps ahead of the oppositions. It is without hesitation that I recommend Justin McShane.

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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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From Clients

Tim Barrouk and the McShane Law Firm are deserved of their reputation. Tim was professional and empathetic to my case. I was filled with confidence from the moment we spoke until the case was closed. Tim answered all my calls and emails timely and courteously. I never felt like I was "just another case." He was very supportive and made me as calm as possible during this porcess. Tim also was able to get the EXACT outcome we had hoped as a best case scenario at the beginning of the timeline. He worked tirelessly as my advocate as saved my family and my career. I owe Mr. Barrouk and the McShane Law Firm a great deal of gratitude. Thank you!
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I had received a dui charge after a wreck. I was held over night. In the early morning I made some calls. I ended up contacting mcshane law. I was automatically directly hooked up with Timothy. He spoke for a few minutes with me and decided almost instantly to take my case. From day I fell the time and energy he put into my case was worth every penny paid. He was aggressive and strategic. He left nothing to chance. In the end he used new law and unforseen time lines and got me just a pittance of what I was facing. All the while I just went about my daily life. I highly recommend Timothy and his law firm. They say you get what you pay for and that is spot on with this gentleman. Thanks tim.
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Great lawyer, put in a lot of time for my case,and was willing to help in any way he could. Answered calls and was ways prompt with e- mail.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Attorney David Brengle, East Saint Louis IL

TIm Barrouk works in one of the premier DWI defense firms in the United States. He consistently demonstrates proof that he is at the cutting edge of DWI defense in attending countless DWI training seminars every year. Any person would be privileged to have Attorney Barrouk working on their case.

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Attorney James Ruane, Shelton CT

I met Attorney Barrouk at a seminar in Maryland, but I have known of his work in the area of DUI defense for a few years, as he is the senior associate at the McShane Firm. Attorney Barrouk is well regarded in the DUI defense field as a member of the premiere DUI firm in Pennsylvania. His dedication to honing his skills as a trial attorney are evident in his attendance at multiple education seminars every year, and I plan on inviting him to come speak in Connecticut in 2011 because he has a great wealth of knowledge to share with other attorneys. I highly recommend him and his firm.

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Attorney Todd La Neve, Clarksburg WV

Tim Barrouk is an outstanding young attorney and has my unqualified endorsement. I know of Tim's trial work and can say that he is unafraid to jump into the worst cases and fight for a client's rights as he works to find every possible ethical defense. Tim is constantly growing as a professional and, as an attorney with the McShane Firm, he will continue to gain high-level training and experience that will help him stand out from the crowd.

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Attorney Glen Neeley, Ogden UT

Tim is an amazing trial lawyer. I met him at a seminar in PA where we learned together how to communicate better with the Jury. Tim takes tough cases and fights the fight. I endorse Tim as a DUI Trial attorney.

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Attorney Robert Keefer, Harrisonburg VA

Tim is a very good trial lawyer and stays on the cutting edge of the science. DWI/DUI defense is all about understanding the junk science that the state tries to use and then educating the Judge and the Jury on what the real science says. Tim works hard to be the best. I strongly endorse his work.

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Attorney Dale Hayes, Las Vegas NV

Mr. Barrouk is a senior associate and one of the country's finest criminal defense firms. I would highly recommend Tim for any criminal matter, particularly a DUI defense case.

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Attorney Bradley Joseph Williams, Little Rock AR

I recently had the chance to meet Tim at a DWI Drug training course. Tim's knowledge of DWI law is impressive, as is his passion to fight for his clients. A very small percentage of lawyers possess the DWI skills and knowledge that Tim does. It is these skills, knowledge, and passion that make Tim and the attorneys at the McShane firm THE choice in Pennsylvania for a DWI lawyer.

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Attorney Evan A. Watson, Atlanta GA

I had the opportunity to have some rather lengthy discussions with Tim at a recent DUI defense seminar in Boston, Mass. It is clear in speaking with Tim that he not only knows his stuff, but has zero hesitation to walk in the courtroom and face the most ominous of charges for his clients. From our talks, it is clear that Tim has faced some high stakes litigation in his Defense work and will continue to advocate for all of his clients. I recommend Tim and his law firm to anyone who is looking for a PA recommendation. EW

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Attorney Patrick Scott Ferris, Douglas GA

I am happy to endorse Tim. Tim really understands the complexities of DUI law, and I am fortunate to have been able to discuss many DUI-specific issues with him. I would refer any friend or any of my own family members to him if they are ever charged with DUI in the PA area.

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Attorney Marcos M. Garza, Knoxville TN

Attorney Timothy Barrouk has an uncanny ability to boil complex legal issues and arguments down to to their most convincing and translatable level. He is unmatched in his ability to respond to complex legal arguments on the spot. His ability to persuade and convince is most impressive when he addresses the complex forensic issues associated with DUI defense. Tim is dedicated to becoming the best advocate in Criminal Defense and DUI defense and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of a effective defense lawyer who is dedicated to the very best representation.

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Attorney Donald Ramsell, Wheaton IL

I endorse Tim Barrouk without hesitation. I recently had the good fortune to see Tim at a DUI seminar at Harvard and was thoroughly impressed with his knowledge and trial skills. Any client who hires Tim can be rest assured that they are in good hands!

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Attorney Jonathan Fisher, Blacksburg VA

Mr. Barrouk is a valued member of the DUI Defense community.

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Attorney William T Bly, Biddeford ME

I've known Tim for quite some time and I've had the privilege of attending a few conferences with him during the past year. Tim is developing a reputation as an aggressive and passionate DWI defender throughout the central PA area. He is knowledgeable, skilled and highly sought after by persons accused of DWI and other crimes. I would recommend Tim's services to anyone in need of criminal legal representation in his area.

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Attorney Justin James McShane, Harrisburg PA

Attorney Barrouk is an all star litigator. He is the type and style of attorney whose first position when he picks up a case is trial. He is the type of attorney who fights for his clients. That is indeed rare around here. He is superior. I am lucky to have him in the Firm.

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Attorney Craig Rosenstein, Scottsdale AZ

Tim and I met at a national blood and urine seminar. He is a very knowledgeable attorney who added much to a highly technical discussion on blood analysis. I would recomend him to anyone accused of DUI.

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Attorney Cory Yager, Atlanta GA

I met Tim at a Blood and Urine Forensic Toxicology course in California. Tim was very attentive to the course materials provided and showed through his preparation his commitment to gaining all of the available knowledge he can to gain positive results for his clients. Tim works for a very reputable DUI/DWI law firm that has a reputation for tirelessly fighting for the rights of their clients. I highly recommend TIm Barrouck as a DUI/DWI Attorney.

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Attorney William Head, Atlanta GA

Tim and I met recently at a California seminar I was coordinating. He demonstrated his commitment to handling criminal defense cases by virtue of his remarkable attentiveness to the difficult curriculum of this course, taught primarily by toxicologists, doctors, chemists and pharmacologists. No path for trial attorneys is easy, and prior preparation is of critical importance. Tim has made that commitment, and has shown that he will be prepared when he accepts a case for a citizen charged with a crime. By mastering this course, he has shown that he is ready for the challenges of any client's case.

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Attorney William Bly, Biddeford ME

I've known Tim for quite some time and I've had the privilege of attending a few conferences with him during the past year. Tim is developing a reputation as an aggressive and passionate DWI defender throughout the central PA area. He is knowledgeable, skilled and highly sought after by persons accused of DWI and other crimes. I would recommend Tim's services to anyone in need of criminal legal representation in his area.

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Attorney Bruce Robinson, Baltimore MD

I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Tim for couple of years now, I see him at DUI seminars in different areas on the east coast. Tim is one of those lawyers that has a clear desire to sharpen his skills beyond other attorneys that fail to take advantage of continuing legal education. He is an excellent advocate on behalf of his clients.

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Attorney Gary Pirosko, Denver CO

I met Timothy a while back at an advanced DUI blood seminar in California. This is one of the most intense DUI courses in the country. The best forensics instructors from around the world instruct this multi-day course. Only the best DUI attorneys can pass the final test. Timothy was one of those few.

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Attorney Sharon Curtis, McKinney TX

Tim, along with his firm, works hard to stay on the cutting edge of the law for the benefit of his clients. Tim's firm is known for their tenacity in trial and tirelessly working for the best result for his clients. Tim is doing what he can to be the best advocate for his clients.

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From Clients

We hired Shawn in 2017 to represent my husband when he was wrongly accused of aggravated assault in York County. I heard that the McShane Firm was the best around, and when I placed my initial call for consultation I had every intention of hiring Justin McShane, as I wanted the best of the best.
Shawn was the attorney to call me back. I was an emotional wreck when he called me, and he took the time to listen to what had happened.
My husband was attacked by 3 men, one of whom had stolen our car a month before and we had charges pending against. The assault took place in retaliation to these charges, yet the investigating officer never looked into motive, and immediately assumed my husband, who had a stroke a month before, is disabled, and was just diagnosed with cancer, was the perpetrator. He spent 3 months in prison with cancer, and without proper medication for his complex medical conditions. We lived in absolute hell for the 2 years that these charges were pending.
From the very first phone call, Shawn immediately and passionately vowed to defend my husband. I was given the choice to hire any attorney in their practice, but from that first consultation, I went with my gut and chose Shawn. His professionalism, compassion, and empathy were evident. It was a bit scary for me to know that I wasn't choosing the man that the firm is named for, but something in my heart told me that Shawn was the true man for the job, and Shawn proved me right every single step of the way!
Over the next two years, Shawn represented us fiercly in each proceeding (so many I can't even remember the number). He, and his paralegal Amanda were always on their absolute A Game, with collecting all of the evidence and keeping us abreast of exactly what was happening in very confusing and scary times for us. He gave us his cell number and answered calls and texts from us promptly, and at all hours of the day and night.
Shawn collected the necessary medical information for my husband to receive medical bond, thus enabling him to receive treatment for the cancer that was killing him, and to be home and nursed back to health with his 2 children and myself. Shawn's hard work truly saved my husband's life!
My husband calls Shawn a bulldog in the courtroom because he digs in and fights for us to the end. This is absolutely true. Shawn was up against much of our evidence being suppressed and horribly twisted news stories that painted my husband as a monster. The recording of our hour long 911 call somehow disappeared! The call proved we reported the assault and asked for help. The hospital records were even altered and my husband overheard the officer telling the medical personnel that there was nothing wrong with him, and that the record should reflect that! Despite all of these unbelievable barriers, Shawn took this case to a jury trial and won!
He has a commanding presence in the courtroom, and his likable and professional demeanor have proven to be invaluable in the good working relationships he has with the DAs and judges.
It is horribly traumatic to live through something like this. However, with Shawn on our side every step of the way, it gave us some peace of mind knowing that he was not just fighting for us, he was really WITH us. He made the scariest time of our lives bearable and ensured that our family would not be broken up. Our kids will never again live the hell of seeing their innocent father "behind the glass" of a prison visitation room.
We highy recommend Shawn to any and everyone needing a defense attorney. We never thought we would genuinely come to love him, but he feels like family to us now. He truly is a super hero. We will be grateful for his representation for the rest of our lives.
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I hired Shawn Dorward to represent me in my DUI case because he came highly recommended. I have a Commercial Drivers License and could not afford to lose my livelihood. Mr. Dorward did and outstanding job and was very informative. Mr. Dorward got my charges reduced to a M2 with no loss of License or traffic violations. Thank You for the outstanding job!!!!
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I reached out to Shawn in a panic related to a first time DUI. I was completely new to this type of situation and have a profession where these type of charges could be an issue for my employer. He was kind and helpful and provided with me a lot of clear information. He called me back quickly and was very reassuring and supportive. If you are looking for someone to go the extra mile and have a case that might not be your basic DUI offense, Attorney Dorward is a great choice for your criminal defense.
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I couldn’t be happier with your work! Amazing lawyer, and great guy to deal with! Really cares about his clients well being and success!
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Where do I begin? My son's criminal case took 3 1/2 years and Shawn was there every step of the way. He not only was there for my son, he was there for my whole family. It wasn't unusual for me to have a question very late at night and Shawn immediately answered me. When I spoke with him over the phone or in the office, he truly and wholeheartedly listened; like he had nowhere else to be even though I know how busy he is. The time, care, and patience that he puts into his cases is unlike any attorney I've ever known.
My son said that he couldn't imagine having to go through what he did without Shawn by his side.
I hope that we will never need a defense attorney again, but if we do there is no question that Shawn will be the one I call!!!
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I was referred, by a friend, to the McShane Firm after being arrested for a high tier DUI.
After the initial consultation, it was clear that I should spend the money and hire Mr. Dorward to represent me in my case.
This would’ve been, at the time, my 2nd DUI.
Needless to say, I had a lot to lose. If convicted, I was looking at a 90 jail term and drivers license loss. Losing my driving privileges for any amount of time would have resulted in loss of employment.
He fought through the case, did lots of homework and over the following few months, got my charge dropped from high tier to a simply general impairment. No loss of license and no jail sentence. He is just an all around great guy.
I paid through the nose for his service but very well worth it. I strongly recommend Shawn to anyone that may be unfortunate enough to need a lawyer. Hope I don’t need him again!!!
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Shawn dorward is a outstanding lawyer He is extremely nice and goes above and beyond to help. He saved my career for me since I have my c.d.l. and got charged with a d.u.I. thanks shawn! Your a life saver!
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Shawn represented me for a driving under suspended license case, it was a 6th offense so I was facing 30 days to 6 months jail time or house arrest. Mr. Dorward was able to work his magic and have my charge dropped down to a lesser offense resulting in me only having to pay a fine. He was on time, very polite and followed up after to make sure everything was ok, and he did all this for a very fair price. I highly recommend Shawn Dorward to anyone looking for great legal representation at a reasonable price.
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I was charged with a felony fleeing and eluding, DUI and multiple summary's. I'm also a commercial driver and only being 21 with a kid I couldn't afford any of this. He was able to get two deals worked out . Either A. Go on A.R.D and clean my record. But suffer the lose of license. B plea guilty to reckless endangerment (very low level offense). With five days in jail but keep my license. I couldn't afford to do either because of my employment. So at trial at the very last minute he was able to get another deal worked out for no jail time and keep my license. He would answer at all hours of the night and always had a plan. Event when things looked hopeless. But at the end of it all the initial charges were dismissed and I was able to keep my license, no jail time and no real impact on my life. He was definitely expensive but he was worth the money.
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Can not stress enough how helpful Shawn was. Charged with a DUI, stupid mistake on my part. Shawn did his thing and reduced my charge to a general impairment. Saved me money, time, and embarrassment. Shawn and this law firm allowed me to get my life back on track as quickly as possible. I hope you never have to use them, but if you do, know that you’re in good hands.
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Shawn was my lawyer for a DUI case, in which I was charged with a General Impairment DUI after a car accident that was precipitated by bald tires, not alcohol. I had been drinking, but my BAC was under legal limit. I was still charged with a "General Impairment" DUI. There were a lot of issues, and Shawn helped me with every one of them. My charges were brought down to summary offenses. Wonderful and upfront. Prompt and very very personable. I was very happy with Shawn and the McShane firm. They work very hard for you!
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In 2016 my son was involved in a pair of marijuana related DUI charges which eventually required the services of an attorney. We had hired an attorney from the Harrisburg area when the initial DUI charges were filed but weren’t particularly happy with him so we looked into other options and came across the McShane Firm and attorney Shawn Dorward. We would end up working with Shawn for over a year and a half as things would turn out and we were very happy with the work he did in that time. He represented my son in a bench trial, a jury trial and an appeal and I thought he did an outstanding job in all cases. These are what I felt were Attorney Dorward and the McShane Firm’s strongest points:
 
- Responsiveness
We had an initial consultation over the phone where Shawn took the time to go over costs, potential outcomes, options, etc, which then led to a face to face discussion and throughout that initial time we felt that he was paying attention to our concerns and the particulars of our case individually. Once we had decided to go with him, throughout the next year and a half he and his paralegal, Amanda Jones, were always responsive to emails, they set up conference calls on the spur of the moment or face to face meetings whenever needed. Amanda always provided copies of important documents and filings and I don’t recall any times where questions or requests for advice went unanswered. We never felt that we weren’t a priority or that they didn’t have time to accommodate us. Many times we arranged for calls or meetings on the same day the request was made.
 
- Competency/Preparedness
Shawn was always on top of the timeliness of filings and making sure all appointments were kept. In the year and a half we worked with him, Shawn was in a courtroom in front of a judge at least five times where I was able to observe him with other defense attorneys, assistant DA’s, the county DA, etc and in EVERY instance I would say Shawn was without a doubt the most competent, prepared and impressive attorney in the room. As I mentioned earlier, we had direct experience with other local attorneys and without question Shawn was much better prepared than any of the others we had dealt with.
 
- Results
In our experience, the end results were in line with our expectations. The jury trial resulted in a not guilty verdict and most of the credit would be due to Shawn’s preparedness and experience in working in that environment. In the other cases we felt the results were the fairest judgments that could be expected, given the circumstances. Overall we felt that Attorney Dorward and his experience with DUIs were a big help in making sure there were very few surprises along the way. In summary, we had no regrets whatsoever going with Shawn and the McShane Firm. For representation for DUI related cases in the central PA area I would highly recommend them and would go with them again without hesitation.
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Shawn is a very personable and intelligent attorney. I was confronted with a DUI for taking perscription meds 2 days before. It seemed ludicrous but it was being pushed to the limit. In the end after 18mo a not guilty verdict was handed down. I originally questioned hiring an attorney of his caliber but I am fortunate that I had.
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I can’t say enough great things about Shawn and his paralegal, Amanda. After being charged with a DUI, which would have been a second offense, and having my CDL license, I knew that the consequences would be horrific for my family. After contacting several other attorneys and being told, “I’m a lawyer, not a magician”, and that I would have to do at least 2 weeks in jail and 2 weeks house arrest, Shawn was my magician. From the initial contact he made us feel comfortable and that we really did have a fighting chance, and I knew that I had to hire him. He told us that he would do what it took and wanted to get this pled down to a non-DUI offense, and that he did! At the preliminary hearing, Shawn managed to work a deal with the DA to where I pled guilty to a summary offense and nothing more. No license loss, no jail time, no probation. He is very personable which made talking to him incredibly easy after such an embarrassing mistake on my part. It’s a well known fact that you get what you pay for, but a loss of license, loss of job, and jail time would have cost me a lot more. Thanks Shawn and Amanda for all of your hard word, reassurance at the most stressful of times, and for always being available and responsive.
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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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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.
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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!!!
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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.
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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 M. Miller, Jefferson City MO

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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 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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Attorney Clarkson did an outstanding job for me. Kaitlyn Clarkson is the right choice for for your representation. THIS ATTORNEY KNOWS THE LAW.
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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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Attorney Tad Orval Hoover, Cuyahoga Falls OH

Corey is certified to conduct standardized field sobriety tests using the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) guidelines. Because of this certification Corey is the go-to man for any OVI/DUI/DWI case. I highly recommend this attorney.

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