Justin McShane

at The McShane Firm, LLC

Location
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Area
Industry
Law Practice
Current
  1. The McShane Firm, LLC
Previous
  1. County of Dauphin
Education
  1. Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law
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Background

Summary

If you are looking for the best DUI trial lawyer in Pennsylvania, look no further than Attorney Justin J. McShane of http://themcshanefirm.com The McShane Firm. Based in Harrisburg, Attorney McShane is the most highly qualified Pennsylvania DUI (http://themcshanefirm.com/practice/dui) and criminal defense attorney. Justin is a nationally renowned forensic science expert who successfully uses his superior knowledge, experience, and guts to defend citizens accused of crimes ranging from DUI to underage drinking, from drug possession to assault, and even capital homicide. Widely respected for his encyclopedic knowledge of all forms of forensic science, Attorney McShane has lectured at national forensic and DUI seminars all over the country and has even lectured before the American Chemical Society.

Please visit our DUI blog to learn more about PA DUI: http://paduiblog.com.
For more information about Justin's Qualifications as a Harrisburg DUI Lawyer: http://themcshanefirm.com.

Specialties:DUI Defense, Criminal Law, Litigation

Experience

Chairman/CEO

The McShane Firm, LLC
– Present (11 years 9 months)

After buying out his partner, Attorney McShane immediately increased the firm to include 5 attorneys and 11 support staff. Attorney McShane operates, maintains and manages a thriving law firm. Attorney McShane has limited his practice to criminal law specializing in traffic offenses and DUI. Immediately arranged to have all attorneys certified in accident scene reconstruction, Evidentiary Breath Alcohol Technician, and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructors, Drugs that Impair Driving, DRE and advanced issues in forensic blood and urine testing. Maintains the Dauphin County contract for representing those who are subject to involuntary mental health commitments. Maintains the Dauphin County contract representing those who claim they have received the ineffective assistance of counsel and those seeking to assert their actual innocence using DNA (the NACDL effort known as "The Innocence Project").

Assistant Public Defender

County of Dauphin
(3 years 2 months)

I was a certified legal intern when I was in law school. I tried six (6) cases to full verdict before I graduated from law school. While in the Public Defender's Office, I defended thousands of cases in every stage of litigation including a wide-range of cases from a triple homicide death penalty case, other murders, sex offenses all the way to ungraded misdemeanors. I represented clients at involuntary civil commitments (i.e., mental health hearings) and Children and Youth matters.

Skills

  • Criminal Law
  • Litigation
  • DUI
  • Forensic Science
  • DUI Defense
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Criminal Defense
  • Courts
  • Drug Possession
  • Trial Practice
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Trials
  • Legal Writing
  • Hearings
  • Evidence
  • Attorneys
  • Drug Cases
  • Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Defense
  • Legal Research
  • Jury Trials
  • Expert Witness
  • Litigation Support
  • Legal Assistance
  • Legal Advice
  • White Collar Criminal...
  • Appeals
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Legal Issues
  • Appellate Practice
  • Felonies
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Homicide Investigations
  • Drunk Driving
  • Leadership
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Additional Info

  1. Interests

    • I am an avid watcher of Mixed Martial Arts. It is my favorite sport.
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Publications

Electro-Chemical Based Portable Breath Testing: A Potentially Dangerous Non-Specific and Non-Selective Measure at Roadside

The Champion

CHAL 26 Abstract: Burning the Accused at the Stake? Is arson/explosive investigation scientific or modern day witchcraft?

American Chemical Society
2012

Chapter 3: Applied Epistemology or Subconsciously Bending the Truth: The Human Frailties of the Mind that Manifest in Bias of the Officer at the Roadside. The Drug Recognition Expert Program Serves as a Case Study for an Epistemology-Based Defense

Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence: Fourth Edition
2012

Chapter 4: How to write a Bulletproof expert report for use in criminal trials

Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence: Fourth Edition
2012

Chapter 5: The Inabailty to Quantify BrAC measures

Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence: Fourth Edition
2012

Chapter 6: A Scientific Examination of the Validity of Evidentiary Breath Testing as Applied to DUI Prosecution in the United States Today

Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence: Fourth Edition
2012

Chapter 7: Consciousness of Guilt or Reasonable Confusion: How Applied Epistemology Can Negate the Burden Shifting Game in a DUI Refusal Case

Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence: Fourth Edition
2012

Pennsylvania DUI Law Blog(Link)

The McShane Firm, LLC.
2009

Information on Pennsylvania DUI laws and penalties as well as on DUI attorneys.

The Truth About Forensic Science(Link)

The McShane Firm, LLC.
2010

Learn the Truth About Forensic Science

Keeping Accuracy/Calibration Records Out

NCDD Journal Volume 1 Issue 15
2011

Abstract: State Crime Laboratories — Open or Closed to Criminal Defense Attorneys?

The Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences: 64th Annual Scientific Meeting
2012

A Post-Bullcoming World: Does Justice Sotomayor’s Concurrence Undermine The Majority Opinion?

The NACDL Champion Magazine
2011

CHAL 13 Abstract: State of forensic science in America today: Is it scientific at all? Is there a path forward?

Symposium of the 242nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society
2011

Chapter 4: Navigating the Complexities of a DUI Vehicular Homicide Defense

Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases
2012

Chapter 57: ISO 17025

Intoxication Test Evidence: Second Edition

Abstract E 23: Limitations of the Assay: Gastroesophageal Reflux and BrAC Measurements

The Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences: 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting
2011

Chapter 6: Headspace Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detector: What It Is and How to Cross-Examine an Expert on It

Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence: Third Edition
2011

Chapter 3: The Top Ten Points in Establishing a Viable and Scientifically Based GER/GERD Defense to Evidentiary Breath Testing Cases

Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence: Third Edition
2011

False Convictions and Bad Pharmacology: The Danger of the Drug Recognition

American Chemical Society Symposium Series Books
2011

Glossary of Important Analytical Chemistry Terms

Rocky Mountain High: DUI/DUID Defense School at 10,000 feet.
2011

Comprehensive Blood Discovery and the Reasons For It

Innovative DUI Trial Tools
2011

Iconoclastic Thinking: Smashing the Paradigm of Effective Cross-Examination of Opposing Party Expert Witnesses. How Being Nice, Acting Like A Curious 5-Year Old, and Using the Social Convention of the Dating Ritual to Win

North Carolina Association for Justice
2011

lossary of Important Analytical Chemistry Terms

California Drunk Driving Law

Consciousness of Guilt or Reasonable Confusion: How Applied Epistemology Can Negate the Burden Shifting Game in a DUI Refusal Case

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s membership publication

Electro-Chemical Based Portable Breath Testing: A Potentially Dangerous Non-Specific and Non-Selective Measure at Roadside

The Voice

CHAL Abstract: Call for meaningful validation of the Drug Recognition “Expert” protocol in driving under the influence of drugs prosecution

Symposium of the 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society

An Epistemological Based Defense to the DRE-based DUI Prosecution

Attacking and Defending Drunk Driving Tests
2008

The Lack of Legal and Forensic Suitability of Enzymatic Assaying for Blood Alcohol Concentrations in Prosecutions of Alleged Drunk Drivers

The Journal of the American Chemical Society

CHAL Abstract: The Lack of Legal and Forensic Suitability of Enzymatic Assaying for Blood Alcohol Concentrations in Prosecutions of Alleged Drunk Drivers

Symposium of the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society

The Inability to Quantify: Values that are Outside the Demonstrated Linear Dynamic Range of Detection Lead to the Impossibility to Prove Guilt beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly

Chapter 6: The Changing Face of DUI Practice: A Time to Think Ahead

Intoxication Test Evidence: Second Edition
2010

McShane, Justin J, Driving After Imbibing Manual-The Authoritative Guide to Defending Motorists Accused of Alcohol/Drug Impaired Driving In Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA: CDSD Publishing
2010

Traffic Law Practices in Pennsylvania

Lorman Education Services
2006

Preliminary Hearing: A Primer for the Inexperienced

Harrisburg, PA: CDSD Publishing
2010

Pennsylvania Vehicle Code and the ‘New’ Driving After Imbibing Law: A Practitioner’s Guide to Successfully Defending Against the Commonwealth and PENNDOT License Suspension

Harrisburg, PA: CDSD Publishing
2010

Am I Going to Lose My License?

Harrisburg, PA: CDSD Publishing
2010

Education

Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law

J.D., Criminal Law

Activities and Societies: •2005 until term expires 2009-elected by the Voters of the Harrisburg area to sit as a School Director for the Central Dauphin School Board •Volunteer with PAWS of Central Pennsylvania •Volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America

Franklin & Marshall College

B.A., Government and Economics

Activities and Societies: Division I Wrestling (118 Pounds), Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity

Georgetown Preparatory School

High School Diploma

Honors & Awards

Awards:
•Super Lawyer Super Lawyers Magazine 2014
•Named to NCDD Faculty National College for DUI Defense 2013
•The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 List The National Trial Lawyers 2013
•Lawyers on the Fast Track The Legal Intelligencer 2013
•Super Lawyer Super Lawyers Magazine 2013
•Forensic Drug Analysis Course American Chemical Society 2013
•NCDD Winter Session National College for DUI Defense 2012
•AAFS Annual Meeting American Academy of Forensic Science 2012
•NCDD Dean’s Award 2012
•New and Creative Ideas for Winning DWI Trials North Carolina Advocates for Justice 2012
•Founding elected President of the Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys
•National College for DUI Defense, Inc.- Pennsylvania State Delegate
•Avvo.com 10.0 rated attorney
•AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubble
Recent Speaking Engagements:
•NCDD Winter Session by the National College for DUI Defense (2012)
•65th American Academy of Forensic Science Annual meeting (2012)

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