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Justin James McShane

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  1. Honorable, benevolent and professional

    Posted by James,
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    • I recommend Justin McShane.

    The McShane Firm shepherded me through a personal legal matter with efficiency and exemplary communication last year. The result of their counsel was to effect a more amicable outcome for all parties.

    Recently, The McShane Firm utilized their legal acumen to achieve the release of an innocent man , James Hugney, erroneously imprisoned for almost 37 years for a crime he never committed. Through the Firm's tireless, selfless pro bono work they fought for truth, for justice, for freedom: the bedrock of our country's way of life. Justin McShane and every member of his firm demonstrated qualities of what is best in humanity--compassion, empathy, generosity and honor. Let it be said the team never wavered, never faltered in their commitment to their clients. I could never believe it is not so.

    We all must decide to either seek self-indulgence or magnanimity; the rewards for altruism are only found deep within the heart. Those rewards, the only treasure we can take to each of our own afterlives are love and compassion--the meaning of life. God bless Justin McShane and all the members of his Firm, they are the paragon of legal representation. Practice makes perfect.

  2. THIS PRACTICE PROVED MY FATHER WAS INNOCENT AFTER 36 years in prison

    Posted by Jamie,
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    • I recommend Justin McShane.

    THIS TEAM IS WHAT GAVE THIS NOT SO LITTLE GIRL ANYMORE HER DADDY BACK AFTER he spent a very very long 36 years in prison for a crime he never committed. I trust all of there staff GOD BLESS U ALL <3

  3. Cant say enough good about Mr. McShane

    Posted by Dean,
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    • I recommend Justin McShane.

    I hired an attorney to assist me in a very difficult situation that attorney was nice enough to admit that he didnt know really how to handle the scientific issues that my case presented. He called Justin McShane and Mr. McShane saved me a lot of problems. Thanks to him helping out I was able to maintain my clean record and not have my career of 40 years impacted. So I am forever grateful to Mr. Justin McShane.

  4. Very dissaopinted

    Posted by Sue,
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    • I do not recommend Justin McShane.

    I not the least bit happy with this firm they took my money never informed me of the upcoming procedures and basically left me high n dry and now will not answer my calls!!
    Based on my experience I do not recommend this law firm maybe I jus didn't have a professional knowledgeable attorney nether less I had a very bad experience paying over 2,000 dollars for less than an hour of service!

    1. Justin James McShane

      Justin McShane

      Lawyer Comment:

      I do not believe this to be a client of mine at all. I have no client named Sue within the last 5 years. Whomever this is, I am happy to discus any issue that you may have with me and would encourage you to call me at 717-657-3900, if you really do exist.

      Otherwise, I would ask the public to look at all of the other reviews from clients and from colleagues on here and ask yourself is this in keeping with what I see or is this fraudulent?

      Please recognize the fact that I have been associated with some very public litigation lately that has drawn the ire of certain interest groups.

      For example, just yesterday, I was the lead attorney who was responsible for gaining the immediate release of a man who was wrongly convicted based upon bad arson science. In 1979, this man, James Hugney Sr. (www.FreeHugney.com) was convicted by a jury and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for an arson-murder of his then 16-year old son. This man spent 35 years 11 months and 8 days in jail for a arson-murder of his son that never was. Modern science has proven that there was no supportable finding of arson. We handled 5 years worth of litigation in his case pro bono, meaning no fee. The overturn of this wrongful conviction has upset some.

      In another example, we recently sued the City of Harrisburg for continuing to keep on the books their illegal gun laws that are violative of state law. In essence, the local government knowingly broke the law and refused to repeal their illegal acts when confronted about it. As this issue deals with guns, gun rights, and gun restrictions, it is highly emotional to many.

      While I deeply respect everyone's freedom of speech and everyone has a right to be heard, to post a non-client review as a means to devalue an attorney based upon his completely professional and ethical conduct when it does not align with your own opinion or world view is not a legitimate way to further your political or other position, in my opinion. It is not an honorable act.

      So in conclusion, I wish "Sue" well and invite her to personally call me at 717-657-3900 to chat on this or what I suppose is the real issue behind all of this (one of these recent cases), if this person so chooses. I am happy to hear this person out. If it is over a political or other stance, then I would invite "Sue" to do the honorable thing and remove this review.

      I pray that the public judges me on my earned record not one fraudulent non-client review. Thank you.

      Posted 3 days ago. Flag

  5. Awesome Lawyer

    Posted by Rhonda,
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    • I recommend Justin McShane.

    All I can say is...Well Done!!!! You are a true professional that is good at what you do, I can't say enough about how impressed I was with the McShane Firm.. I found them to be highly knowledgeable and attentive. I would definitely recommend The McShane Firm to anyone that is need. I'am so glad that I had the opportunity . Thanks again.

  6. The McShane Firm

    Posted by Charles, a DUI client,
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    • I recommend Justin McShane.
    • I hired Justin 1-3 years ago.
    • Justin handled my DUI / DWI matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    Justin McShane and his entire staff treated me and my case both professionally and personally. All of my calls and emails were answered quickly and the outcome of my case was positive. I will recommend The McShane Firm for any case.

  7. NOT GUILTY

    Posted by a DUI client,
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    • I recommend Justin McShane.
    • I hired Justin more than 3 years ago.
    • Justin handled my DUI / DWI matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Justin McShane got me a NOT GUILTY verdict on my DUI charge.It was a first offense, stopped in a DUI Checkpoint and even though I was UNDER the legal limit was arrested.

    Justin was able to prove many inconsistencies in his tough cross examination of the officers testimony , and then prove with the expert witness testimony of Dr. Joseph Citron that both medically and scientifically that I was innocent.

    From his resounding opening statement to the end of the day Justin McShane took control of the courtroom and accomplished exactly what we set out to do.

    Justin was well prepared and I can't express enough gratitude and appreciation for the way the McShane Firm worked to accomplish a positive outcome.The support staff was outstanding and answered your questions and returned phone calls.I would highly recommend the McShane Firm to handle your case.

  8. 2nd DUI offense with and accident- DISMISSED!

    Posted by Sarah, a DUI client,
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    • I recommend Justin McShane.
    • I hired Justin more than 3 years ago.
    • Justin handled my DUI / DWI matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    I had been convicted of a DUI a couple years ago so I knew first hand the grief they put you through. This time I was arrested after I hit the guardrail. I was facing a huge fine, license suspension, and prison.
    A friend recommended that I contact Justin McShane. He met me the next day (on a Saturday) and we went through the details of what happened. To make a long story short, Justin got the charges dismissed at the very first hearing. The way he handled the case was totally different than my previous lawyer. My only regret is that I wish I had him the first time around.

  9. Drug Charges Dropped

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
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    • I recommend Justin McShane.
    • I hired Justin more than 3 years ago.
    • Justin handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    My son was arrested on drug and possession charges. Justin handled our case and was very professional and confident. He always communicated with us and explained the overall situation and what we were to expect.

    Justin got all of our charges dropped and I don't think anyone else would have been able to do this. Justin is a good lawyer and a great person.

  10. High Rate DUI and Disregard for a Red Light Dismissed

    Posted by a DUI client,
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    • I recommend Justin McShane.
    • I hired Justin more than 3 years ago.
    • Justin handled my DUI / DWI matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I was recently arrested for a DUI after running a red light. I hired Justin McShane and I am very happy with that decision. The whole law firm dealt with me in a very professional and courteous manner. They returned every single phone call and were very helpful and polite.

    Justin has an extraordinary amount of knowledge and confidence and he got my case dismissed. If anyone out there is looking for a really great DUI lawyer then go to Justin McShane.

Contact us for a free consultation. We specialize in DUI and Criminal Law.

717-657-3900