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Justin James McShane

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DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Justin J. McShane, Esq.


If you are looking for the best DUI Trial Lawyer in Pennsylvania, look no further than Attorney Justin J. McShane of The McShane Firm. Based in Harrisburg, Attorney McShane is the most highly qualified Pennsylvania DUI lawyer and criminal defense attorney.


 


Attorney McShane is a trial attorney who specializes in using forensic science in defending citizens amongst us who have been accused by the Government. He is nationally known and well-regarded for being a skilled and fierce litigator, but is also well known for his strong understanding and in-depth knowledge in all forms of forensic science. He is a litigating attorney for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. He has earned Board Certification both in DUI Defense Law by the National College for DUI Defense (the first and only Pennsylvania Lawyer to do so and also was the youngest person in the United States ever to be so certified) and as a Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency. 


 


He has also earned certification in Forensic Sobriety Assessment, the first attorney to do so in the nation. He is a Sustaining Member, A State Delegate, and Regional Coordinator with the NCDD. He is the 2012 NCDD Dean’s Award recipient. He is a frequent invited guest lecturer at national, state and local seminars that are attended by prosecutors, police, investigators, lawyers, judges, academics, scientists and policy-makers. He has been invited three times to lecture at the ACS National meeting and has presented twice at the 2011 and 2012 AAFS national meetings. He was named a fellow with the American Institute of Chemists. He has been named a Senior Assistant Chromatography Instructor by the American Chemical Society. He serves as the co-chairman of the Forensic Science section of the American Chemical Society-Chemistry and the Law Division.  He is the Chairman/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC, a six attorney criminal defense and DUI law firm. 


 


He maintains two blogs:


 


Pennsylvania DUI Attorney Blog and The Truth About Forensic Science.


 


 


For more information about Justin's Qualifications as a Harrisburg DUI Lawyer.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
    14 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    14 years, 1 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

191 total 

  • William C. Head

    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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    William Head DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kevin Thomas Stewart

    I had the pleasure of working with Justin on a matter regarding a Pennsylvania serviceman who had been wrongly accused and convicted in Mississippi. The individual had worked for years to get the legal system to assist him but could not get any results. Justin was able to provide me with all the necessary background information that I needed in order reopen the case, resolve the matter with a not guilty verdict, and expunge the individual’s record. Without Justin’s knowledge and determination, this innocent serviceman record would have never been cleared. Justin also is an encyclopedia of knowledge on a wide range of subjects and who is willing to help anybody who ask. If I were facing a legal matter, I would have no hesitation contacting Justin to represent me.

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    Kevin Stewart Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The McShane Firm, LLC

3601 Vartan Way, 2nd Floor
The Mcshane Firm Llc
Harrisburg, PA, 17110

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive200105/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of Forensic Chromatography XlVAmerican Chemical Society2015
Super Lawyers MagazineSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Scientific Education In Forensic DNA AnalysisDNA For Lawyers l2014
Forensic Lawyer ScientistAmerican Chemical Society-Chemistry and the Law Division2014
Certification in Criminal Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2014
The Effect of Drugs on Human Performance and BehaviourIndiana University Center for Studies of Law2014
Forensic Principles of DUID IIAmerican Chemical Society2014
The 21st Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI casesNational College for DUI Defense & Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2014
Certificate of Forensic Chromatography XllIAmerican Chemical Society2014
Certificate of Forensic Chromatography XllAmerican Chemical Society2014
Forensic Drug Analysis CourseAmerican Chemical Society2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Lawyers on the Fast TrackThe Legal Intelligencer2013
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 ListThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Named to NCDD FacultyNational College for DUI Defense2013
Outstanding Achievement AwardPennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys2012
NCDD Winter SessionNational College for DUI Defense2012
AAFS Annual MeetingAmerican Academy of Forensic Science2012
New and Creative Ideas for Winning DWI TrialsNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Dean's AwardNational College for DUI Defense2012
Rising Star in Criminal Defense: DUISuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Mastering Scientific Evidence SeminarNational College for DUI Defense2011
Masters of Cross Examination SeminarTCDLA2011
OACDL 2011 Ohio Advanced DUI seminarOhio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
New and Creative Ideas for Winning DWI TrialsNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2011
American Chemical Society 241st National Meeting & ExpositionAmerican Chemical Society2011
AAFS 63rd Annual MeetingAmerican Academy of Forensic Science2011
DWI Defense Project-DWI Science: What You Must Know to Win!TCDLA2011
7th Annual Advanced DUI SeminarMaryland Criminal Defense Attornes Association2011
NCDD Serum Ethanol False Positive Due to NADHNCDD2011
Summer Session at Harvard LawNational College for DUI Defense2011
Forensic Applications of Chromatography & Mass SpectrometryAmerican Chemical Society2011
Introduction to Modern Mass SpectrometryAmerican Chemical Society2011
2nd Annual DUI Training Super SymposiumImpaired Driving Specialists2011
Top Gun DWI Defense SeminarTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2011
Official Proclamation in recognition for volunteerismTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2011
Special certificate of recognition for Bullcoming v. New MexicoNational College for DUI Defense2011
NCDD Summer Session at Havard LawNational College for DUI Defense2010
The Third Annual Reese Joye Memorial DUI Defense SeminarSouth Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2010
How an Analytical Chemist Can be the Accused’s Best FriendTrichter & Murphy2010
Stuart Kinard Memorial Advance DWI SeminarTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2010
Fire and Explosion InvestigationsNational Fire Protection Association2010
Gas Chromatography SeriesChromedia and SeparationsNow.com2010
NHTSA/IACP Drug Recognition and Evaluation CoursePlatt and Associates2010
Fall 2010 National Meeting & ExpositionAmerican Chemical Society2010
Behind the Secrets of Highway Drug InterdictionIDS Consulting Inc2010
A Behavioral Optometry/Vision Science PerspectiveAmerican College of Forensic Examiners International2010
Board Certified in DUI Defense LawNational College for DUI Defense2010
American Academy of Forensic Science Annual MeetingAmerican Academy of Forensic Science2010
For the Experienced SeminarPACDL2010
NCDD Winter SessionNational College for DUI Defense2010
Confirmatory and Secondary Urinalysis Screening TestsAmerican Society for Clinical Laboratory Science2010
Federally Regulated Urine Specimen Collection TrainingAmerican Society for Clinical Laboratory Science2010
Certification in Forensic Sobriety AssessmentForensic Sobriety Assessment2010
The Effects of Marijuana and its Potential Medical UseAmerican College of Forensic Examiners International2010
Mastering Scientific EvidenceNCDD/TCDLA2010
Analysis and Interpretation of Mass Spectral DataAmerican Chemical Society2010
Advanced Structure EuclidationMid Atlantic Association Forensic Scientists2010
Mid Atlantic Association Forensic Scientists Annual MeetingMid Atlantic Association Forensic Scientists2010
Forensic Applications of Chromatography and Mass SpectrometryAmerican Chemical Society2010
Jan Semenoff Breath Alcohol Testing Device Mega CourseHeadlines Legal Marketing and GACDL seminar2010
The Power of a Full Scan HR Qual/Quant Mass SpectrometerThermoFisher Scientific and SpectroscopyNow.com2010
Application of Surface Enhanced Raman ScatteringThermoFisher Scientific and SpectroscopyNow.com2010
Rapid Screening: Analyzing 75 elements in 10 minutesThermoFisher Scientific and SpectroscopyNow.com2010
NCDD Winter Session at Harvard Law School-Cambridge, MANational College for DUI Defense2009
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement CertificationAs Recognized by NHTSA2009
6th Annual Advanced DUI SeminarMaryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association2009
Advanced Issues in Breath Alcohol TestingIT&D Ltd2009
Hosted and instructed a PACLE approved seminarPACLE2009
Advanced Drug Recognition ExpertImpaired Driving Specialists2009
NCDD Summer Session at Harvard Law School-Cambridge, MANCDD2009
Criminal Law-including Death Penalty TrainingPACDL/PDA2009
Gas ChromatographyAmerican Chemical Society2009
Training and Advances in GC and GC/MS ApplicationsPerkinElmer2009
Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)As Recognized by NHTSA2009
Pennsylvania Innocence Project TrainingThe Pennsylvania Innocence Project2009
Annual Criminal Law Symposium-including Death Penalty TrainingPennsylvania Bar Institute2009
Certified Criminal Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2009
Standardized Field Sobriety Test PractitionerRobert LaPier2008
Standardized Field Sobreity Test-InstructorImpaired Driving Specialists2008
Defends with IntegrityNational College for DUI Defense2008
Drugs That Impairs DrivingImpaired Driving Specialists2008
PhlebotomistCLIA General Laboratory Competency Assessment2008
Evidentiary Breath Alcohol TechnicianIndustrial Training and Design2008
Making Sense of ScienceNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2008
Trucking Litigation and D.O.T. RegulationsLorman Education2008
Advanced Blood Collection/Analysis TrainingGeorgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2008
Summer Session at Harvard Law SchoolNational College for DUI Defense (NCDD)2008
Accident Scene Reconstruction WorkshopSteven Rickard2007
Evidentiary Breath Alcohol TechnicianIndustrial Training and Design2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Chairman/CEOThe McShane Firm, LLC2003 - Present
Assistant AttorneyCounty of Dauphin2001 - 2003
Certified Legal Intern conducting trialsThe County of Dauphin1999 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationCharter Member2014 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers Association Justice FoundationTrustee2014 - Present
The National Trial LawyersMember2013 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseFaculty2013 - Present
Advisory Committee for the Evaluation of Controlled Substance Analogs (ACECSA)Voting Member2013 - Present
American Chemical Society, Chemistry and the Law DivisionCo-chairman of the Forensic Science section2011 - Present
American Society for Testing and MaterialsMember2010 - Present
American Association for Clinical ChemistryMember2010 - Present
National Conference of Standards Laboratories InternationalMember2010 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys (PADDDA)Founding Member/President2010 - Present
American Institute of ChemistsFellow2010 - Present
Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC INTERNATIONAL)Member2010 - Present
Advisory Committee for the Evaluation of Controlled Substance AnalogsMember2010 - Present
Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice Source Code CoalitionMember2010 - Present
Chromatography Forum of Delaware ValleyMember2010 - Present
National Fire Protection AssociationMember2010 - Present
Society for Analytical Chemists of PittsburghLifetime Member2010 - Present
American College of Forensic Examiners InternationalMember2010 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseState Delegate/ Super Delegate for District 32010 - 2014
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law (NORML)Member2009 - 2010
Central PA Local Section of the American Chemical SocietyMember2009 - Present
Pennsylvania Innocence ProjectFounding Member2009 - Present
American Chemical Society (ACS) Analytical Chemistry Division, Chemical Toxicology Division, Chemistry & the Law DivisionMember2009 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2005 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Trial Lawyer AssociationMember2003 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Rising Stars SectionCo-chair of Rising Stars (Young Lawyers) Division2001 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2001 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Dauphin County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth v. Paul KaylorNot Guilty Bench Trial in 2009 (Dauphin County)
Commonwealth v. JonesSuperior Court affirmed suppression
Commonwealth v. Justin Chad ToberyAggravated Assault by Vehicle While DUI dismissed

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences: 68th Annual Scientific Meeting (Orlando, FL-AAFS)Abstract: The Validity of Enzymatic Assay for Blood Al-cohol Content (BAC) Determinations2015
NCDD Journal Volume 1 Issue 20 (Winter, 2014) (6-7)JustIn Science: Why the Number Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story2014
The Defense Never Rests The Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Newsletter (February 2014 Edition) (6-16)How does a GC-MS Machine Know that there’s a Drug in the Blood?2014
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences: 66th Annual Scientific Meeting (Seattle, WA-AAFS, 2014)Abstract: The Constitutionality of the Cold Case CODIS Hit and an Offender not on Probation or Parole2014
The symposium of the 247the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.CHAL Abstract: Linear Dynamic Range Challenges in Forensics2014
The Voice for the Defense (April, 2014)(18-25)PBTs for Drugs: Oral Fluid Collection Devices2014
The Voice for the Defense (October, 2014)(22-31)Synthetic Drug Prosecution & Defense2014
Aspatore a Thomson-West PublicationThe Lack of Legal and Forensic Suitability of En-zymatic Assay for Blood Alcohol Concentrations in Prosecutions of Alleged Drunk Drivers” (approved for publication in Inside the Minds: Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence 2014 Edition2014
Aspatore a Thomson-West Publication“Guilty until Proven Innocent: Best Practices for Cal-ibration of Pipettes:” (approved for publication in Inside the Minds: Understanding DUI Scien-tific Evidence 2014 Edition2014
Aspatore a Thomson-West PublicationBasic Introduction to Gas Chromatography” (approved for publication in Inside the Minds: Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence 2014 Edition2014
The Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences: 65th Annual Scientific Meeting(Washington, DC-AAFS)Abstract: EPA, GLP, and USP vs. Forensic Science: Where is the Commutability? Why Are There no Standardized Methods Across All of Forensic Science?2013
The Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences: 65th Annual Scientific Meeting (Washington, DC-AAFS)Abstract: Scientific Workshop #14: Melendez-Diaz, Bullcoming, and Williams: Scientific Evidence and the Right to Confrontation2013
(The Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s publication) July/August 2013 edition p. 8-19.The Always Get the Data! The Fukushima of Forensics: Annie Dookhan2013
Symposium of the 243rd National Meeting of the American Chemical SocietyCHAL 26 Abstract: Burning the Accused at the Stake? Is arson/explosive investigation scientific or modern day witchcraft?2012
Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence: Fourth EditionChapter 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 Defense2012
Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence: Fourth EditionChapter 5: How to write a Bulletproof expert report for use in criminal trials2012
Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence: Fourth EditionChapter 7: A Scientific Examination of the Validity of Evidentiary Breath Testing as Applied to DUI Prosecution in the United States Today2012
Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence: Fourth EditionChapter 4: Consciousness of Guilt or Reasonable Confusion: How Applied Epistemology Can Negate the Burden Shifting Game in a DUI Refusal Case2012
The ChampionElectro-Chemical Based Portable Breath Testing: A Potentially Dangerous Non-Specific and Non-Selective Measure at Roadside2012
Texas Drunk Driving Law, 4th ed., (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2008)Gas Chromatograph-Flame Ionization Detector for Forensic Determination in ETOH-based per se DUI Prosecutions: Introduction and Explanations of the Limitations of the GC-FID Assay2012
Lawyers & Judges Publishing CompanyPhlebotomy: Forensic & Medico-legal aspects2012
A Thompson Reuters business (7-22)"Chapter 1: The Science of Search and Seizure in DUI Defense” Inside the Minds: The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases2012
Considering Justice Alito’s Williams Plurality and What, If Anything, It MeansThe NACDL Champion Magazine (Aug,2012) (44-8)2012
How to Obtain Scientific Data (Discovery) Through the Court: How Does a Criminal Defense Lawyer Confront an Expert WitnessCalifornia Defender (Fall)2012
A Thompson Reuters businessChapter 6: The Inabailty to Quantify BrAC measures,” in Lawrence E. Wines, Esquire, ed., Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence: Fourth Edition2012
NCDD Journal Volume 1 Issue 16 (Summer, 2012) 2-3Why I Don’t Stipulate to Forensic Test Results2012
Attack- ing and Defending Drunk Driving Tests (James Publishing, 2008)An Epistemological Based Defense to the DRE-based DUI Prosecution2012
Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases (Aspatore; A Thompson Reuters business)Chapter x: Current Scientific Thoughts on Defending DUI Death Cases2012
symposium of the 242nd National Meeting of the American Chemical SocietyCHAL 13 Abstract: State of forensic science in America today: Is it scientific at all? Is there a path forward?2011
Symposium of the 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical SocietyCall for meaningful validation of the Drug Recognition “Expert” protocol in driving under the influence of drugs prosecution2011
The NACDL Champion Magazine (Oct. 2011)A Post-Bullcoming World: Does Justice Sotomayor’s Concurrence Undermine The Majority Opinion?2011
CO-AAFSLimitations of the Assay: Gastroesophageal Reflux and BrAC Measurements2011
Intoxication Test Evidence: Second Edition (Eagan, MN: West: A Thompson Reuters business)Chapter 57: ISO 170252011
Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence: Third Edition (Asporte: A Thompson Reuters business)Chapter 6: Headspace Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detector: What It Is and How to Cross-Examine an Expert on2011
American Chemical Society Symposium Series BooksFalse Convictions and Bad Pharmacology: The Danger of the Drug Recognition2011
The Journal of the American Chemical SocietyChiral Molecules: The Dirty but Open Secret in the Crime Laboratory2011
Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence: Third Edition (Asporte: A Thompson Reuters business)The Top Ten Points in Establishing a Viable and Scientifically Based GER/GERD Defense to Evidentiary Breath Testing Cases2011
Pennsylvania Bar Association QuarterlyThe Inability to Quantify: Values that are Outside the Demonstrated Linear Dynamic Range of Detection Lead to the Impossibility to Prove Guilt beyond a Reasonable Doubt2011
The journal of the American Chemical SocietyThe Lack of Legal and Forensic Suitability of Enzymatic Assaying for Blood Alcohol Concentrations in Prosecutions of Alleged Drunk Drivers: Enzymatic assaying-The Indirect Measurement that is Non-specific to Ethanol that is Being Misapplied from the Clinical World into the Forensic Arena2011
Innovative DUI Trial ToolsComprehensive Blood Discovery and the Reasons For It.2011
North Carolina Association for Justice, Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, The California Public Defenders Association, and the Tennessee Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationIconoclastic 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 Win2011
California Drunk Driving Law (Costa Mesa, CA: James Publishing)Glossary of Important Analytical Chemistry Terms2011
The Voice (TCDLA))Consciousness of Guilt or Reasonable Confusion: How Applied Epistemology Can Negate the Burden Shifting Game in a DUI Refusal Case2011
California Public Defenders Quarterly NewsletterHow to Obtain Scientific Data (Discovery) through the Court: In a World with Confrontation How Does a Criminal Defense Lawyer Confront an Expert Witness in the World of Analytical Chemistry?2011
Included in materials distributed at the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar’s “Rocky Mountain High: DUI/DUID Defense School at 10,000 feet"Glossary of Important Analytical Chemistry Terms2011
Pennsylvania Bar Association QuarterlyThe Inability to Quantify: Values that are Outside the Demonstrated Linear Dynamic Range of Detection Lead to the Impossibility to Prove Guilt beyond a Reasonable Doubt2011
The Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences: 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting (Colorado Springs, CO-AAFS, 2011).Abstract E 23: Limitations of the Assay: Gastroesophageal Reflux and BrAC Measurements2011
Symposium of the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical SocietyThe Lack of Legal and Forensic Suitability of Enzymatic Assaying for Blood Alcohol Concentrations in Prosecutions of Alleged Drunk Drivers: Enzymatic assaying-The Indirect Measurement that is Non-specific to Ethanol that is Being Misapplied from the Clinical World into the Forensic Arena2010
Textbook published by CDSD PublishingDriving After Imbibing Manual-The Authoritative Guide to Defending Motorists Accused of Alcohol/Drug Impaired Driving In Pennsylvania2010
Textbook published by CDSD PublishingPreliminary Hearing: A Primer for the Inexperienced2010
Textbook published through CDSD PublishingPennsylvania Vehicle Code and the ‘New’ Driving After Imbibing Law: A Practioner’s Guide to Successfully Defending Against the Commonwealth and PENNDOT License Suspension2010
Textbook published through CDSD PublishingAm I Going to Lose My License?2010
Intoxication Test Evidence: Second EditionChapter 6: The Changing Face of DUI Practice: A Time to Think Ahead2010
The Champion magazineIn the Defense of the Police at Roadside: The Officer Isn’t Always Lying: The Drug Recognition Expert Program as an Case Study for an Epistemological Based Defense2010
Textbook published through Lorman EducationTraffic Law Practices in Pennsylvania2006
The symposium of the 244th National Meeting of the American Chemical SocietyCHAL 26 Abstract: Traditional landscape of measurement science in the courtroom: Qualitative measurement uncertainty, the myth of infinite precision and total accuracyN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Franklin and Marshall CollegeGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
University of Limerick Law DepartmentSemester AbroadN/A1997
Georgetown Preparatory SchoolN/AHigh School1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Forensic Applications of Chromatography (GC/HPLC) and Mass SpectrometryGas Chromatography2015
68th American Academy of Forensic Science Annual meetingThe Validity of Enzymatic Assay for Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Determinations2015
Understanding Gas Chromatography and Blood TestingBlood Testing in the Forensic World2014
The US Law Shield seminar (Warminister, PA) (September)As a Legal Gun Owner, What Are My Rights?2014
The US Law Shield seminar (Southampton, PA)(March)As a Legal Gun Owner, What Are My Rights?2014
The US Law Shield seminar (Rochester, PA) (June)As a Legal Gun Owner, What Are My Rights?2014
The US Law Shield seminar (New Castle, PA) (June)As a Legal Gun Owner, What Are My Rights?2014
The US Law Shield seminar (Harrisburg, PA) (September)As a Legal Gun Owner, What Are My Rights?2014
The US Law Shield seminar (Bethlehem, PA) (September)As a Legal Gun Owner, What Are My Rights?2014
The US Law Shield seminar (Allentown, PA) (August)As a Legal Gun Owner, What Are My Rights?2014
The US Law Shield seminar (Harrisburg, PA) (August)As a Legal Gun Owner, What Are My Rights?2014
The US Law Shield seminar (Harrisburg, PA) (August)As a Legal Gun Owner, What Are My Rights?2014
The Quebec criminal defense attorneys and members of AQAADScientific defenses to evi-dentiary breath test results2014
The North Carolina Advocates for JusticeUnderstanding Gas Chromatography and Blood Testing: Blood Testing in the Forensic World2014
The American Chemical Society 247th National MeetingWhat is the one best thing that you like that ACS does, and why?2014
The American Chemical Society (Chicago, IL) (October)Forensic Applications of Chromatography (GC/HPLC) and Mass Spectrometry XII2014
The American Chemical Society (Chicago, IL) (November)Forensic Applications of Chromatography (GC/HPLC) and Mass Spectrometry XIII2014
The American Chemical Society (Chicago, IL) (June)Driving Under the In-fluence of Drugs: Analytical Chemistry and Pharmacology II2014
The American Chemical Society (Chicago, IL) (February)Forensic Applications of Chromatography (GC/HPLC) and Mass Spectrometry XI2014
The American Chemical Society (Chicago, IL) (December)Solid Drug Pre-consumption Form Forensic Analysis IV2014
The American Chemical Society (Chicago, IL) (April)Solid Drug Pre-consumption Form Forensic Analysis IV2014
The 7th Annual TheMcShaneFirm.com lecture seriesDefending the Citizen Accused of a DUI by the Government2014
The 2014 Indiana University Center for Studies of Law in Action BorkensteinThe Effects of Drugs on Human Performance and Behavior2014
Ohio Advanced DUI seminarAdvanced DUI2014
NCDD/TCDLA seminar (New Orleans, LA)Mastering Scientific Evidence2014
Impaired Driving Specialist CourseStandardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor2014
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs: Analytical Chemistry and Pharmacology IDriving Under the Influence of Drugs2014
67th American Academy of Forensic Science Annual meetingThe Constitutionality of the Cold Case CODIS Hit and an Offender not on Probation or Parole2014
Enzymatic Assay: The non-forensic method of BAC determinationEnzymatic Assay: The non-forensic method of BAC determination2013
66th American Academy of Forensic Science Annual meetingMelendez-Diaz, Bullcoming, and Williams: Scientific Evidence and the Right to Confrontation2013
Stuart Kinard Memorial Advance DWI SeminarGas Chromatography2012
North Carolina Advocates for Justice “New and Creative Ideas for Winning DWI Trials”Bullcoming and Confrontation: Now What?2012
NCDD Winter SessionWhy there is no Science in Evidentiary Breath Testing2012
Mastering Scientific EvidenceGas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry for DUID cases2012
American Chemical Society 243rd National Meeting & ExpositionBurning the accused at the stake? Is arson/explosive investigations scientific or modern day witchcraft?2012
65th American Academy of Forensic Science Annual meetingState Crime Laboratories — Open or Closed to Criminal Defense Attorneys?2012
5th Annual Forensic Science SeminarPharmacology for Lawyers2012
Top Gun DWI DefenseFrom Zero to Hero: What You Need to Win a GC-FID Blood Case2011
Third Annual Two-Day DUI Defense Practice InstituteA Review of Medical and Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases2011
The Scientific Truth About Hospital Blood: Enzymatic- based assayThe Scientific Truth About Hospital Blood: Enzymatic- based assay2011
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers annual DUI SeminarHow to Cross Examine an Expert (Even if you don't know what you're talking about)2011
Stuart Kinard Memorial Advance DWI SeminarBasic and Advanced Headspace Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detector for EtOH2011
PACLE approved national webinarThe Scientific Truth About HS-GC-FID and the Pharmacology of ETOH, Marijuana and Benzodiazepines2011
Ohio SuperstarsDeath to the Slidument: Using PowerPoint Effectively to Persuade2011
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2011 Ohio Advanced DUI seminarGas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Integration, and Metrology2011
New and Creative Ideas for Winning DWI TrialsThe Science of DWI: Three Never Fail principles of cross-examining any expert2011
Methodist University in North Carolina seminarSo You Want to Be a Forensic Scientist… The Real Courtroom World and Words of Advice as to How to Make Sure You Have a Long and Happy Career2011
Masters of Cross Examination SeminarCross-Examination of Gas Chromatography Blood Analysis2011
Mastering Scientific EvidenceHow blood is Tested in Gas Chromatography2011
Forensic Applications of Chromatography (GC/HPLC) and Mass SpectrometryHeadspace Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detector2011
Forensic Applications of Chromatography (GC/HPLC) and Mass SpectrometryForensic Applications of Chromatography (GC/HPLC) and Mass Spectrometry2011
DWI Defense Project-DWI Science: What You Must Know to Win!Headspace Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detector and Mass Spectrometry2011
American Chemical Society Spring 2011 National Meeting & ExpositionFalse Accusation the Issues of Residual Mouth Alcohol, and the Non-specificity and Non-selectivity of Roadside Portable Breath Testing devices that use ElectroChemical-based Detectors2011
American Chemical Society 242nd National Meeting & ExpositionState of forensic science in America today: Is it scientific at all? Is there a path forward?2011
7th Annual Advanced DUI SeminarHeadspace Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detector and Mass Spectrometry2011
63rd American Academy of Forensic Science Annual meeting-Chicago, IllinoisGastroesophageal Reflux in BrAC Measurements2011
2nd Annual DUI Training Super SymposiumHow Evidentiary Breath Testing As Practiced Today Is Not Scientific2011
2nd Annual DUI Training Super SymposiumHow to Cross Any expert (Even if You Don't Know What You Are Doing2011
TheMcShaneFirm.com Lecture SeriesIntroductory and Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry and Metrology in DUI/DWI/DUID2010
The Third Annual Reese Joye Memorial DUI Defense SeminarAdvanced Topics in DUI Defense2010
The Defense is the Science and Science is the Truth, The Truth About Forensic Science: An Introduction to Method ValidationThe Truth About Forensic Science2010
The 3rd Annual TheMcShaneFirm.com lecture seriesJust Because You are an Expert…Doesn’t Make You Interesting2010
The 3rd Annual TheMcShaneFirm.com lecture seriesIntroduction to Breath Testing2010
Stuart Kinard Memorial Advance DWI SeminarAdvanced Topics in DUI Defense2010
Private In-house TrainingHow an Analytical Chemist Can be the Accused’s Best Friend Lessons 1-52010
Platt and Associates SeminarAn Overview of the NHTSA/IACP Drug Recognition and Evaluation Course2010
NHTSA's Standardized Field Sobriety Testing PractitonerStandardized Field Sobriety Testing2010
Lorman Education ServicesPennsylvania DUI Case Law Update: A Massive Paradigm Shift-The Post Melendez-Diaz and Post-Chase World2010
Forensic Applications of Chromatography (GC/HPLC) and Mass SpectrometryHeadspace Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detector and Mass Spectrometry2010
Behind the Secrets of Highway Drug InterdictionBehind the Secrets of Highway Drug Interdiction2010
American Chemical Society Fall 2010 National MeetingEnzymatic assaying: The Indirect Measurement that is Non-specific to Ethanol that is Being Misapplied from the Clinical World into the Forensic Arena2010
Advanced DWI SeminarIf You Want Blood (You’ve Got It): Understanding, Discovering and Presenting Errors in Blood Testing2010
PACLE Advanced SeminarHow to Aggressively, Scientifically and Ethically Defend a Controlled Substances Accusation2009
NHTSA/IACP DRE Advanced SeminarNHTSA's Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement -Hosted & Instructed2009
DRE Training (2009)NHTSA/IACP Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Advanced Course2009
Connecticut State Public Defender’s ConferenceShort Course on Blood Toxicology and Drug DUI cases - Can they be Defended?2009
Advanced Forensic Blood and Urine SeminarA case study presentation of the anatomy of a .34 BAC not guilty2009
Standardized Field Sobreity Testing Practitioner CourseStandardized Field Sobreity Testing Practitioner2008
Standardized Field Sobreity Testing Instructor CourseStandardized Field Sobreity Testing Instructor Course2008
Breath Alcohol TechnicianCertified Breath Alcohol Training Course2008
Technology in the CourtroomTechnology in the Courtroom2007
Pennsylvania State Police AcademyThe Role of the Criminal Defense LawyerN/A
Penn State Dickinson School of Law Jury AdvocacyJury AdvocacyN/A
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar-Pennsylvania Traffic LawTraffic Law-DUIN/A
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