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Shawn Michael Curry

About me

When a person has been accused of a crime, their rights and freedom are at stake. I make it my mission to protect their rights, zealously defend them, and put them in a position to move forward in a positive direction at the conclusion of their case.

Successfully handling hundreds of cases, from felony drug and sex offenses to assaults, thefts, and DUIs, I have appeared in more than 20 counties throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I am admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, U.S. District Court to the Middle District of Pennsylvania and all Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas.

Helping clients achieve their personal and clearly defined objective is obtained by implementing my strategic approach to every case. I work diligently to understand the circumstances that led to the criminal charge and construct an effective defense. Taking such a personalized approach is key to minimizing—if not eliminating—the consequences of the criminal accusation.

Relevant training and experience outside the courtroom enhances my criminal defense practice. I have served as a faculty member teaching trial advocacy skills to law students at the Widener University School of Law Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP). Additionally, I have received certification as an Instructor in Standard Field Sobriety Testing and as an Evidentiary Breath Test Technician relating to DUI litigation. I also participated in the National Drug Defense Seminar in Houston, Texas.




I provide Real Help for Real People accused of crimes throughout Central and South Central Pennsylvania including, but not limited to:  Harrisburg, Hershey, Middletown, York, Red Lion, Stewartstown, Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Shippensburg, Gettysburg, Lewistown, Mifflintown, Newport, New Bloomfield, Dauphin County, York County, Cumberland County, Adams County, Mifflin County, Juniata County, and Perry County.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    9 years, 900 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    9 years, 450 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David A. Cmelik

    Shawn Curry is a genuine person with a keen legal mind and an aptitude for helping real people with real problems. He is respected by his peers in the legal community. I endorse him.


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  • James Anderson Crosby

    I endorse this lawyer. Shawn is a zealous advocate for his clients.


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Contact info

Shawn Curry Law

2411 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17110


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense & Trial LawyerShawn Curry Law2013 - Present
Criminal Defense AttorneyPrivate Law Firm2009 - Present
Senior Litigation AssociatePrivate Criminal & DUI Defense Law Firm2006 - 2009
Certified Legal InternDauphin County District Attorney's Office2005 - 2005
Law ClerkLaw Office of the late-John "Rusty" Miller2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Dauphin County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Man facing state prison for gun charges gets probation3 years probation for Guilty Plea to Prohibited Offensive Weapons (M1)
Man facing 2 years in state prison for felony drug charge gets probation1 year probation for guilty plea to Drug Possession (Misdemeanor).
Not Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Assault in Domestic DisputeNot Guilty - Trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PALawJuris Doctorate2005
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)Administration of Criminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP)Cross Examination2015
Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP)Cross Examination2014
Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP)Cross Examination2013
Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP)Closing Arguments2012
Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP)Cross Examination2010