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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Criminal Defense & Trial Lawyer||Shawn Curry Law||2013 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Attorney||Private Law Firm||2009 - Present|
|Senior Litigation Associate||Private Criminal & DUI Defense Law Firm||2006 - 2009|
|Certified Legal Intern||Dauphin County District Attorney's Office||2005 - 2005|
|Law Clerk||Law Office of the late-John "Rusty" Miller||2002 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2013 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Dauphin County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Man facing state prison for gun charges gets probation||3 years probation for Guilty Plea to Prohibited Offensive Weapons (M1)|
|Man facing 2 years in state prison for felony drug charge gets probation||1 year probation for guilty plea to Drug Possession (Misdemeanor).|
|Not Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Assault in Domestic Dispute||Not Guilty - Trial|
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|Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA||Law||Juris Doctorate||2005|
|Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)||Administration of Criminal Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|
|Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP)||Cross Examination||2015|
|Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP)||Cross Examination||2014|
|Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP)||Cross Examination||2013|
|Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP)||Closing Arguments||2012|
|Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP)||Cross Examination||2010|