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Shawn M. Dorward, Esq.

Shawn Dorward of The McShane Firm is recognized as one of the most
dedicated and hardworking attorneys in Pennsylvania, making him an
outstanding protector of your rights. He has handled hundreds of cases
ranging from Pennsylvania DUI (including CDL and refusal
cases), to DUI with drugs, assault, battery, and domestic cases such as
divorce, support, and child custody. With your case, Shawn vows to
work extremely hard to secure for you the best possible outcome.

visit our DUI blog to learn more about PA DUI.

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


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
    8 years, 140 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    8 years, 60 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Steven Carl Townsend

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  • Michael Steven Sherman

    Shawn Dorward is a well-known DUI defense attorney who is respected by his peers for his outstanding trial skills. Shawn has traveled all over the United States to learn the latest scientific techniques and trial tactics involved in defending DUI cases. Shawn possesses superior knowledge in defending DUI cases. I endorse Shawn’s work as a DUI defense attorney. He’s someone you can trust to handle your case.


    Michael Sherman DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The McShane Firm LLC

3601 Vartan Way
2nd Floor,
Harrisburg, PA, 17110


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2012 Summer Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2012
6th Annual Family Law InstitutePennsylvania Bar Institute2011
7th Annual Advanced DUI SeminarMaryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association2011
NCDD Serum Ethanol False Positive Due to NADHNational College for DUI Defense2011
NCDD Summer Session at Harvard LawNational College for DUI Defense2011
Litigating Sex Crimes seminarPennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
What Family Court Judges Want You to Know SeminarNBI2011
Learning at the Footsteps of the Master seminarTerry McCarthy II2011
Child Custody From A to Z: In the Best Interests of the ChildNational Business Institute2010
Just Because You are an Expert…Doesn’t Make You Lecture Series2010
7th Annual Advanced DUI Seminar Killer Cross in DUI casesMaryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association2010
Mass Spectrometry lecture and WorkshopMid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists2010
Certification in Forensic Sobriety AssessmentForensic Sobriety Assessment2010
Summer Session at Harvard LawNational College for DUI Defense2010
Blood Alcohol Content by Headspace/Gas ChromatographyPerkin-Elmer2010
Controlling the Mob Mentality: Defending Sexual Assault CasesNACDL2010
Regents Choice Award for 2010 Summer Session (1 of 2 recipients)National College for DUI Defense2010
The Truth About Forensic Science Method ValidationPACLE2010
Probate Practice: The Essential BasicsNational Business Institute2009
Seminar on Criminal LawPennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2009
Annual Criminal Law SymposiumPennsylvania Bar Institute2009
Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements seminarPennsylvania Bar Institute2009
Advanced Issues in Breath Alcohol TestingIT&D Ltd2009
Computer Forensics SeminarINA, Inc.2009
Advanced Forensic Blood and Urine SeminarGeorgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College for DUI Defense, Headlines Marketing2009
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement CertificationAs Recognized by NHTSA2009
NHTSA/IACP Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)As Recognized by NHTSA2009
NCDD Summer Session at Harvard Law School-Cambridge, MANCDD2009
Annual Criminal Law SymposiumPennsylvania Bar Institute2008
Evidentiary Breath Alcohol Technician for Intoxilyzer 5000Industrial Training and Design, Ltd.2008
Drugs That Impair DrivingImpaired Driving Specialists2008
Fundamentals of Estate PlanningPennsylvania Bar Institute2008
Instructor in SFST AdministrationImpaired Driving Specialists2008
Certified User of the Intoximeters Alco-Sensor FSTIntoximeters, Inc.2008
Certified Instructor of the Intoximeters Alco-Sensor FSTIntoximeters, Inc.2008
Introduction to Sentencing in Pennsylvania SeminarPennsylvania Commission on Sentencing2008
6th Annual Advanced DUI SeminarMaryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Litigation AssociateThe McShane Firm, LLC.2008 - Present
Head Law ClerkThe McShane Firm, LLC2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense- Newsletter CommitteeCo-chair2011 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Dauphin County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. Justin Chad ToberyAggravated Assault by Vehicle While DUI dismissed
Felony Unlawful Use of Computer, TheftAll counts dismissed
Aggravated Assault (First Degree Felony), Criminal Trespassing (Third Degree Felony): Dismissed at Preliminary HearingDismissed at Preliminary Hearing
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thurgood Marshall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Temple UniversitySport and Recreation ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Evaluating the DUI Case- PittsburghProcedural Issues in a DUI Case2012
Evaluating the DUI Case- MechanichsburgProcedural Issues in a DUI Case2012
Evaluating the DUI Case - PhiladelphiaProcedural Issues in a DUI Case2012 Lecture SeriesHow an Analytical Chemist is your Best Friend2010
Impaired Driving SpecialistsNHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor2008