22 years, 2,000 cases
22 years, 1,000 cases
Justin J. McShane, Esq.
If you are looking for a highly-experienced DUI trial lawyer in Pennsylvania, look no further than Attorney Justin J. McShane. Based in Harrisburg, Attorney McShane is the most highly qualified DUI and criminal defense attorney in Pennsylvania.
Attorney McShane is a trial attorney who specializes in using forensic science in defending citizens amongst us who have been accused of a crime 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 earned the American Chemical Society-Chemistry and the Law Division (ACS-CHAL) designation as Forensic Lawyer Scientist (The first attorney in the United States to be designated as such). He has earned Board Certification both in DUI Defense Law by the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) (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, and was the State Delegate National Coordinator with the NCDD. He is the 2012 NCDD Dean’s Award recipient. He received the 2012 Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys (PADDDA) Outstanding Achievement Award. He is a charter member of DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA). He was the Founding Treasurer of the Board of Trustees for the DUI Defense Lawyers Association Justice Foundation (DUIDLAJF). He was named to the faculty of the Indiana University Center for Studies of Law in Action Borkenstein Drug Course in 2014 until 2019. He has been accepted as a non-retained expert witness in federal court (the Middle District of Pennsylvania) as an expert in DUI investigation and defense as well as in the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and chemical testing.
He is a frequent invited guest lecturer at international, national, state and local seminars that are attended by prosecutors, police, investigators, lawyers, judges, academics, scientists, machine manufacturers, and policy-makers. He has lectured at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National meeting nine times and has presented four times at the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 American Academy for Forensic Science (AAFS) national meetings. He was named a Fellow with both the American Institute of Chemists (AIC) and the AAFS. The ACS has named him a Senior Assistant Chromatography Instructor. He serves as the co-chairman of the Forensic Science section of the ACS-Chemistry and the Law (CHAL) Division, and was the Chairman of the CHAL division. He has been selected annually as a SuperLawyer. He is the Chairman/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC, an eight attorney criminal defense and DUI law firm. He maintains three blogs: The Truth About Forensic Science, PA DUI Law Blog and PennLAGO.
Attorney McShane is a trial attorney who protects Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs) who are subject to BAFTE Industry Operations (IO) auditing or actions as well as BAFTE Criminal Enforcement actions. He also protects law-abiding citizens investigated or accused of crime by the government. He isn’t some attorney who is just book smart. Attorney Justin McShane owns Colonial Combat Sports Club (CCSC). CCSC is an officially recognized USA Boxing gym (complete with a 16 foot official competition ring), martial arts studio, Muay Thai and metabolic conditioning center (with a full complement of Olympic/Powerlifting apparatus as well as free weights and cardio equipment). He has competed as an amateur Muay Thai fighter (open age group, pound weight class, modified/K1 Glory rules). He has now turned all of his attention to competing as an official amateur Master (under 45 years old) 165 pound USA Boxing boxer. He has his yellow book (official Masters USA Boxing athlete), his red book (official USA Boxing coach’s certification) including SafeSport certification and has applied for his blue book (official USA Boxing Officials designation) as a Level One official.
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