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William M. Shreve

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Mr. Shreve is a 1990 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School. In 1994, Mr. Shreve graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, cum laude. He majored in Criminal Justice with a pre-law minor. Mr. Shreve earned his Juris Doctorate in 1998 from the Widener University School of Law located in Harrisburg, PA. From 1996 through 2000, Mr. Shreve served as a Dauphin County Assistant Public Defender advocating for individuals charged with Driving Under the Influence, and hundreds of crimes from the crimes code. He has argued before the Superior, Supreme, and Commonwealth Courts of Appeals.

From 2000 through 2013, Mr. Shreve prosecuted child abuse cases on behalf of Dauphin County in all applicable courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He created multiple child welfare and prosecution training for Judges and lawyers in Dauphin County and across the state. In 2000, Mr. Shreve created the Shreve Law Group and is the managing partner of the firm. Mr. Shreve specializes in Criminal Defense and Family Law. He is a member of the Dauphin County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  He is admitted to practice law in all Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas and within the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Federal Court. He was formerly Secretary and has served on the Dauphin County Pre-trial Services Board since 2000.

Mr. Shreve handles all types of criminal cases. He has defended thousands of clients charged with major crimes such as Aggravated Assault, Felony Drug Charges, Rape, Robbery, Child Abuse, and Homicide. Mr. Shreve also represents clients charged with lesser offenses such as Traffic Violations, Underage Drinking, Driving Under the Influence, and Disorderly Conduct. From 2000 to 2013, Mr. Shreve served Dauphin County as Solicitor for Children and Youth Services. From 2001-2008, he served as a Hearing Examiner for Dauphin County having been appointed to this position by Dauphin County President Judge Richard A. Lewis.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    20 years
  2. Child Custody: 50%
    20 years



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  • Jonathan Walter Crisp

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bill Shreve for almost 20 years and he is a passionate and zealous litigator who will fight for his clients.


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  • Bryan Eugene DePowell Jr.

    I have known Attorney Shreve for several years now and throughout that time I have known him to be a competent and zealous advocate for his clients. I have no reservations in saying that I wholehearted endorse Attorney Shreve.


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Contact info

3618 N 6th St
Harrisburg, PA, 17110-1516


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberLinglestown Bar Association2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerShreve Law Group2000 - Present
Hearing ExaminerDauphin County Court Of Common Pleas2001 - 2008
SolicitorDauphin County Children and Youth2000 - 2013
Assistant Public DefenderDauphin County Public Defenders Office1997 - 2000
Certified Legal InternPennsylvania Department Of Corrections1997 - 1998
Certified Legal InternWidener Legal Clinic1997 - 1998
Certified Legal InternDauphin County Public Defender's Office1997 - 1998
InternLaw Office of Frederick R. Gutshall1996 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Knights of ColumbusSt. Matthews2014 - Present
Dauphin County Pre-Trial ServicesFormer Secretary2001 - Present
Dauphin County Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Linglestown Bar AssociationN/A2014 - 2017
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. Derek AndersonJuvenile Court
Commonwealth v. Zhaire DekeyserRe-Trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Testifying in CourtHow to prepare for Direct and Cross Examination Testimony2012
Child Welfare Law 2004Understanding Taint and Commonwealth v. Delbridge2004
Widener Law JournalCase law Update with legal Analysis1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PALawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Indiana University of PennsylvaniaCriminology Major and Pre-Law MinorBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Huntingdon Area High SchoolAcademicHigh School Diploma1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Caseworker TrainingHow to Testify in Court from a Common Sense Perspective2012
Masters MeetingCoordinating Child Abuse Prosecutions and the Department of Public Welfare2010
Child Welfare Law 2004Delbridge and the Issue of Avoiding Taint-Model Child Interviewing2004