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I am a graduate of Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where I served as a research assistant to tenured faculty and was named a Teaching Fellow as well as Who's Who Among Law Students. I am admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Middle District-Pennsylvania, and all Pennsylvania Courts.
I am a former assistant district attorney and have been honored by the Central Pennsylvania readers of Harrisburg Magazine by being named Reader’s Choice – Criminal Attorney for three consecutive years, and recently as Reader's Choice -- Family Law.
I am a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and of the Dauphin County Bar Association, having served three terms as a member of the Board of Directors. During my third term, I was elected as an officer of the Board and will become President of the Board of Directors of the Dauphin County Bar Association in 2016.
I have been a guest lecturer at The Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law and have guest-lectured Magisterial District Judge continuing legal education. I have been named to Who's Who in American Law 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 editions.
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I always rate an attorney by whether I would use him or her if I had an issue where I needed legal help. Attorney Sheldon is that attorney that I would turn to without hesitation. He is dedicated, knowledgeable and will fervently advocate for his client. I wholeheartedly endorse him.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Ten for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Select Lawyer - Highest Regard by Peers||Susquehanna Style Magazine||2015|
|Reader's Choice -- Family Law||Central PA Magazine||2014|
|Reader's Choice -- Criminal Law||Central PA Magazine||2010|
|Reader's Choice -- Criminal Law||Central PA Magazine||2009|
|Reader's Choice -- Criminal Law||Central PA Magazine||2008|
|Select Lawyers - Highest||Susquehanna Style Magazine||N/A|
|Attorney||Law Office of J. Michael Sheldon||2005 - 2015|
|Attorney||Costopoulos, Foster & Fields||2001 - 2005|
|Assistant District Attorney||York County District Attorney's Office||1999 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Dauphin County Bar Association||President of the Board of Directors||2016 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Dauphin County Bar Association||Member of the Board of Directors||N/A|
|Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Temple University||Journalism & Public Relations||MA - Masters||N/A|
|Pennsylvania State University||Public Policy||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Harrisburg Area Community College||Police Science||AA - Associate Degree||N/A|