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Designated by the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for years since 2008, Mr. Shuttleworth is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  He is proud to serve a broad client base throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


Mr. Shuttleworth attained a B.S. degree in Business Administration at the LeBow College of Business of Drexel University in 2000. In 2004, he received his Juris Doctor from the James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University. He served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. Dych in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas before opening Shuttleworth Law, LLC in Center City Philadelphia in 2006. Since 2009, he has been with Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC.


Mr. Shuttleworth is also an active member of the Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and particularly the Criminal Justice Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association ("Criminal Justice Section"). In 2009, he served as the Treasurer of the Criminal Justice Section. In 2010, he served as the Chair-elect of the Criminal Justice Section, and served as the Chair in 2011. As part of his service as Chair of the Criminal Justice Section, he served as a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention (the "Judicial Commission"), and continues his volunteer work as an investigator for the Judicial Commission.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. Civil Rights: 15%
  3. Personal Injury: 15%



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Contact info

Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC

1520 Locust Street
Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA, 19102


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2014
Volunteer of the MonthPhiladelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program2014
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
President's and Directors' CommendationPennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2010
Rising Stars 2008Pennsylvania Super Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAlva & Shuttleworth, LLC2009 - Present
MemberShuttleworth Law, LLC2005 - Present
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. DychCourt of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Philadelphia Bar Association's Commission on Judicial Selection and RetentionInvestigator2011 - Present
Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMember2008 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2003 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of GovernorsChair2015 - 2015
Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of GovernorsVice Chair2014 - 2014
Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of GovernorsMember2012 - 2016
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - 2013
Philadelphia Bar Associaiton's Commission on Judicial Selection and RetentionMember2011 - 2011
Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionChair2011 - 2011
Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionChair Elect2010 - 2010
Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationProcedural Rules Committee2009 - 2010
Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionExecutive Committee2008 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. M.W.Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted - Commonwealth Forced to Withdraw Prosecution
Commonwealth v. A.J.Acquitted/NOT GUILTY
Commonwealth v. J.C.Acquitted/NOT GUILTY
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Publication nameTitleDate
Philadelphia Criminal Justice BlogAuthor for All EntriesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Drexel UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Who's Watching You: Privacy in the Age of Terror and TwitterN.S.A. Surveillance/Privacy Law2014
Civil Asset Forfeiture TrainingCivil Asset Forfeiture2014
Continuing Legal Education ProgramBullying2011
Bench-Bar ConferenceDiscovery in the Criminal Division of Philadelphia Municipal Court and the Court of Common Pleas2010
Self Defense: Defending Your Person and Your Property Undder the LawSelf Defense2009
People's Law SchoolCriminal Law2009
Legal LineVarious Legal Topics2008
Jumpstart Your BusinessBusiness Launch2008
Criminal Justice Mentoring SummitCriminal Law, Young Lawyer Mentoring2008