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Jeremy-Evan Alva is a dedicated defense lawyer who has always sought to defend the underdog, even in the face of complex challenges. He is unafraid to take on difficult situations, including felony matters and federal charges across the country. His advocacy has played a critical role in the life of many men and women facing serious charges, such as those for drug trafficking, smuggling, violent crimes, driving under the influence, and others.


Jeremy-Evan draws from extensive trial experience as well as a strong educational foundation gained at distinguished universities. After receiving his undergraduate degree, a triple major in Psychology, Social Science, and Political Science, he went on to pursue a career in law to put the ideals he developed into practice. He completed his Juris Doctor while at the James Beasley School of Law at Temple University. Jeremy-Evan received several honors for his trial advocacy skills before graduation.


After he gained admittance to practice law in Pennsylvania courtrooms, Jeremy-Evan served at the Public Defender Association of Philadelphia, gaining courtroom experience and defending clients suffering from extreme financial hardship and facing criminal charges. This position gave him valuable insight into the struggles of adults and minors facing the mercy of the state’s criminal justice system.


Jeremy-Evan Alva continues to fight aggressively for clients facing a wide variety of criminal charges as an attorney at Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC, based in Philadelphia, PA. He has tackled hundreds of cases to date, covering a vast range of criminal offenses, from misdemeanor drug charges to felony manslaughter. Because of his determination in all cases, regardless of the severity of charges involved, he was recognized repeatedly as a "Pennsylvania Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Federal Crime: 20%
  4. White Collar Crime: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Anthony Caudo

    I endorse Jeremy. He is exceptionally skilled and has a wealth of experience. Also an all around nice guy!


    Michael Caudo Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark Damian Hauser

    Jeremy-Evan is professional, knowledgeable, and fights hard for his clients. Highly recommended.


    Mark Hauser Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC

1520 Locust Street # 700
Philadelphia, PA, 19102

Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC

Autumn Drive
Exton, PA, 19341



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarsPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarsPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarsPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarsPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Barristers Award (Top Legal Advocate)Temple University2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAlva & Shuttleworth, LLC2014 - Present
AttorneyAlva & Associates2006 - 2014
Philadelphia Public DefenderPhiladelphia Defender Service2003 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
NORML Legal CommitteeAttorney Member2012 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth of Pa Vs. ARguilty of simple possession only
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hopefully speaking at KEY WEST NORMLCriminal Law2013