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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Stars||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Stars||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Stars||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Stars||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2010|
|Barristers Award (Top Legal Advocate)||Temple University||2002|
|Attorney||Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Alva & Associates||2006 - 2014|
|Philadelphia Public Defender||Philadelphia Defender Service||2003 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|NORML Legal Committee||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Member||2003 - 2007|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Hopefully speaking at KEY WEST NORML||Criminal Law||2013|
|Commonwealth of Pa Vs. AR||guilty of simple possession only|
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