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Brad Victor Shuttleworth

Criminal defense Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.9   29 reviews

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About Brad

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Designated by the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer every year from 2016 through 2021, and as a Rising Star from 2008 through 2015, 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.

Licensed for 18 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/04/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Shuttleworth Law
100 South Juniper Street
Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19107

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
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Posted by Kirk | July 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Kirk C.
Brad was recommended to me to handle a very sensitive family matter about an estate after the passing of my mother. I could write a very long recommendation about Brad but will put it in a nutshell. I highly recommend Brad for all the reasons below * He really listens. * He communicates often and frequently. * He answers your calls. * He makes suggestions when you are upset and want to act stupid. * He doesn’t drag things out and gets things settled. * He is professional, sincere and has a natural ability to make clients feel comfortable and relaxed no matter how personal or sensitive your case might be. When you need help call Brad.
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Posted by Megan | July 27, 2021
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Perfect service!
I had been given multiple traffic tickets, many of which weren’t necessary, Brad was able to talk them down to one ticket which helped my financial situation majorly! I highly recommend him, as he will do whatever he can and within his power to assist you with your case
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
CDL help
Great communication and was interested in every aspect of the situation to help me. Always answered or returned calls promptly and helped me get a much lesser judgement in court. Would highly recommend!
Posted by Amy | June 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Easy to worth with!
Brad was very easy to work with, was available to answer all my questions and he successfully had my case dismissed! I highly recommend him.
Posted by Katrina | January 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable lawyer
Professional and knowledgeable lawyer, who aided me in dealing with a criminal case that was a result of profiling. Mr. Shuttleworth was upfront about my options and brought fresh ideas to the table. I could not have asked for a better outcome with the case.
Posted by Clifford | December 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Client for Brad shuttleworth
Brad was a very competent lawyer who had patience and understanding my case,and prepared me on my testimony. And I won my case, I would like to retain his services
Posted by Margaret | December 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Case
Brad did an excellent job with a court matter I had recently. He's a straight forward guy. He knew his stuff. When I went for my face to face appointment with him his attention was on me and my case. He actively listened to what I had to say. Over the years I have found these traits rare in attorneys. He was able to get my case dismissed! Great job Brad thanks so much for your assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2019
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Great stuff
Brad is a great lawyer, was responsive and professional thought what would have been a tougher experience. thanks Brad.
Posted by Robin | December 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful!
Brad is extremely professional, reliable and diligent, and helped me immensely with my legal issue. I am pleased with the outcome of my case and would recommend him to anyone looking for a great attorney.
Posted by Lavonn | September 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
If you looking for a criminal defense lawyer look no futher, Brad Shuttleworth is all you need to know. He was very professional but personal. After hearing the facts and a little leg Brad was confident in reassuring me things will work out. No matter the time, day or night my questions were answer. He comes highly recommended.
Posted by MJ | September 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brad is an exceptional attorney.
This was the first time we needed an attorney and I contacted him to handle a family matter on very short notice. Feeling a little nervous about the situation, Brad made the process simple and easy. Not only did he get the answers I needed right away, he was honest about the situation and made us feel comfortable about the entire process. He went above and beyond what was asked. He is very knowledgeable, accessible and compassionate and I would recommend him in a second.
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Response from Brad Shuttleworth September 18, 2019
I can't express how much of a pleasure it was to help, and I really appreciate your kind words here. If there's anything I can do for you, your family, or your friends in the future, please don't hesitate to call me.
Posted by Rita | September 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Dui dismissed
He did great job getting the charges thrown out . He showed all the mistakes the officer made on this charge for a DUI. Very satisfied
Response from Brad Shuttleworth September 18, 2019
I very much appreciate the nice review! Please let me know if there's anything else I can do for you in the future.
Posted by Stephen | August 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Mr. Shuttleworth is a superb advocate. He represented my son in Philadelphia and New Jersey in 2019. I hired him on the recommendation of a friend. I am so very glad that I was able to retain his services. Brad is an excellent communicator, highly organized, and very responsive to my needs. He is a great lawyer.
Response from Brad Shuttleworth August 23, 2019
It has been nothing but a pleasure meeting you and getting to know you. I hope you feel free to call me at any time for anything you need in the future.
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
PFA Case
Mr. Shuttleworth helped me navigate a PFA (protection from abuse) order against an ex boyfriend. I found Mr. Shuttleworth to be responsive, experienced, honest, and knowledgable. While working with him on the order I felt comfortable sharing the harassment and domestic violence issues I faced. Mr. Shuttleworth was professional and his knowledge of the law and Philadelphia court system brought me peace of mind. With the help of Mr. Shuttleworth we were able to reach a successful outcome that I was satisfied with. To anyone out there reading this thinking about attempting to obtain a PFA order I would not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Shuttleworth and have him on your side through the process.
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Response from Brad Shuttleworth August 23, 2019
I was honored to help you in this case. Thank you for your confidence in me.
Posted by Matt | January 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney I have ever hired
Brad was knowledgeable and thorough, hard working, easy to communicate with, and brilliant in the court room. I recently hired him for a civil case and during the trial Brad was so much better than the other party's attorney. Brad was more prepared, confident, and easily countered the other party's arguments while winning over the judge. He won't let you down. I highly recommend him and would hire him again.
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Response from Brad Shuttleworth January 31, 2019
Thank you, Matt. I really appreciate this.
Posted by Michael | November 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Philadelphia's Top Attorney
Brad helped me with a case related to my business. Although I was a plaintiff, Brad's extensive knowledge as a defense attorney was key to help us negotiate an acceptable resolution outside of court after the preliminary hearing. Brad's technical skills are second to none, he thoroughly knows and applies all pertinent laws. In addition to technical skills, Brad is very strong at helping the client focus on key issues so as not to overwhelm the court. I felt I had many issues, Brad boiled it down to two key issues that essentially put the defendant in a position where they had to settle. Brad's examination and cross-examination of testimony show an amazing speed to process new information and use it to the client's advantage. I feel very blessed to have found Brad and reach a peaceful resolution to an unpleasant situation in business. Thanks again Brad. Hire Brad if you want a happy resolution to your situation.
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Response from Brad Shuttleworth January 31, 2019
Mike, thank you for the kind words!
Posted by Patricia | June 5, 2017
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Fantastic lawyer
We hired Mr.Shuttleworth for a hard case. In return we won. Mr. Shuttleworth had a great personality when we first spoke, very easy to speak to. He explains everything he's going to do with your case, which I loved. Always made you feel like your case was the only one he had but in reality it's not. Mr. Shuttleworth always gets back to every question or concern, very valuable. Fantastic speaker. If we ever needed a lawyer again or if anyone needed a lawyer Mr. Shuttleworth would be our first thought.
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Response from Brad Shuttleworth August 30, 2017
Hi Patricia, I just wanted to thank you for the kind words!
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Brad Shuttleworth, Esq.
Mr. Shuttleworth helped every step of the way with my case; did a great job keeping in contact with me and moving my case along; was very responsive to all my questions; very professional and personable. I was very satisfied with the outcome of my case.
Response from Brad Shuttleworth October 19, 2016
I appreciate the kind words!
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
He quoted the oj simpson trial
Brad and I went to school together since child hood. I needed an intelligent attorney who could explain my behavor better then i could although when he quoted oj i almost got sick in the court room. Little with no surprise super lawyer Brad v Shuttleworth got me the not quilty I deserved. Brad knows the law and cares for his clients. I pass his name to any who ask. In a nut shell this attorney is worth every cent.
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Response from Brad Shuttleworth February 25, 2016
I appreciate the kind words! We worked hard to get to that great result, and I think about it to this day from time to time. The OJ Simpson reference was an analogy to the case where he was convicted of robbery when attempting to get back mementos that he said belonged to him. In court, I distinguished how this case was nothing like the OJ robbery, and the judge completely understood my argument, and he ruled in our favor. Plus, everyone enjoys a good OJ reference once in a while because it brings back many memories, good and bad, of the guy and the tumult in court and the media over him. I am so happy that you are happy with the result I got for you. Just call me if there's anything I can do for you in the future.
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Posted by christina | March 23, 2014
Brad is the man!! a job we'll done.
I can honestly say that if your life depends on a excellent Lawyer Brad Shuttleworth is the man to go to I was absolutely desperate when I walked into his office and he assured me that it will all be ok and that I could trust him and that he will fight like hell for me so I trusted him with my sons life my son was facing alot of time and fighting a case that seemed to be impossible to win I was lost scared and out of faith and hope but Brad assured me that he would get my son back to me and guess what he did Brad went above and beyond to bring my son home to me. To watch this man work a courtroom is absolutely amazing Brad is very confident in and out of the courtroom when he says he is going to get the job done he really gets it done!! Anytime I called or texted him day or night he was always there to talk to me. I love this man he brought my baby back to me!!! He did what many others said could NOT be done. I owe my life to him I truly do. Brad Shuttleworth is the man that you want fighting for you he will have your back and he won't give up. When your life is on the line this is the man that will save that life for you without a doubt!!!! So if you or your loved one needs a great Lawyer Mr Brad V Shuttleworth is definitely the one to hire he will not disappoint you. Words can not express how grateful I am to him!!!!!
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Response from Brad Shuttleworth December 5, 2015
I appreciate the kind words! Together, we did a lot of work on your son's case, and I will never forget it. I'm also very glad that you continue to be in touch!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Shuttleworth Law
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Member
  • Shuttleworth Law, LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. Dych
  • Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • LeBow College of Business of Drexel University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. A.J.
  • Acquitted/NOT GUILTY
  • Commonwealth v. J.C.
  • Acquitted/NOT GUILTY
  • Commonwealth v. M.R.
  • Acquitted/NOT GUILTY
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Associations

  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association's Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention
  • Investigator
  • 2011 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Vice Chair
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Philadelphia Bar Associaiton's Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2011
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Chair Elect
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Procedural Rules Committee
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Volunteer of the Month
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • President's and Directors' Commendation
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Stars 2008
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2008
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Who's Watching You: Privacy in the Age of Terror and Twitter
  • N.S.A. Surveillance/Privacy Law
  • 2014
  • Civil Asset Forfeiture Training
  • Civil Asset Forfeiture
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education Program
  • Bullying
  • 2011
  • Bench-Bar Conference
  • Discovery in the Criminal Division of Philadelphia Municipal Court and the Court of Common Pleas
  • 2010
  • Self Defense: Defending Your Person and Your Property Undder the Law
  • Self Defense
  • 2009
  • People's Law School
  • Criminal Law
  • 2009
  • Legal Line
  • Various Legal Topics
  • 2008
  • Jumpstart Your Business
  • Business Launch
  • 2008
  • Criminal Justice Mentoring Summit
  • Criminal Law, Young Lawyer Mentoring
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (29)
Endorse Brad
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Awesome criminal defense attorney. Very responsive, experienced, and effective."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of knowing Brad for years. He is an amazing trial attorney and a very humble person. I highly recommend Brad."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Brad is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Brad for about 10 years. He is truly an exceptional lawyer who has obtained outstanding results for his clients. I regularly refer personal injury cases to him for his consideration."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with Brad for more than a decade. He is very knowledgeable and an excellent attorney."
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The credentials that this attorney has speaks for itself"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, whose reputation and credentials speak for themselves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brad is professional, knowledgeable, and fights hard for his clients. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brad is dedicated to winning for his clients, and he is also an exemplary leader in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brad is one of the most knowledgeable legal minds I have had a pleasure to work along. I wholeheartedly endorse this Brad."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brad. He is well versed in the law and an asset to the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Shuttleworth is a skilled and respected member of the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brad. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad is intelligent, very personable, always well prepared and a hard hitter in the courtroom. He's a great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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