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About me

Most of my practice is criminal defense with cases ranging from drugs, violent crimes, juvenile matters to driving under the influence. I've also done election law on political campaigns for judges and politicians. Lastly, I have helped represent lawyers, law students and judges in disciplinary cases. I pride myself in helping people out in their time of need and hope I can be of assistance to you and your family if you are facing a legal problem, criminal or otherwise.



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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
  2. Violent Crime: 10%
  3. DUI & DWI: 5%
  4. White Collar Crime: 5%
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Montoya Shaffer, L.L.C.

100 S. Broad Street
Suite 1216
Philadelphia, PA, 19110


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2014 Top 40 Lawyer Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
HonorsWho's Who Legal2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMontoya Shaffer, L.L.C.2011 - Present
AssociateFreedman and Lorry, P.C.2010 - Present
Law ClerkCourt of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, PA2008 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Philadelphia Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. FordNot Guilty
Commonwealth V. BrownNot Guilty
Commonwealth v. Ibn-FraruqCase dismissed against both of the firm's clients
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Publication nameTitleDate
Philadelphia DefenseAppeals in Philadelphia2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
San Francisco Conservatory of MusicMusic CompositionBachelors of Music2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Informational Interview WorkshopInformation Interviews2012