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Reading criminal defense lawyer David R. Eshelman has been practicing federal and state criminal law in Pennsylvania since 1975.  His experience dealing with a wide range of criminal charges has earned him the respect of the Berks County legal community.  Whether you have been charged with a crime or suspect you will be investigated in connection with one, look to David R. Eshelman for savvy counsel and an agressive defense informed by years of interaction with the Pennsylvania justice system.


At David R. Eshelman, A Professional Corporation, we have more than 40 years of experience in all kinds of criminal defense law, including capital offenses and expungements.  When your life and freedoms are on the line, we commit to agressively defending your rights.  We explore all avenues for your defense, including a plea bargain, bench trial or jury trial.  Over the past 40 years, we have developed strong contacts within the Berks County legal community and have defended clients against all types of charges.  Our successes have earned the respect of defendands and lawyers in Reading.  In fact, many of our clients are referred to us by lawyers who recommend our services.  We represent you in any Berks County court.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
  3. General Practice: 10%
  4. Expungement: 10%


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Contact info

David R Eshelman Attorney

424 Walnut Street
Reading, PA, 19601


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentDavid R. Eshelman, P.C.1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors1990 - Present
Berks County Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
American Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2001 - 2003
Publication nameTitleDate
77 Dickinson Law Review 435Criminal Law--Psychiatric Evidence Ruled Admissible in Murder Prosecution to Determine Whether Defendant Acted in Heat of Passion1973
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Dickinson CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971