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Shawn Michael Curry

Criminal defense Attorney

4.9   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
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About Shawn

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When a person has been accused of a crime, their rights and freedom are at stake. I make it my mission to protect their rights, zealously defend them, and put them in a position to move forward in a positive direction at the conclusion of their case.

Successfully handling hundreds of cases, from felony drug and sex offenses to assaults, thefts, and DUIs, I have appeared in more than 20 counties throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I am admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, U.S. District Court to the Middle District of Pennsylvania and all Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas.

Helping clients achieve their personal and clearly defined objective is obtained by implementing my strategic approach to every case. I work diligently to understand the circumstances that led to the criminal charge and construct an effective defense. Taking such a personalized approach is key to minimizing—if not eliminating—the consequences of the criminal accusation.

Relevant training and experience outside the courtroom enhances my criminal defense practice. I have served as a faculty member teaching trial advocacy skills to law students at the Widener University School of Law Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP). Additionally, I have received certification as an Instructor in Standard Field Sobriety Testing and as an Evidentiary Breath Test Technician relating to DUI litigation. I also participated in the National Drug Defense Seminar in Houston, Texas.

 

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I provide Real Help for Real People accused of crimes throughout Central and South Central Pennsylvania including, but not limited to:  Harrisburg, Hershey, Middletown, York, Red Lion, Stewartstown, Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Shippensburg, Gettysburg, Lewistown, Mifflintown, Newport, New Bloomfield, Dauphin County, York County, Cumberland County, Adams County, Mifflin County, Juniata County, and Perry County.

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Antjuan | December 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A great choice for defense
There is so much to say u can only sum his services up to goat status. Sharp. Knows his work, far from a push over. He fights for u like family, for him to step in when he did and help me stay home wit my kids was a blessing n I honor and appreciate u .. my mothers laid to rest wit a smile knowing her son is home ... Thank You
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Posted by Antjuan | September 2, 2021
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Very appreciative
I was looking at a state sentence, I hired Mr.Curry at the last minute and he got me house arrest, he did a great job. He kept up to date with everything going on , he had no problem with being responsive and answering my questions.
Posted by Steven | July 22, 2021
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Shawn Curry Law Is The Best!!!! Check Them Out! Very Professional, Attentive to Clients Needs, and HONEST...
Shawn Curry Law has represented my Family and me on several occasions now. Not your typical attorney that tells you what you want to hear. Mr. Curry tells you what you need to hear. Very Professional Attorney who knows and understands the LAW as well as his clients needs. Highly recommend Shawn Curry Law.
Posted by Nicole | June 22, 2021
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Very Appreciative of Shawn’s counsel and professionalism!!!
During the course of my lifetime I’ve had the opportunity to deal with many different lawyers for many different reasons, and facets of my life. I’ve had to deal with lawyers due to personal reasons and I’ve had to deal with lawyers due to my career path. Shawn by far is one of the best lawyers I’ve had the opportunity to work with and trust. Shawn is very flexible, dependable, professional, honest and trustworthy. I highly recommend Shawn to my family friends and anyone needing counsel and legal representation, especially for criminal cases Shawn did not sell us any kind of illusions he told us exactly what to expect and the outcome ended up being even better than what we expect. I felt like Shawn was really in our corner and really wanted the best for us without setting us up for any false illusion or expectations I am very pleased with his diligence and also the fact that we could contact him anytime and get a timely response. Thank you Shawn for your hard work and thank you for what you did for our family we appreciate you.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2021
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Takes YOUR side
Great lawyer!! retained him twice, even if it's a week before the court date he will make it happen. If you know your rights as well this is easily a A1 lawyer, great with dealing with drug charges for my preference. Out of 10 stars I'll give him 8.9 for the price & the results I received.
Posted by Matt | February 3, 2020
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Best and most intelligent lawyer I’ve met
Shawn helped me get a case dropped and another charge dropped. He is very intelligent and for sure does his research, I would recommend him to anyone his knowledge of the law is impeccable. Worth every penny I spent plus more!
Posted by Barb | July 13, 2016
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Made a difficult time a bit easier...
I recently had the need to find an attorney to represent my daughter. I had no idea where to turn, but fortunately for me, I found a listing for a criminal defense lawyer named Shawn Curry. I reached out to him; he was prompt in returning my phone call, attentive to my situation, and very professional in handling the situation at hand. I was very impressed with the outstanding rapport he had with the Judges and other court personnel. Should you ever find yourself in a situation requiring activity in the complicated legal arena, I highly recommend Shawn Curry for your attorney.
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Posted by Matthew | July 9, 2016
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Harassment - subject other to physical contact
Shawn's analytical ability and years of experience enable him to provide thoughtful, thorough, and, most importantly, practical legal advise regarding criminal defense. He listened carefully to my questions and needs and responded in a timely manner with clear analysis and advice aimed directly at the issue. He was always available to be reached and was very respectful to the plaintiff and his party. He has the ability to reduce complex issues and terminology into simple concepts that are understandable. Shawn's effectiveness in my case was most impressive and aides in one of the many reasons why I would highly recommend him. I was never disappointed at anytime while being represented by Shawn.
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Posted by Melanie | June 23, 2016
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D.U.I case
Shawn was referred to me by a friend that he had defend on a previous DUI case. Shawn was very attentive, easy to talk to, understanding, and I felt he was genuine about getting me the best outcome for my situation. Would definitely recommend him for your case.
Posted by Christopher | August 12, 2015
Shawn Curry
I had known Shawn briefly before I happened to bump into him before my preliminary hearing. At that time I was not represented and Shawn told me that I was facing pretty serious charges and it would be wise to have representation, even if it was the Public Defender. He helped me through the preliminary hearing, and I then hired him to represent me throughout the judicial process. He was always very helpful and always explained everything very clearly. I am very pleased with Mr. Curry's representation and would recommend his services to anyone in a similar situation.
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Posted by Mark | May 21, 2014
Amazing Professionalism
Shawn Curry did an excellent job representing me on charges of possession of controlled substances. He was always available to assist me in every way possible. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Eugene | May 6, 2014
Best representation
Mr. Curry represented me the he best he could. Always was up front with me and didn't leave any details out. He got me home to my family in shorter time than I expected. I would recommend this lawyer to anyone. He would be number one on my list to tell people to call if they're in any legal trouble. He was very professional, knowledgeable, confident, and he fights hard for what your outcome to be. Thank you so much, Shawn for everything you did for me and my family! You're the best!!
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Posted by Eva | August 27, 2013
Help you can depend on.
Mr. Curry is personable, helpful, factual, common sense, follows up and has watched our process through the legal system and represented us well. We have also referred others and will.
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2012
Highly Recommend
Attorney Curry was excellent at keeping me informed of the status of the case. He arrived to the hearing early and kept us informed during all stages of the process. The charges were withdrawn.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense & Trial Lawyer
  • Shawn Curry Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Private Law Firm
  • 2009 - Present
  • Senior Litigation Associate
  • Private Criminal & DUI Defense Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Dauphin County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of the late-John "Rusty" Miller
  • 2002 - 2005
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2005
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Man facing state prison for gun charges gets probation
  • 3 years probation for Guilty Plea to Prohibited Offensive Weapons (M1)
  • Man facing 2 years in state prison for felony drug charge gets probation
  • 1 year probation for guilty plea to Drug Possession (Misdemeanor).
  • Not Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Assault in Domestic Dispute
  • Not Guilty - Trial
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Associations

  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP)
  • Cross Examination
  • 2015
  • Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP)
  • Cross Examination
  • 2014
  • Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP)
  • Cross Examination
  • 2013
  • Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP)
  • Closing Arguments
  • 2012
  • Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP)
  • Cross Examination
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (39)
Given (23)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is sharp in the courtroom. He communicates well with his clients and is always thoroughly prepared. I recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. We recently worked together on a similar matter. Attorney Curry was proactive, knowledge, and a strong advocate for our client. Attorney Curry always exercises professionalism and is well respected."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Curry is a skilled criminal defense attorney. Besides his work with clients Mr. Curry is recognized as a proficient legal mind from other attorneys across the nation. If facing criminal charges in PA contact Mr. Curry for your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn Curry is a genuine person with a keen legal mind and an aptitude for helping real people with real problems. He is respected by his peers in the legal community. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shawn is a zealous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shawn is a very talented criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Shawn Curry. Shawn is a dedicated criminal attorney. He is a true advocate for the clients that he takes on. He treats every client with the respect that they deserve and is willing to do what it takes to make things right."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I make this endorsement because he is dedicated to his profession and committed to you his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is dedicated to his craft and passionate about his defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Shawn Curry due to his experience in all types of criminal offenses and dedication to his clients. He is also well-respected among his peers in the legal industry."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I first connected with Shawn on Google + and over the course of time, I've followed his career. He is undoubtedly the rare breed of naturally gifted advocate, meticulous legal scholar, and good human being. Combined, these three traits generally result in strong outcomes for his clients. I am proud he is my brother at the defense bar and prouder still to endorse him here."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shaw M. Curry of Shawn M Curry law has my endorsement in both Criminal Defense and DUI. He is an excellent attorney with a strong passion for supporting clients through the criminal justice process. He is passionate about defending the constitutional rights of each and every client, and making sure that the charges have the least adverse impacts on their lives. I interact on his posts, and share them often on Social Media. He provides high quality content related to criminal and DUI law, and often writes about safety and prevention of crimes, and substance abuse. I'm proud to call Shawn M. Curry not only a peer, but a friend. AAA+ Attorney, peer, and friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Shawn on criminal defense matters in the Central Pennsylvania area. Shawn is a tireless advocate for his clients. I am pleased to endorse Shawn."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is a professional. His experience and knowledge in matters of criminal defense is extensive. His clients clearly benefit from his straight-shooter approach."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn Curry is the go-to criminal defense lawyer in Central Pennsylvania. He takes care of his clients and gets great results for them. I often refer cases to Attorney Curry that are in counties in which I do not practice. Top notch defense lawyer."
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