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Attorney Justin McShane Published in Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence

Congratulations to Attorneys Justin McShane and Katherine McShane, of The McShane Firm, who co-authored a chapter in the book Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence.   This book is widely respected in legal circles as it is authored by top attorneys and scientists. The chapter they authored is entitled “Pennsylvania DUID Prosecution: The Measurand Problem” . DUI Drugs (DUID) is a […]

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Old Age Arson Science has been Debunked

The arson science that we grew up hearing about is dead. Good riddance. I have blogged extensively about arson science especially in connection to the James Hugney Sr. case. (Please see: Man Freed After Serving 35 years 11 months and 8 days in Prison for An Arson-Murder that Wasn’t) It’s actually wrong to call it “arson […]

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Attorney McShane Lectures for the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association

In my time lecturing on forensic science, I have had the honor of instructing scientists, judges, policy-makers, defense attorneys and even prosecutors.  I think it is important that all the stakeholders in the criminal justice system know the science involved so we can make sure we are not convicting innocent people. Recently I was invited to […]

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Attorney McShane Hosts Anti-Doping Workshop at the ACS National Meeting

Science and the Law intersect in many different places- one of them being in doping. As part of my responsibilities as the co-chair of the Forensic Science section of the ACS-Chemistry and the Law Division, I organized a unique workshop dealing with anti-doping laws and science which was held at the 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition on March […]

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Permalink to Justice or an Abortion of Justice? Are some Judges and the Elected DA in Centre County out of Control?

Justice or an Abortion of Justice? Are some Judges and the Elected DA in Centre County out of Control?

An opinion piece by Justin J. McShane Justice or an Abortion of Justice? Are some Judges and the Elected DA in Centre County out of Control? This Firm comes into the public spotlight in the middle of an alarming series of events that has been well played out in the Centre Daily Times, but has […]

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Permalink to New Publication co-edited by Attorney Justin McShane

New Publication co-edited by Attorney Justin McShane

Attorney Justin J. McShane and Josh D. Lee take over the editor roles of Inside the Minds: Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence.   For a long time Josh D. Lee and I have presented forensic science to thousands of lawyers and judges all over the United States. This is why when the editor position for the […]

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Attorney McShane Presents at the Center for Studies of Law in Action at the University of Indiana

Attorney Justin McShane of The McShane Firm was asked to be part of the faculty at the Robert F. Borkenstein Center for Studies of Law in Action at the University of Indiana at their high level toxicologist training entitled “The Effects of Drugs on Human Performance and Behavior” held on September 22nd-26th, 2014 at the Chemical […]

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Permalink to The ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation

The ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation

The paradigm is shifting again. Advancements in science in technology have changed every aspect of our lives.  It wasn’t too long ago that we used to have telephone booths.  Now mobile phones have made them relics of an ancient era. No one had a personal computer. Now, all but few have cell phones that have […]

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The McShane Firm Appeal DUI Case to the Supreme Court of the United States

The McShane Firm recently appealed to have a DUI case heard in front of the Supreme Court of the United States. Commonwealth v. Yohe – The firm once again finds itself involved with the Supreme Court of the United States. We recently filed a petition in the High Court for Writ of Certiorari. This is […]

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Permalink to Why there is great honor in being a criminal defense and DUI attorney

Why there is great honor in being a criminal defense and DUI attorney

Despite being a lawyer, I still strive to be a human being. 😉 But seriously, I take cases personally. I personalize them because they aren’t just cases or case file numbers. These are real life human beings with dreams, hopes, struggles, and most important families. People often ask “How can you defend drunk drivers?” and […]

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