PA DUI Attorney Challenge: Scientific Associations

A major part of understanding and litigating DUI cases is in forensic science.  The major piece of evidence in many of the Pennsylvania DUI cases I defend are DUI blood tests.  The result of these blood tests is a BAC number and the process is supposed to be scientific.  That is why I have devoted a great deal of time to studying the science and chemistry involved so I can challenge any errors in the State’s evidence.  Over time, I have acquired highly respected scientific credentials and membership to many prestigious scientific associations such as:

PA DUI Attorney McShane has been invited to lecture at the ACS annual meeting twice
PA DUI Attorney McShane has been invited to lecture at the ACS annual meeting twice
  • Named a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) – Analytical Chemistry Division, Chemical Toxicology Division, Chemistry & the Law Division [invited guest speaker twice to their national meetings]
  • Central PA Local Section of the American Chemical Society
  • Pending application to the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS)-Jurisprudence Section
  • American College of Forensic Examiners International – Computer Forensics Division, Criminalistics Division, Investigations Division, Legal Division, Pharmacology Division, Private Investigation Division, and Toxicology
  • Associate Member and Lifetime Member (associate member status strictly due to geographical restrictions on membership) of the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Pending application “The Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley”
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) (TDM/Toxicology Division and Philadelphia Local Section member)
  • National Conference of Standards Laboratories International (NCSL International)
  • Association of Analytic Communities (AOAC International)
  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS)
  • Society for Applied Spectrometry (SAS)
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ): Measurement Quality and Statistics

Keep in mind, these are scientific associations not legal ones.  The members are scientists not lawyers.  Most of them require scientific credentials that are reviewed by a committee of scientists in order to be accepted as a member.  In addition to these memberships, I have attended many scientific seminars and have twice been invited to lecture at the American Chemical Society annual seminar.

Very few DUI lawyers in the country have the scientific credentials and recognition that I do and certainly, no DUI attorney in PA can come close to matching my scientific experience. I encourage you to examine the qualifications of everyone and ask other DUI attorneys about their scientific credentials and which scientific associations they are members of.  Remember, science is a big part of defending DUI cases and a the best DUI lawyers must have scientific credentials to be successful.

If you would like to learn more about DUI blood testing please visit my post DUI Blood Testing Review

Justin McShane

PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.

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