Attorney McShane is a trial attorney who specializes in using forensic science in defending citizens amongst us who have been accused of a crime by the Government. He is nationally known and well regarded for being a skilled and fierce litigator, but is also well known for his strong understanding and in-depth knowledge in all forms of forensic science. He earned the American Chemical Society-Chemistry and the Law Division (ACS-CHAL) designation as Forensic Lawyer Scientist (The first attorney in the United States to be designated as such). He has earned Board Certification both in DUI Defense Law by the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) (the first and only Pennsylvania Lawyer to do so and also was the youngest person in the United States ever to be so certified) and as a Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.
He has also earned certification in Forensic Sobriety Assessment, the first attorney to do so in the nation. He is a Sustaining Member, and was the State Delegate National Coordinator with the NCDD. He is the 2012 NCDD Dean’s Award recipient. He received the 2012 Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys (PADDDA) Outstanding Achievement Award. He is a charter member of DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA). He was the Founding Treasurer of the Board of Trustees for the DUI Defense Lawyers Association Justice Foundation (DUIDLAJF). He was named to the faculty of the Indiana University Center for Studies of Law in Action Borkenstein Drug Course in 2014 until 2019. He has been accepted as a non-retained expert witness in federal court (the Middle District of Pennsylvania) as an expert in DUI investigation and defense as well as in the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and chemical testing.