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Shawn Dorward


Shawn Dorward has been recognized as one of the most dedicated and hardworking attorneys in Pennsylvania. He has handled hundreds of cases ranging from Pennsylvania DUI (including CDL and refusal cases) to DUI with drugs, assault, and battery. Shawn vows to work extremely hard to secure the best possible outcome for your situation making him an outstanding protector of your rights.

He has been admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and all Pennsylvania State Courts. He has been acknowledged as a valued member of the National College for DUI Defense, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Court. Attorney Dorward has also been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Attorney Dorward's primary practice is criminal law, with a specialization in DUI. He is especially well versed in challenging Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) from breath and blood testing. As a trial attorney, he is not afraid to argue matters before a judge and challenge the State’s sloppy forensic labs. A brutal cross-examiner, Shawn has repeatedly forced police officers to admit to untrustworthy evidence. As an attorney, Shawn excels in challenging cases with the latest in forensic science.

With his years of experience, Shawn Dorward has gained respect for his knowledge of forensic science and his willingness to fight tirelessly for his clients. Shawn pledges to provide you with informed analysis and honest advice to help you make the right decision for your case and your future.

While outside of work Attorney Dorward enjoys spending time with his family and working out in his local gym. With every aspect of his life, he attempts to be the best and always strides to put his best efforts forward.

With hundreds of hours of advanced DUI and forensic science training, Shawn’s combination of knowledge and experience are unmatched by other DUI lawyers in Pennsylvania. Dorward brings his experience to the courtroom to defend your rights.

Some highlights of Attorney Dorward's specialized DUI training are:


  • Sport Management - Bachelor of Science Temple University - College
  • JD Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Graduate School

Client Reviews

“If you are ever in the unfortunate position of needing an attorney, look no further than Shawn Dorward. He will treat you with respect and be honest in regards to what the next steps are, and what to expect. He is an attorney that will fight for you and do everything in his power to mitigate the damage as best as possible. I hope I won't need his services, but if you do, you won't regret it!”


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